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Those are side panels.  All body coats, i.e. dress coat and morning coats are cut like that.  Rarely seen nowadays except on military uniforms.  Patrol jackets, mess jackets, tunics and service jackets for certain regiments are all cut with curved side panels and waist seams, which allows for a closer fit.  I believe the earliest lounge suits were also cut like that.  If you watch Jude Law in Sherlock Holmes, his tweed suit has side panels as well.  Its far more...
After lurking for a few years, this post has finally made me create an account.     As I also reside in Ontario, I can highly recommend Trend Custom Tailors in Toronto.  They have experience making  detachable collars, I've ordered from them and was very impressed with the result.  The shirts are cut and sewn on the premises.  There's a minimum order for 3 shirts.  You should check out their website for more details.    
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