Clothing nerds like to get riled up about shoulder treatments. And for good reason - it’s a critical point in a jacket’s silhouette and the area most noticed by discerning individuals.
Some believe whole-heartedly on one specific school of thought. For instance the #menswear crew obsesses over a soft shoulder, not only, I think, because of inspiration from Pitti’s past, but also because of the comfort.
As I’ve started to question the clothing that I wear more and more, I realize that while shoulder expressions are extremely important to the overall look of a jacket, there isn’t one that’s inherently better than the rest.
The jackets in the pictures above range from structured to soft, from bespoke to RTW, and from old to new and there’s something in each of them that I love.