Keep in mind that suede is notorious for stretching easily. I too had a wider gap on the suede strands I picked up, but thought it would disappear as my foot settled into the cork and the suede stretched.
Flyswatter, care to share the issues for the forum's good? I had a good experience, but also did not need many alterations from the trial jacket. My one nit pick is that the button stance is too high for me, but I think Kent did a tremendous job in making other recommendations (some that I might never have considered).