First, let me make clear that I'm not complaining about this, just making an observation.
I've got a Perfecto 618, and my friend has a new 118, both marked as size 42. From a tactile standpoint, his cowhide leather feels softer and more supple than the steerhide of my 618 (which may change when the 618 breaks in). However, when we tried each others jackets on, there was absolutely no discernible difference in the fit.
This confuses me a little, as the website advises purchasers of 618 jackets to order one size larger than normal, while purchasers of 118 jackets are told to order their regular size. The 118 is "supposed" to have a fuller fit, but you certainly cannot tell it from these two coats.
Also, the 118 is "supposed" to be an inch longer, however measuring from the seam where the collar attaches, down to the bottom edge of the back, his 118 is one-half inch shorter than my 618.
Any thoughts as to why this seems to be?