For a start: I don't hate
drape and I don't hate
A&S! I find it very disturbing that their supporters, one of them especially, always come up with such a strongly negative attitude.
It's just that when you brag so much about what you do better than others it actually should be better and not the opposite!
What so many people are not aware of is the fact that some styles are not really meant for every type of figure (voxsartoria is in the right shape and has the best cutter for it, BTW), and drape has it's limitations once the cutter has to adapt the pattern to a portly figure or one with wider hips. Same is valid for those with very sloping shoulders who demand a natural shoulder from their tailors (valid for all styles): It will give you a "sad" appearance and the tailor should advise you against it. John Hitchcock himself has some hefty shoulder padding in his coats.
or to make it more clear:
About whnay's coat: The front is not right and it should be easy to spot with a patterned cloth. The problem is that once it is finished and it looks like this it is hard to correct without cutting a new front (which is a lot of work) and it is not the task of the customer to point out such issues to the tailor/ cutter.
In this short video you can see how the stripes and the fronts should hang:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oipz-8anbxY
Also take a look at the waistcoat of the tailor: It is very tight with even showing the traces of his underwear in the back, which links to the picture of FNB at his "first" fitting.
From my, admittedly, limited experiences so far the camera will add some sort of fullness in areas where it may not be in real life, so if a garment is tight in a picture it will be really tight
in real life!
For those who want to know more about figures and grain lines and such:http://www.thelondonlounge.net/forum...php?f=4&t=9376