Well, well. After a year's delay through family crisis, and another few months from sloppy administration, I finally get my blue linen jacket.
Shoulders, fit, and silhouette are amazing. Same general aims there as Steven Hitchcock, but softer, less lining, superior sewing, and just enough closeness under the arms to give a hint of the lift I remember from the first Dege suits I bought, back in their Clifford Street days. Waist needs to be taken in an inch or two but that's my fault..
Now if I could only get used to some of the Neapolitan styling. Lapels (2 button) very wide and sporty almost in a 1970s sort of way. And the sleeve buttons-- tiny, miles from the cuff, and all bunched together as if they'd slid down my arm and crashed at the bottom. Anyone managed to negotiate a more Anglo-American look out of those details? The potential is astounding.