Thanks, yeah the gorge is a bit high. And with a lower gorge, the breast pocket location might look better, but functionally, it's too low for what I use it for, which is glasses/sunglasses storage. With it as low as it is now, that puts the bottom of the pocket too low for the glasses to fit in with the shape of the jacket. So I'll probably end up doing both; lowering the gorge a bit and raising the breast pocket, and I think overall that'll give a better overall balance. Pretty minor tweaks at this point.
So I received my first Luxire sport coat yesterday: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Overall, I'm very pleased with the result. This is a completely unlined, unstructured shoulder jacket in brown linen/cotton canvas. I wanted a casual jacket in this style and the only stuff available OTR in my size was way too short with far too high of a buttoning point. So this one is 30.5 inches long with what I would safely call a "low" buttoning point. The lapels are 3.5 inches wide. Buttons are brown horn.
I do have a couple nitpicks; first, the breast pocket is on the low side. I didn't specify anything for its placement, so Luxire guessed at where it should go and I would say their guess is at the lowest end of the acceptable range. For future orders, I plan to have them raise it 1.25 inches. Second, the lapels don't actually roll to the buttoning point; it looks like they were made to roll to a point about 3 inches above it. I had to press them flat to get them to cooperate. It's almost like they designed the body for a 3-button jacket and then just didn't put the top button or buttonhole on. So that's a design aspect I'm going to take up with Luxire and make sure they fix going forward. Luckily, this fabric is pretty forgiving and pressing was able to get me the result I wanted, or at least, close enough.
I'm under the impression that the arm scye dimension is controlled by the bicep measurement. The smaller the bicep measurement is the smaller and higher the arm scye becomes. Do the sleeves feel a bit large?
Luxire offered to fix the lapel issue, so I'm going to be sending the jacket back to them for modifications. They also confirmed the armhole is based largely on the sleeve length measurements, so a larger inside sleeve measurement should result in a higher armhole. They also said they can just reduce the circumference of the armhole (which in turn will result in a longer inside sleeve measurement). So they may address this as well, depending on what needs to be done to sort out the lapel issue. If the lapel thing requires that they remake the jacket, then I've asked them to tweak the armholes while they are at it. Otherwise, this'll be a revision for my next order. We'll see how it goes.
The jacket is wearable as it is either way, but they did say the lapel rolling appeared to be a mistake in production and thus they offered to fix it.