Originally Posted by Cantabrigian
I'm not trying to be annoying - just trying to get straight what the term means but doesn't front-back balance refer to how well the jacket follows the chest & back (e.g. no bunching) rather that the relative lengths the front and the back (distance from the bottom edge to the ground).
I meant to avoid technical terms because few people, and certainly not me, know what they mean. Even if some people do know what they mean, others disagree about or are ignorant of the meaning, making the term useless for us non-tailors. In any event, I goofed. I meant to say relative length, comparing the front and the sides/back. And for the record, I have no idea whether I used the term correctly in the technical sense - I was thinking in English, not Tailor, and that is what came out.