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PREFERENCE: Naturaly shoulder vs. moderately padded shoulder

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by eHaberdasher, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. eHaberdasher

    eHaberdasher Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    So what say ye? Which do you prefer? Toying with the idea of offering a Benjamin model with a natural shoulder, or would you prefer a moderately padded shoulder like RLBL or current Benjamin models?
     
  2. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Senior member

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    Natural for my shoulders. They are large as is. Don't need any help there.

    Out of curiosity, if you do do a slightly padded shoulder will they also be roped?
     
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    Natural as well.
     
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    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think on this forum you will generally see a resounding theme. Me? I think they both have their purposes, although natural is my preference.
     
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  6. eHaberdasher

    eHaberdasher Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Probably minimal to no roping - personally not a huge fan of roping.
     
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    I like the amount of padding that you currently have; but I'd be fine either way. I'd just like to see more variety in the fabrics on offer (still campaigning for a lighter blue or blue nailhead :)).
     
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  8. JamesX

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    Fate did not see fit to bless me with big shoulders, so I like a little padding.
     
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    Taylorstav Senior member

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    Not a huge fan of the natural shoulder. Give me some pad give me some rope!
     
  10. eHaberdasher

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    Huh. I have small shoulders myself - I wear a 38R, and I'm partial to the natural shoulder.
     
  11. eHaberdasher

    eHaberdasher Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Yes - new fabrics coming. Also need to restock basics in certain sizes... man we didn't know there was such high demand for 36S and 38S!
     
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    Padded or "structured" slightly. I prefer that a suit or jacket add a little definition to the torso. That being said, a natural shoulder is all some need if their shoulders are square or already well defined.
     
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    Soft/Natural. Like Isaia would be perfect :D
     
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    natural for me but slightly padded for those with smaller shoulders
     
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    Natural for me as well. Any idea as far as a timeline?
     
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    I prefer Lucchese shoulders.
     
  18. Flanderian

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    Natural shoulder are my preference, though that term is fairly elastic.
     
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    I don't think you have the idea right. RLBL doesn't have much padding I think; it's the sleeve head that's very structured/roped. Go feel the shoulder, much of what you think of padding are on the points. But as for whether you should do a RLBL shoulder? I don't think so. I think it works well for me, but for most people the shoulders are too wide and daunting. If you want to base it off an existing brand you can look at, look at Ralph Lauren Purple Label. It has the light padding with a nice roped shoulder with a very clean line.
     
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    In my opinion, if you really want an elegant design, it has to have a roped shoulder. If you want a really nice roped shoulder without padding talk to Despos. He makes a fantastic shoulder with little to no padding. Ask him about it.
     
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