Originally Posted by Montesquieu
Several have asked whether I asked for waist suppression. The answer to that specific question is "no", although I'll go back to Edwin and ask whether he interpreted any of our conversations differently.
Well, what I think I see (keep in mind that I am no expert) is not something that I would expect to happen before the forward fitting.
At your forward fittings, with Edwin or your other makers, were the sides ever pinned? Did anyone, oh, pinch the sides and ask you if you preferred the resulting look?
You see, it is not so much as the waists are overly suppressed as they are a bit "pinched" looking. Suppression is taken out all through the round, ideally, and not just from the sides.
Anyway, I think that you can easily improve some of your ensembles in a meaningful way if you discuss with your guys whether or not unwinching the waist a bit will balance out your jackets more.
Just one man's opinion.