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Which brands do a good roped shoulder?

thinman

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The Oxxford Crest model has a slightly roped sleevehead.
 

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SR tailors outside (or sometimes, inside) the A&S tradition do rope shoulders. Huntsman, Dege, Kilgour, etc. Their RTW lines, I assume, should, too.

Here is an example I am wearing now.

 

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Holy crap man that suit looks amazing. From the file name I take that it's a Kilgour suit?

Originally Posted by whoopee
SR tailors outside (or sometimes, inside) the A&S tradition do rope shoulders. Huntsman, Dege, Kilgour, etc. Their RTW lines, I assume, should, too.

Here is an example I am wearing now.

 

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Thanks. It's in favourable lighting, and yes, it is by Kilgour.
 

thinman

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Originally Posted by drake
Holy crap man that suit looks amazing. From the file name I take that it's a Kilgour suit?

I second that! What an amazing suit!!
Here's an Oxxford Crest (missed your request for pictures on first reading):

 

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I agree that the shoulders on that Kilgour are great. I'm suprised, though, as one of the partners in my firm has a couple bespoke KFS suits and the shoulders don't look anything like that.

As an aside, is that the "pagoda" shape as the English shoulder was once described?

dan
 

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I don't understand the roped shoulder. The look is very unnatural to me. I owuld love an explanation if somebody has one.
 

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Zegna's current silhouette has distinct roping, and the pagoda shape.

Is that Kilgour bespoke or RTW? The armholes look a little low.

--Andre
 

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It is Kilgour bespoke (entry level). The lighting hides the armholes, but they are nice and high for my top heavy arms. The new Kilgour apparently cuts a slightly different silhouette than the old KFS.

I wasn't expecting the pagoda shoulders, as most SR shoulders I have seen in this vein are straight. There is no padding because of my rather square shoulders that sort of pitch naturally. But the cut is still obviously structured and a touch of wadding and a large shoulder with a smallish armhole gives the roping effect. It is not extreme. I like it. Other aspects of the silhouette are less to my liking.

I only like a bit of roping on city suits - the Italian rollino is really nice but hard to obtain. On country suits and sport coats no roping looks better to me. Rope is indeed unnatural.
 

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Zegna Napoli Couture used to have a roped shoulder, not sure if they still do.
 

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