I'm about to plunge back into the WW Chan waters with one more single suit order with my slightly tweaked requests (my tweaks -- reduce shoulder width by 3/8", reduce sleeve circumfrence in the upper arm by 1 1/4", reduce padding in shoulder by about half, and go with a softer shoulder angle). I don't have swatches -- they are sending them to me -- and I'd like to get my order in ASAp, which means I can't really wait for the swatches. At the US fitting, I had picked out a plain charcoal fabric as my second fabric choice (I went with plain navy for my first suit). Now I'm thinking maybe going with that same color in a herringbone patter might be more elegant and set the suit apart from just a gray standard in a way more subtle than pinstripes. The herringbone is not very wide, so it'd be silly to get both a plain charcoal and the herringbone at any point. What would you go with? On a side note, I'm a bit torn over reducing the shoulder width by 3/8" or 2/8". Should I be at all concerned over that 1/8" that I'm sort of dwelling on? (FYI -- I measured the suit with my favorite shoulder, and it seems to be about 3/8" narrower, but it seems like it could just be some measurement error. It is at least 2/8" narrower though).
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8/23/04 at 1:10am