Tag: Shoulders

The Effect of Small Changes in a Silhouette

Most tailors have a house style that defines both the silhouette of their suits and how they execute the small details. Tailors have a house style for numerous reas...

Roped Sleeve Heads on James Bond

Roped sleeve heads are something often mentioned on this blog. Often called a "roped shoulder", a roped sleeve head describes the bumped shape or ridge of the sl...

Pagoda: The Other Natural Shoulder

When most people think of natural shoulder suits, it's the soft shoulder that curves down at the ends to follow the shoulder into the arm. But we often forget th...

The Roman/Military/Equestrian Shoulder

Though not all the same, the Roman shoulder, military shoulder and equestrian shoulder are all strongly structured shoulders with a straight line and generous pa...

The English Straight Shoulder

The tailors on London's Savile Row and its neighbouring streets are known for making many types of shoulders, from Anderson & Sheppard's softly structured should...

The Soft Shoulder

The shoulder is the most defining aspect of a suit's silhouette. Shoulders can be padded or unpadded, straight, curved or pagoda-shaped. But what is a soft shoul...