Apologies to the continuing vest derail.
upr_crust probably wears three pieces better than anybody else on this forum. I tried imagining how this fit would look had he not been wearing the jacket. It didn't look good. At the very least, it looked very incomplete.
Aesthetically, it probably has something to do with the long line of contrast the shirt sleeves would make against the darker vest. And instead of tapering off (as the lapel-shirt line does into the buttoning point), it suddenly ends.
Edited by Claghorn - 1/25/13 at 5:04am