The suit is the same fit as the charcoal one I have from the F/W collection. This navy is S/S. The shoulder fit and length is the same. The button point is in the exact same spot. However, something feels different about the drape. It is a little looser in the waist and the hips flare. I will need to have my tailor make some adjustments. This one does have a little more pre-built hourglass shaping to it. Maybe that is causing the flare. To compare, I made no changes to the charcoal suit last fall. The armholes are also either slightly lower, or a little bigger. It is definitely not as snug. I just emailed the company to ask if they changed the model between seasons.
Despite being the same size, the cotton blazer was much more snug through the shoulders, chest and waist. It is shorter by about 2 inches, which is fine because I was buying it as a casual jacket to be worn with jeans. Even though it is snugger in the shoulders and chest, there is pretty easy movement of my arms because it has a natural shoulder. The jacket is a cotton/silk blend, and it has a sort of herringbone look to it, with a feel that is almost suede-like. The pick stitching is very prominent.
Overall, I'm debating whether or not to send the suit back, depending on the response from the company. I love the value for the price point, but I was hoping to get a clone of the one I already owned. I may even re-order it later and see if something different shows up.
The first pic here is the F/W charcoal, the second is the S/S navy. Am I wrong on this, or do my observations above look legit? Maybe I need to steam it and let it hang overnight and then compare? (don't comment on my shirt, I did this quickly and the sleeve length is good). Any feedback is welcome.