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Soft vs. Structured Shoulders

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Soft vs. Structured Shoulders

As I've discussed in previous posts, suit and sport coat design and trends are more about playing with details than reinventing the wheel - wide vs. narrow lapels, short vs. long jacket length, etc. One of the most important, and often overlooked details is the shoulder type. While most people have observed that the shoulder width of jackets has narrowed dramatically from the early 90s to today, the type of shoulder - that is how it is constructed - is a more subtle detail and can be telling of a jacket's pedigree. It's important to understand that the amount of shoulder padding and the...

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