I read an article in Forbes Life last night about french facing. Frankly, the article wasn't written very well; the author failed to clearly explain just exactly what french facing is. From context, I am guessing that French facing simply means that there is minimal lining and all of the interior seems and overlay (forgot the correct term for seam allowances) are finished, a la Oxxford. Am I correct? The article also indicated that many french-faced garments do without a canvas. A local haberdasher once told me that Oxxford costs are un-canvassed but I never believed him b/c he is a con man. Does Oxxford practice french facing? If so, are french-faced Oxxford coats made without a canvas?