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 I've just measured mine, since I'm at home not in the office and have a tape-measure, and they are exactly 3.25. I don't know what size jacket you wear, but one possibility is that Ring Jacket do the sensible thing of having lapels widths appropriate to the size of the jacket (I'm at the bottom end: 36S), and another (not incompatible) one is that they do different lapel widths on different models.
True - I wouldn't have actually recognised Noodles from the fit. The angle must have something to do with it.
 Heh. I'm a lot further away from being any kind of a 'dude' than Vox, not even being remotely American. ;) I hope he doesn't think that was an insult though - it really wasn't. It was just pointing out that the posts most here now know and remember of Vox's were towards the end of an era when he was one of the relatively few of that group left and (I think) he saw himself (quite validly IMHO) as fighting a rearguard battle against commercialisation and fashion-over-style,...
I think brown suits have just fallen out of favour due to an (unfounded) association with cheapness and drabness and the contrasting supremacy of navy blue and charcoal in business. The 50s and early 60s (Hitchcock and Bond, above) were the last hurrah of the brown suit as a widespread phenomenon, before the horror of the beige and brown leisure suits of the 70s. But the plus side of this is that whenever we see a good brown suit these days, it is really arresting. After...
 Nice ensemble. Although some details are obscured by the shot here being a little silhouetted, some things are revealed. Is this suit OTR or MTM / bespoke? I ask because I've noticed on the fits you've posted from this angle and in this location that your hips appear* to be relatively wide compared to your upper body / shoulders (as with plenty more guys than would like to admit it!), and this jacket draws attention to that rather than compensating for it. Just some food...
 For most people, perhaps. There are some people who could pull it off. I'd love to try...
For me, that's exactly it and your reworked OP is much better. Personally, I don't think there's any danger of the 'old guard' hijacking things because they generally aren't here much anymore - @poorsod and @dieworkwear, @edmorel and a few others excepted. There are some good sides to this - before I joined, when I just used to read the forum, the levels of unhelpful snark and lack of sympathy to beginners was something to behold - GBR is really the last, almost parodic,...
 The fabric looks great @unbelragazzo - I may have missed you mentioning it, but is it a Vitale Barberis Canonico flannel? I'd like to see more pictures that give a better sense of the fit, which is really hard to appreciate from the angle that picture was taken...
 Where do I start? First I visited Bobby in Boston briefly on my way through to the airport (tally: 1 NOS pair of braces and a vintage PS). Then DonRaphael advertised some amazing Cappelli PS's at a low price on B&S, so I bought two... and it looks like there will be a couple of ties and some fabric in the offing. Basically, I'm useless...
 Are you making a solo break, or getting lapped?   What I was wearing almost ten years ago... At the top of a steep climb in the Yorkshire Dales in England. It was a hotter day and I really shouldn't have worn the blue LS top under my club top.
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