Regarding the colored stitching on the boutonniere, I liked the detail in a few of the Hedonist line of suits and I asked them to match the color of the thread used for the boutonniere to the color of the lining. It is a nice effect when the jacket is open and you catch glimpses of the lining. I agree that it's not the most formal effect, but a little bit a flare nonetheless. As for the length of the jacket, it does look a tad short in this photo but from straight-on in a mirror it looks perfect. It falls exactly to the first knuckle of my thumb when my arms are straight down and since I am short (5'7") I wanted it there as opposed to the second knuckle (I went by Alan Flusser's suggestion in Clothes and the Man). Haha, "banana in my pocket"! Hardly, though now that you mention it I do see the optical illusion fold you're refering to...I assure you I was "dressed" to the other side in the photo. There's none of that when I am not trying to do the silly one-foot-forward thing. Thanks for the feedback!