Originally Posted by blackbowtie
I think it is easy to overestimate the general public's appreciation of the details on a suit. Most people out there aren't even aware that there are different types of lapels. Before I started lurking on SF, I was one of them.
I work in a busy conservative office building that is full of busy conservative lawyers in suits every day. People barely registered the new guy's skinny tie and too-short and too-tight suits in odd, non-conservative colours (green, tan) and it was just another suit about two days after that.
Don't let the user base of SF fool you - there is only a very small percentage of the general population that will even notice, much less care.