Which brands do a good roped shoulder?

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  1. edmorel

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    Your Michel Angelo jacket has a great roped shoulder.
     


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    Your Michel Angelo jacket has a great roped shoulder.


    Thanks, I was looking to compare that with some of the big boys like Kiton, Borrelli etc. but I can't seem to find any good pics. Thanks for the PM, I will contact him.
     


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    Of the Italians, Brioni suits are well known for their roped shoulders.
     


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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?

    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.

    [​IMG]
     


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


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    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):

    [​IMG]
     


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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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    I love the artifice of the pagoda roping.

    As for Kilgour's bespoke, this is the Shanghai model?
     


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


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