Originally Posted by RogerC
Just out of curiosity: you have never felt the back of your shoulders to be slightly narrow? What GBR was aiming at, is that the fabric at the back shoulder is wider than the fabric at the front, and the difference is worked out by stretching and ironing the fabric. Hence, pattern matching is impossible. Function over form and all that.
I personally find both coats to be very elegant.
It depends on the pattern and the individual's shape, naturally, but pattern matching pin stripes is far from impossible. Yes, the coats do look good otherwise, I quite agree, and everything else I've seen from Gordon Yao looks excellent, but I personally dislike ill-matching patterns on the shoulder area unless it is totally unavoidable. Just a personal preference of mine.