Also important to know is that if you pick up a Blazer that is listed as a drop whatever there are pants to it somewhere or another
I used to think that was true, but honestly it isn't. Go into Wilkes Bashford for instance, and see all the sportcoats, not suits, with drops listed...
Andrew, you didnt have to quote me so this way I could have deleted my comment and made believe that I never said it
. But you are obviousely correct and as TomW stated the cut would make the difference in both pants and Jackets. I would say though that originally this stems from the difference between the jacket and pant in a set. For example, a drop 4 which would be a huskier cut is not just a pant of a size 36 which otherwise would be matched to a 40 jacket but in reality a pant that is proportionately cut to someone that would take a 40 jacket and a 36 pant, which would be wider waste and with a shorter crotch. This would mean that in fact there is a pant that by itself is a drop 4 cut and similarly a drop 4 jacket (wider jacket and shorter length) etc... This is my understanding, correct me if this is wrong please. JJF