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Something for the anti-drapists?

patrickBOOTH

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The recent disaster of an A&S thread got me thinking about drape... again. To me and some others, drape can be seen as slightly sloppy looking, or having shoulders that are too extended to achieve this comfort. Would it be possible, in order to achieve similar freedom of movement to have the front cut clean as a whistle with shoulders that hug more, however in the back have side pleats at the shoulder seams much like the pleats on a shirt right below the yoke? So rather than trying to ease fullness into the shoulder seam creating vertical folds, actually create a pleat so you get the snug shoulder, however more freedom to move your arms and allow the chest to give some. Doable?
 

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OMG. what the heck is that? ^^ - - - Probably too much drape for you, but another option:
 

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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH
The recent disaster of an A&S thread got me thinking about drape... again. To me and some others, drape can be seen as slightly sloppy looking, or having shoulders that are too extended to achieve this comfort. Would it be possible, in order to achieve similar freedom of movement to have the front cut clean as a whistle with shoulders that hug more, however in the back have side pleats at the shoulder seams much like the pleats on a shirt right below the yoke? So rather than trying to ease fullness into the shoulder seam creating vertical folds, actually create a pleat so you get the snug shoulder, however more freedom to move your arms and allow the chest to give some. Doable?

I do not want to get into the merits of drape (it's a stylistic choice and if you like it then get it and if you don't then don't but it's nothing about which one should wage a holy war), but I think that there are folks out there who would say that a non-drape coat can achieve similar freedom of movement if it is cut properly.
 

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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH
The recent disaster of an A&S thread got me thinking about drape... again. To me and some others, drape can be seen as slightly sloppy looking, or having shoulders that are too extended to achieve this comfort. Would it be possible, in order to achieve similar freedom of movement to have the front cut clean as a whistle with shoulders that hug more, however in the back have side pleats at the shoulder seams much like the pleats on a shirt right below the yoke? So rather than trying to ease fullness into the shoulder seam creating vertical folds, actually create a pleat so you get the snug shoulder, however more freedom to move your arms and allow the chest to give some. Doable?
There are several action back treatments that do this, a bi-swing back is one type of action back used on sport coats that are used for shooting. It would look odd on a city suit but I have seen it done on a Glen Plaid, I'm not keen however.
 

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