You'll notice towards the top of the bag that the horizontal Cannage pattern lines up, but the farther down it goes, the more it looks uneven. The reason is because the sides are angled outwards, which changes how the Cannage pattern aligns. They aligned the top the most in this case. Imagine if the front panel was more and more slanted, to become almost horizontal. There is no way that the Cannage can even line up in that case with the side. The newer Lady Dior bags have resolved this problem.