My peacoat is like this. The top button on sides are staggered. I don't think it was a defect, more of an aesthetic thing. With that said, I only button the bottom two like you in the pictures. From the pictures, the fit looks good. You may want to reshape the lapel in the first picture though. Drew's new stuff is in time for you guys to use your tax refunds on! I'm tempted on the goatskin myself.