Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by eHaberdasher, Oct 27, 2011.
I haven't even the slightest of clues.
In general though, do sloping shoulders look better with padding?
i fear we're going to start seeing pagoda shoulders again soon.
I like the natural shoulder.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Natural is best for me. I find padding and roping looks stiff, overly formal.
+1 as well. The shoulder looks fine.
+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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