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  1. Trad Style
    After swearing off vintage sport coats, I've been picking up some new jackets from Press & O'Connell's and I've been surprised at just how much shoulder there is in these offerings. I find that my Ralph Lauren sport coats have a much softer shoulder with little if any structure to it at all...
  2. Trad Style
    Here goes the broken record: I think this year's Southwick-made suit jackets feature the same natural, sloping shoulder I've seen and worn in years past. Maybe a wee bit of "padding," but not much. It's basically the Douglas shoulder. And since there's a case to be made that a completely...
  3. Trad Style
    I must admit, I have been pleased with the relative softness/slope of my recently purchased Samuelsohn suits/jackets. I can see a difference between these and the slightly more padded Press suits, as well as Brooks offerings. BUT, I wanted to report, I was in O'Connells over the Holidays and...
  4. Trad Style
    What is this supposed to mean? Does it just mean the shoulder part of the blazer does not have any padding?
  5. Timeless Style
    This topic generates a lot of confusion, so I thought I would share what I have learned with the members. What is a Neapolitan shoulder? The tailors of Naples have become famous over the last ten years, in part because the rise in popularity of brands like Kiton. Many writers wax poetic about...
  6. Timeless Style
    I went into a retailer called Beecroft & Bull today, and was shown a Ralph Lauren Polo II model. My size was not available, but I was immediately taken with the shoulder. It had the least padding I have encountered. If anyone on the forum is familiar with this model, do you know of a maker/model...
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