@hifilover.... perhaps the discussion is on cutting style rather then correctness of work. I am wondering whether his default really always make one look better.
@Gatsbyu... my underatanding of a crooked is different, pls educate me on this.... i think the cut is somehow Italian influenced.
The jacket is basically like this (of cause, he added dart and side panel). You can see, the reason why his cut puts lots of waist suppression on the back is that there is lots of overlapping over there. For the waist suppression on the forepart and side panel. If the jacket is already close fit, it is hard to suppress the front waist without creases. (imagine that when the chest and hip is already fit, trimming the waist will distort the fit on these two parts). That's why the forepart is relative flat.
The concept of crooked and straight can be used for 1) position of neck, 2) the general position of the forepart held. I am referring the crooked forepart. For the position of neck, you may think it is crooked but it is not necessary true. The position of back neck also plays an important role when we talk about balanced cutting.
Btw, I don't sense any Italian elements in his cut. First, his sleeve pattern is very straight while Italian is set in inverted. Second, most of Italian systems have very high and small armhole. Not low armhole. Third, almost all Italian cutting systems don't have skirt shape on the hip like what another member posted. More, his lapel roll line is not displaced out like this, truly Italian pattern