PREFERENCE: Naturaly shoulder vs. moderately padded shoulder

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

  1. david4991

    david4991 Active Member

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    Natural for me as well. Any idea as far as a timeline?
     
  2. swiego

    swiego Senior member

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    I prefer Lucchese shoulders.
     
  3. Flanderian

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    Natural shoulder are my preference, though that term is fairly elastic.
     
  4. Superfluous

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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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  5. Superfluous

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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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  6. SlamMan

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    Natural is my preference.
     
  7. Trompe le Monde

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    depends on entirely on the intent of the jacket - business? formal? casual? fabric type and pattern?
     
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    Here's a request for staples (Navy and Charcoal) in 46R/S
     
  9. JayJay

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    I have broad shoulders but need a little padding to compensate for a dropped left shoulder.
     
  10. Superfluous

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    Are you suggesting he makes all his suits with stronger padding in the left shoulder? :lol:
     
  11. jeff13007

    jeff13007 Senior member

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    Natural, but im talking like American Kiton/Attolini/Isaia, or even TF. If you are gong for something like a bespoke NSM which has no padding at all them im not sure the majority of the american market will go for that look. People on here sure, but from a business point of view a little padding wont hurt :)
     
  12. eHaberdasher

    eHaberdasher Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    OK just to be clear - when I say "natural" there will actually be a VERY small pad - it won't be completely natural/unpadded. Will be experimenting a bit - hope some of you will be up to being a guinea pig.
     
  13. Grenadier

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    Natural. With a 3-roll-2 button configuration.
     
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  14. FlyingMonkey

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    Surely, the only answer, as in all questions like this is that, though he may have a preference for one or the other, a gentleman needs jackets of each configuration for any eventuality?
     
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    natural or none for when going out....padded for business
     

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