proof right there that they have developed a pattern that works in the past.
current collar gap is a production issue that those who ordered seem to be ignoring as an issue but rather in line with "planned styling".
Sorry for not being clear. As HR said those images are of my LL jacket - it was just my intention to show a snug fitting collar without doing a Google search. As I said earlier though, I've never seen the Daredevil pattern without that large collar gap.
Here are few other example of DR jackets that fit snug at the collar (for reference).
I think @BeraQueezy was only talking about the Daredevil pattern, not all Vanson patterns.
Also, is this really true? I might be wrong of course, but I seem to recall seeing lots of pictures of Vanson DRs without this collar gap. Are we talking about the same thing though? I am referring not only to the space in the "front" of the collar, at the upper part of the chest, but also the pretty large gap between the neck and the collar, like so: