Thanks OTC. Maybe pics will help (again, I'm grateful if any of the other tailors weigh in)
This was in fact a remake of an MTM. I asked for a lower button stance the second time round and while it is lower than before, it still ended up higher than I would like. I think about one more button width down (about one inch) would put it near or at my natural waist. As to length, I think it could be a touch longer, but I'd be ok where it is (it covers my seat). I wouldn't lengthen more than half an inch. The higher button stance makes the quarters open slightly more aggressively than I would like, but it's wearable for sure. Otherwise, it's pretty clean, shoulders, back, sleeve pitch. THings that I would notice seem ok otherwise. I'd go with them again if I could change the button stance and length.
OK, so I might lengthen it half an inch and lower the stance about an inch. Do I have to lower the second button one inch as well but then what about its relation to the pockets? That's my question.
I would lengthen 1/2 to 3/4, actually. Lowering the stance as is would, IMHBAO, make it look better than it currently does. However, lengthening and lowering the stance would create an altogether better aesthetic.