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The Anderson & Sheppard Expatriates Thread

Aloysius16

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Is there something off with the angle of the notches? Seems much more acute on one than the other.
 

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Is there something off with the angle of the notches? Seems much more acute on one than the other.
*glass shattering*

Guess they do look a bit different huh? Doesn’t bother me much but will ask them abt it.
 

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Have they tried to even out uneven shoulders perhaps? I have one suit I bought on eBay that does a similar thing and I think it’s because it was cut for someone with a low shoulder (it’s a Corneliani mtm, so I guessed such a thing might have been possible). Just an idea.
 

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On my old suits and sport caots, I found the left-right balance to be a little off, which showed up in the notches and when you unbuttoned the jacket. It also shows up sometimes when you fasten the coat, as you'll see a little drag at the buttoning point.

As I understand it, the two panels are made by folding the same piece of cloth over on itself and then chalking up the topmost piece. The two layers are then cut using the same pattern, so the notches should technically be the same. But if the left-right balance isn't corrected for exactly to account for shoulder slope, then you may see something a little off.

It's a small issue, but I ended up having it corrected. I've also found that, once you get it corrected, it doesn't show up again.
 

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On my old suits and sport caots, I found the left-right balance to be a little off, which showed up in the notches and when you unbuttoned the jacket. It also shows up sometimes when you fasten the coat, as you'll see a little drag at the buttoning point.

As I understand it, the two panels are made by folding the same piece of cloth over on itself and then chalking up the topmost piece. The two layers are then cut using the same pattern, so the notches should technically be the same. But if the left-right balance isn't corrected for exactly to account for shoulder slope, then you may see something a little off.

It's a small issue, but I ended up having it corrected. I've also found that, once you get it corrected, it doesn't show up again.
Useful knowledge as always Derek, thanks!
 

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I don't know, that looks like classic English drape to me.
I agree...suit looks good to me. I'm not even sure I mind what's happening with the notch balance. Wear it until the next time they are in town and if you still think the suit needs further adjustment, just say so. I wore a jacket for two years before ultimately deciding it needed less waist suppression...
 

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I think you should be. I'll be seeing them tonight and would be pleased if mine looks like yours.
 

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