Originally Posted by sugarbutch
The apparent placement of the gorge and breast pocket are almost certainly the result of taking the picture from a low angle.
I don't think so. I'm using the buttons on the shirt and jacket to control for the angle. So while it's still subjective to some degree, I'd want the top of my breast pocket to line up with the third buttonhole on the shirt. (Different shirts may have differently placed buttonholes, but I think it still applies here.) And I'd want the top of my lower patch pockets to be even with the jacket's lower buttonhole or bit below it. This is illustrated in wmb's blue coat below. Both pics posted side by side for comparison:
This is not to say he should throw away the jacket, just some things to consider for the next order. (My first Chan jacket had the breast pocket a bit high.) Although, the patch pockets could be recut on this one if he wanted. I'd also ask to have the breast pocket moved more inward a bit, so it's tucked under the lapel a bit.
Never thought this before, but it might be wise to always order three patch pockets on a first commission to allow for changes later.