Thanks guys, I appreciate the kind words. I am in full support of this movement! It has been a logistical issue for me, and I have absolutely no regrets, whatsoever. Thanks a lot--and no time like the present . And I am always happy to share a passion with e-friends! Thanks bud, much appreciate the kind words. I would say he is middle aged. I expect him to be my tailor for a very long time. And re: the length, we discuss it yesterday, and I really like the length as is. It is certainly longer than what is out there now-a-days. But I prefer a more classic length, and it helps to obscure my hips, which are rather large. For me, a shorter jacket that ends around my hips really does me no good. If I could answer--the distinctiveness you are seeing is likely due to the jacket being pinned. If you look closely, you will see that the whole jacket in the back is pinned, we are removing a fairly decent amount of material! The i-phone camera is not the best sometimes . Thanks Derek. As it stands, there is very little, if any padding in the jacket. It is very, very soft (easily the softest jacket I own). I do not think the drop is as dramatic in real life ha. Appreciate the feedback. I concur! Yesterday I was with Chris from 8:30 until a little after 3:00. I learned a bunch, we talked about random things, and he showed me some of his "tailoring tricks." Very rewarding experience. What bespoke should be, frankly. Thanks UC, glad you had the chance to read through!