Determining gorge height

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  1. Renault78law

    Renault78law Senior member

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    I was wondering if anyone knew how to determine gorge height from looking at pictures of a suit, ie without trying the jacket on. Â This issue came up with an Oxxford last week, and has come up again on another suit I'm considering. Here's a pic: [​IMG] I was thinking that you could perhaps compare the bottom button with the pockets, as well as the distance between the bottom button and the second button. So in this case, since the bottom button is below the pockets, and the buttons look close together, would it be safe to assume this jacket would have a low gorge?
     
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    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    You are talking about the button stance. In that case, the best way is probably to gauge the height between the top button on a 2 button or a three button, and the middle button on a 2 1/2 button suit, with the top of the pocket flaps. To estimate the gorge, measure from the notch to the shoulder seam. And yes, the gorge on this suit looks rather low. Planning to run for congress, are we?
     
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    johnw86 Senior member

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    To me it looks on the low-side of a medium gorge. I'm thinking of low gorge as the 80s profile when the top button was level with the top of the pockets.
     

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