Shoulder padding has been a longtime standard within tailoring, offering jackets structure and support across the shoulders and sleeves.
However, style trends change over time and as part of our Video Style Series, Leah and fashion consultant Chris Modoo explore if heavy shoulder padding is now out of date.
We also explore more the same question within our latest journal post below.
WATCH NOW: IS SHOULDER PADDING OUT OF DATE?
IS HEAVY SHOULDER PADDING OUT OF DATE?
The heavy padded shoulder on a jacket is not very popular at the moment but still has its place within menswear tailoring. The advantage of these stronger shoulder lines is the creating of a lovely shoulder line. Heavy shoulder padding can also accommodate wider lapels and it accentuates a slim waist.
If you like the idea of a really heavy and structured shoulder pad, we would recommend going to a tailor to achieve it, as it can be difficult to find off the peg.
THE PERFECT SHOULDER PADDING FOR A TAILORED JACKET
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF AN UNSTRUCTURED SHOULDER PAD?
Unstructured jackets have minimal tailoring in the chest and are very softly structured. Therefore, the natural unstructured shoulder complements this style very well.
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WHY BUY A RAMPLEY & CO TAILORED JACKET?
Fit is incredibly important to us and so our tailored jackets are designed to look good across all body shapes, ensuring you always look and feel your best. We offer two fits, slim and regular, as well as allowing you to choose the perfect length to suit your torso and arms. We recommend you take a look at our comprehensive size guide which gives a full overview of the sizing should you wish to check against another jacket here: Jacket Size Guide.
As well as being constructed from fabric supplied by the world renowned Scabal of Savile Row, what makes our jackets truly exceptional is the ability to select your choice of lining (included in the total price). Your lining is not about being extravagant, but ensuring you have something personal to you. We have a large selection of jacket linings, but also offer a bespoke service should you want a truly one-of-a-kind jacket.
Once you have purchased your jacket, one of our team will follow up with you to double check the details and answer any further questions. Your satisfaction is absolutely guaranteed, so you can be sure that you will be delivered a jacket that exceeds your expectations.