I think the perception problems people are having with the suppression arises from the way most people on the boards take pictures of their clothing. Most people taking pictures of themselves use the automatic photo delay on a digital camera and place the camera on a table, desk, etc. The problem is that tables are too short and the lense is angled right on the mid section of the body. Our eye level is much higher than a table or desk and if we were to see this jacket in person, or take a photo of it, we would have a different perception of the jacket unless we crouched down.
Excellent point. That may be it.
There's nothing feminine about waist suppression that shows off a V-shaped torso. Those who say so are having a sour-grape syndrome and they don't have that type of body to pull it off
As Mr. Sator and others have pointed out, waist suppression can look very good on men too. I think the key is that it has to be balanced with the rest of the jacket (upper area) and the silouette of the outfit (including pants) so that the lower area (waist and hips) do not become the focus of attention.
It does not change the fact that the jacket is very nice. If it were me (which it is not) I would try slightly less waist suppression next round, add a little more something in the upper area of the jacket (discuss with tailor), and get more fitting pants made to blend with the jacket.
By the way, the neck/collar area shown in the back pic is gorgeous (and my opinions have nothing to do with sour grape syndrome or America