Jedi_Knight150: They are straight. What you think is curvature is really just how he is wearing them. They are worn at a slant. The middle of the tabbards should be placed on the top of Humerous (If you put your hand on the end of your shoulder, you should feel a roundish bone.) and cross at the abdomen and lower back. A lot of people have trouble with keeping their tabbards in place in the back...sewing them together where they cross at the back should prevent this.