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Chest is too small
Nothing wrong going with lapels, just my opinion or what I would do personally
I call it charcoal brown, has some blue in it too. Definitely is brown
Some things I have in stock Donkey flannel chalkstripe Worsted tan flannel 12/13 ounce Taupe and brown houndstooth 11 ounce Don't know how well the colors will render from these iPhone pics This has more olive in it but is a great color close to donkey from this book.
Those marks are intentional. When you tried on the jacket did it stand away from your chest? It looked like the lapels were bowing out and not laying flat?
If you have a full chest, u shape is more difficult to fit, would discuss with the maker. You did say you have an athletic build. Can't think of anything less elegant with a dinner suit than low rise flat front trouser. Suggest a higher rise single pleat. The rise will effect the length of the vest and the overall proportions. Vest with peaks, cummerbund with shawl. No lapels on either. They don't show and add bulk where you want the jacket to lay flat against your...
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I'm out if you go 18 ounce. What cloth is the brown herringbone/windowpane jacket that the sample is resting on?
When shortening a jacket at the bottom the most difficult and time consuming part is remaking the front edge into the curve and into the hem followed by remaking the vent or vents, The rest is a straight hem. Shortening a jacket from the top involves removing the sleeves, opening the shoulders and removing the collar. Shorten the jacket along the shoulder line then re shape the armhole,. Make the shoulder and replace the pad if there is one. Either the collar is too...
This is all wrong
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