I was recently told that, if one wishes to achieved a more structured coat, there is a method of construction known as "fused-full canvassing". Apparently this involves a full-length canvas down the front of the coat, but with bottom half reinforced by fusing the bottom half of the canvas to the front of the coat.
This sounds like a cross between a half- and full-canvassed garment and am wondering what the value of such a method of construction is. Does it truly result in a more structured look? Or is this a cop-out in the sense of providing a full canvas front but eliminating the need for handwork?