I recently had the pleasure of attending a Haspel event in NYC this spring. Founded in 1909, Haspel is an American brand and most men know the label for its RTW seersucker suits.
What I saw at the show were hefty washed wools made into casual sports jackets and very vintage looking suits. The common denominator to all of the garments is a very soft shoulder, with either a very light pad or no padding. In an interesting reversal of fortune, the fabrics are woven and made in Asia, while the garments are made in the USA. This keeps the price point low starting from $395 going up to $695.
If you like soft natural shoulders and need to keep the wardrobe budget within reason, Haspel’s offering is certainly worth a first and second look.