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PREFERENCE: Naturaly shoulder vs. moderately padded shoulder

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

  1. eHaberdasher

    eHaberdasher Distinguished 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 Cyber Eliitist

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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 Distinguished 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 Distinguished Member Affiliate Vendor

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    Probably minimal to no roping - personally not a huge fan of roping.
     


  7. facet

    facet Senior Member

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


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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 Distinguished 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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