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post #16 of 21
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Originally Posted by bigbris1 View Post
When you're 6' 4" anything will appear to be a high gorge to the average person. That said, I prefer a high gorge to a low one and when I see men in suits with the latter I immediately think, "dated suit". A higher gorge will always look sharper than a lower one. Screw fads.

That what people say about all fads. I'm 6'4" too and too high notches just make you look even taller.
post #17 of 21
A DB can 'accept' a lower gorge than a SB and still look good to my eyes. IMO, one of the worst things to happen to DB lapels is the current fad for real pointy sharp angles placed very high and aiming at the sky.
post #18 of 21
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Originally Posted by apropos View Post
IMO, one of the worst things to happen to DB lapels is the current fad for real pointy sharp angles placed very high and aiming at the sky.

And the trend for SB peaks that stick up past the shoulder? That's just silly.
post #19 of 21
This is notch placement, not Gorge.
Tyipcally Italians do this, some British.

Naples always does this.

Greenfield/Golden Fleece does this.

Oddly, some Oxxford does this.
post #20 of 21
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post
And the trend for SB peaks that stick up past the shoulder? That's just silly.
I cannot understand the appeal of lapels that actually lift off the chest and point into the air. For some reason, every example of this I see is paired with a light flimsy Italian cloth, so more often than not the lapel edges on the 'aloft' bit are all puckered to hell as well. I know, horses for courses, but
post #21 of 21
While I prefer the look of standard-to-high gorge/notch positioning, my chest tends to make high gorges look a slight bit comical (I am somewhere between slim and athletic), so I tend to opt for somewhere between standard and low. Also, I will admit that I could see myself wearing noticeably lower gorge suits, but only if it was the '80s and I didn't have much other choice. Finally, peaks that rise past the shoulder are indeed horrible, if it continues any longer we may see people making lapels that not only rise above the shoulder, but over the head and meet each other above the scalp centre to "frame the face" of the wearer and mark him out as someone to be purged before we begin breeding the master race.
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