A final fitting on the Huntsman shooting suit last week, and only David Ward’s little tweaks stopped it being taken away. Good as the fit might look here, David insisted on taking a tiny tuck just below the right shoulder on the back of the jacket and taking in a little of the fullness at the back of the britches.
I questioned David on the lack of pattern matching. His answer was that the belt is pulled tight across the waist while the back has a good amount of drape (making it easier to turn and fire), so the difference in the check is that difference in tautness.
The checks across the chest and sleeves now match. As mentioned in the previous post in this series, David deliberately did not match them in the previous fitting to allow the sleeves to be raised or lowered.
Hopefully final suit next week.