Here is the muslin of my 1959 McCalls cutaway jacket. Fit is spot-on. I'll be making this out of a navy poly-wool blend that is contemporary-looking and has a wonderful stretch and sheen to it.
Here's where I need your opinions. The collar is not a traditional two-piece notched lapel. It's all one piece with the notches sewn and cut out to resemble a traditional lapel. See the pattern illustration below. What do you think of this feature? Too funky/hokey? Should I convert it to a shawl collar? I know I could draft my own two-piece collar, but that's really more work than I wanted to undertake with this. I would really appreciate your opinions. Thanks!