PREFERENCE: Naturaly shoulder vs. moderately padded shoulder

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

  1. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I haven't even the slightest of clues.
     
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    In general though, do sloping shoulders look better with padding?
     
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    i fear we're going to start seeing pagoda shoulders again soon.

    I like the natural shoulder.
     
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    bboysdontcryy Senior member

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    To me, it does. I feel that a little padding adds some definition to the shoulder, and gives a sharper overall look.

    I stand to be corrected on this, but I daresay that there's probably some padding on the first coat below, and the second looks like a natural shoulder.

    The first somehow looks sharper (and better) to me.

    http://cdn.styleforum.net/5/54/350x700px-LL-54d338d9_010.jpeg[img]

    [img]http://www.styleforum.net/content/type/61/id/815598/[img]
     
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    vida Senior member

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    I completely agree with your example. I think the jacket in the 2nd pic looks a bit sloppy. The shoulders on the DB look great.
     
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    Agree with this and DocHolliday. And this, I think is the basis of the English-style of suit cutting - it's all about making a flattering silhouette that emphasizes characteristics associated with masculinity, without going over the top. I like the stronger shoulder and nipped waist.
     
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    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    PG's use of a completely unpadded shoulder is done in the appropriate context, it's a casual jacket.

    The same can be said about the suit above it, a DB jacket is a great candidate for a structured shoulder.

    There is rarely better or worse in regard to these decisions, however there is better use of a style in respect to the context it will be used in.
     
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    Also true.
     
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    redboat Senior member

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    Natural is best for me. I find padding and roping looks stiff, overly formal.
     
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    +1 as well. The shoulder looks fine.
     
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    +1 lightly padded natural shoulder. I have rather broad shoulders and a slightly small-ish head compared to the torso, so big shoulder pads do no good for me. But then I also don't have the perfect shoulders, so a little bid of padding is just about right.
     

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