Of course there are some makers that do hand baste women suits, I had no doubt about that. In this case we were talking about mass manufacturers like RL. However, my point was that there is no real benefit of going that extra mile. Women's wear is about look, not about construction. Women's clothing is almost disposable. It's like those guys that come on here and say that Dior Homme suits are crap because they are fused. Well, the fact is that the guy who buys a Dior Homme suit isn't someone who is looking for durability and construction, and they certainly aren't wearing the suit three years out. I don't think anyone would wear such a highly stylized suit in the long run. The customer is looking for fashion, which is the anthesis of endurance. The same goes for women's wear.
I understand your point, but then looking at "˜mass-production' we must come then come to the realization that the same that can said for women's wear is also true of men's, for most of the items produced for men, i.e. jackets are indeed fused and not canvassed. Other than a handful of Italian, one English, and 3 American brands who manufacture RTW canvassed jackets, every other company utilizes fusing. Jon.