Originally Posted by Arethusa
How can a sack suit be fitted?
a sack is columnar in shape. nearly any OTR sack is going to start off with a large chest (even for smaller sizes) and go straight down from there with no waist suppression. Mine will have a smaller chest, and just have the slightest shape at the waist with taking in the side seams a bit. So it's still a columnar sack, but not shaped to fit a fat guy. If you look in vintage stores and find American suits from the early 60s, nearly all of them are sacks with just a hint of a waist. My jackets are bumfreezer in length so that will offset the jacket's lack of a suppressed waist a bit and tie it all together to a look that's fitted but not defined.
but again, this is conceptual right now...we'll see how it looks IRL come sometime in februrary.
Patriotsfan....hopefully I'll have a light grey tweed for you to choose from.