I'm really happy how this jacket is turning out, and I wanted to share it. Working with flannel is my favorite, and Scabal is some of the best. Even in LA the nights are getting cooler. Jacket weather is coming.
Thanks for your question.
The cut is pretty middle of the road. I tend to shoot for the middle. It's a modern fit, but with some ease. My suits don't try for the James-Bond-painted-on-suit fad. I believe good suits are a long term investment in comfort. We live in our suits. We should be able to move, and breathe, and feel cool, and comfortable. The gorge line of the collar is about in the middle. It's not really high, like the fashion suits, or really low, like the old timey suits. The lapel width is 3.5", which is a little wider than average for some cool factor. The kids (especially Edward Sexton) in London are cutting super wide lapels of 4-4.5" wide. I think a good daily-driver suit lapel sits nicely at 3"-3.5", nothing to skinny like the fashion suits with 1.5" wide lapels. It's good to push the boundaries, so we know where the middle is. A good suit makes enough of a statement of being.
I think my point of the post was more about the changing of the seasons. People used to change their wardrobes by the calendar. Not very practical now, especially in LA. However by the time this flannel jacket is ready the weather will be perfect for flannel.