Matching stripes on suits Why don't the stripes on RTW / MTM suits match? I mean, when charging several thousand on a suit, wouldn't the stripes matching be a priority for sartorial companies? I mean who cares how much handwork went into the jacket if outside it looks like horribly misaligned? And top everything off, most companies do match the stripes on the rear collar and the back of the jacket, but somehow seem to miss matching the stripes where the lapels meet the collar and where the shoulder meets the sleeve. Now, maybe its me, but when I meet somebody, I face them with my face turns towards them, thus it would make sense that the stripes in the front of the suit, i.e. what most people see, should match and if it is possible to match the rear, the more the better. Is there a standard for matching lines?Would it not benefit manufactures to match lines at the front rather than at the rear? They could even use it as a marketing gimmick. Jon. P.S. hopefully I made sense, if not I can post pics.
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5/18/04 at 5:48pm