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Interesting, I can see that!Gotcha!
By "down the middle" I'm just using slang for "average" or "normal" — nothing more than that. As in "straight down the middle". Maybe I should re-word it.
There are lots of standard measurements to which we do and don't conform. Whole cutting and tailoring journals full of them! Some of it is done by eye, and which what looks right, while others strictly follow age-old standards. I am sure to lots of eyes our proportions would be very wrong indeed, and often we push proportions this way and that as part of the design process, to make something unique or interesting and surprising (tame though we are in the grand scheme of things). I generally have a penchant for oversized pockets and proportions squidged to the middle of the body ...
I like the attitude! - sometimes you gotta do what you enjoy (and are good at) without overthinking it.To be honest, we just know what we like, and that's as far as it goes.
I guess the silhouette (which isn't a term I use) is just classic and English ... and probably best described through the photographs of chaps wearing stuff across our site.
I dont know about others, you might want to gather some sorta polling to do it. I think a lot of people, both on reddit and here, seems to want a balmacaan to go past the knee, so a longer balmacaan might gain a lot of traction. Can I throw in a houndstooth pattern for the balmacaan that go longer than the knee? I will be first in line to buy it lol.A balmacaan but twice as long?
I dont have any suggestions for increased length or sleeve count, but I would love to see some fabric options that might otherwise be 'too wild' for consideration.Speaking both speculatively *and* hypothetically ...
If there was ever a project here on Styleforum to make one or two of our garments in the customised community-led manner which I understanding is these days very popular, what would it be?
A tielocken with three sleeves?
A balmacaan but twice as long?
A trouser, jacket, and waistcoat three-piece made with uncleaned fleeces shorn from beasts roaming the Inner Hebrides?
Any suggestions serious or silly welcome.