I'm sure Manton couldn't care less whether the peaked-lapel "look" is so "F/W xxxx" - there was handsome peaked lapel styling on sportscoats long before such fleeting considerations, and will be after the popular vogue has passed. Â if one is worried about le dernier cri, best to stick to the mall or sportswear specialty shop.
No one can take a joke these days Â
For the record, I've always thought that the peaked lapel was very flattering on a number of figures, which may explain their ubiquity. As for the look being so F/W XXXX, maybe it isn't a consideration if you live in a hermetic cell; but if you walk onto the street, and every second guy is wearing a single breasted, peaked lapel sportcoat, whether it was bought at Banana Republic or at Bergdorf Goodman, it can grate on your nerves after a while...