I haven't seen anyone where the seams don't extend further down the shoulder. That's just the fit. As long as the am length is right, I just attribute it to being the style. Here's an example of how mine fit. Good body length, good arm length, good in the chest, shoulder seams down the arm a bit. I have two in Lisheen (v-neck and crossover) and one in Dark Natural (v-neck). I love the linen knit. Looking forward to the fall so I can get in on the wool too.