I'll say first off that I've found that the model has slightly more padding when a heavier cloth is used, and lighter padding when a 4 season or 3 season weight is used. That said: (1) Lightly padded, sloped shoulder falling more or less on the natural shoulder line. Recent versions have an 18.75" shoulder for a size 40. Very natural, and light in weight. Wonderul to wear. (2) Very soft chest, but not draped. Recent versions have a 43 inch chest for a size 40. (3) Button stance is pretty classic. Recent versions have the button about 1/2" above the navel (depending on where your navel is, of course). (4) Length of the jacket is pretty standard -- 31" from bottom of the collar for a 40R. Overall, however, jacket appears slightly shorter visually. (5) Recent versions have about an average width lapel and fairly average gorge height. (6) Waist suppression OTR is not that much. But it isn't a sack by any means (probably 2 inches of waist supression OTR, and darted of course). I have an M2 and got it taken in and the waist with no problem. Not a "sexy" suit, but a well fitting one that is very comfortable and perfect for business. So well made, yet subtley so.