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Useful knowledge as always Derek, thanks!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.
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...I don't know, that looks like classic English drape to me.