First, I'll post pics when I can. Second, my second suit had some measurement tweaks in the shoulders and a bit in the torso and sleeves. Nothing major except for narrowing the shoulders 3/8". Here's a tip. What we think of on this board as "really light padding" in the shoulders, Chan thinks of this as "light padding." So, if you only say "give me light padding," they will still give you Canali/Brioni type padding. If you say "really light padding," then they will give you something more like a Neopolitan level of padding. In addition, I said I wanted a "more natural shoulder." What I got was still a fairly sharp shoulder -- think more Brioni than a typical Oxxford -- but the padding did not extend past the shoulder seam (except for just a dab of roping for structure). So, "natural shoulder" to them seems to mean "not extended past shoulder seem" as opposed to "round." My sense is also that if you want narrower shoulders, so that the seam lies exactly flush against the end of the shoulder, you should precisely instruct them to do this. FWIW, I liked my first Chan suit, but I was still a little hesitant with just ordering another without another fitting. Well, I got "fitted" the second time via pictures and email communication. I absolutely love my second Chan suit. I am looking forward to their next trip to Boston so I can have full access to their swatch books.
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11/13/04 at 1:17pm