I agree. The shoulder is lightly padded with slight roping.
This is a time when I wish I had photoshop skills to show the points, but these are not skills I possess. Anyways, I measured across the jacket at the height of the top button. I measured from the second dart out on either side to the center of the top button when the jacket is buttoned. The side with the gap was 1/2 inch longer than the non-gap size when measuring these.
I'm hoping this is a one suit defect and not a current run defect because it really is a beautiful suit.
No offense taken. All I can say definitively is that the front of the jacket pulls to one side in a way that I have never experienced with another jacket. Would it help if I shipped my suit to you in London?
Ben--I ordered suits in a couple different sizes, and need to make a decision on some returns fairly promptly. For fear that my earlier post may have been overlooked in light of the collar/shoulder issues now being discussed, could I ask you when you have a moment to answer the questions I asked on page 75, post #1124? I don't mean to be impatient--I'd just like to get something in the mail tomorrow.