Originally Posted by Duveen
I believe that the gorge is the little notch in the lapel, and that what Soph is referring to is the buttoning point/buttoning stance. Am I wrong? Only reason I think this is that I had the same understanding as Soph, posted it and was corrected...
The gorge is the notch of the lapel or point where lapel and collar meet, and the gorge height is the relative distance from that to the shoulder of the coat.
The button stance or buttoning point is the depth of the V in front formed by the lapels meeting at the active button or top button.
This coat appears to have a pretty high gorge, but if a picture is taken of any coat with a wide angle lens from a low angle, it will cause this effect. It's foreshortening. This makes it hard to judge proportions from a photo.