Originally Posted by Man Of Lint
It seems the OP was trying to have some fun, pitting wide vs. narrow. That said, a question for you. Curious, your widest tie and widest jacket lapels, in inches, would be? and your height?
This is an interesting question - so I'll bite!
I'm 5'-8", 155lb, about 38-39" chest and have wide shoulders for my size. The widest lapel and tie that I am currently wearing are about 3-1/4". I have a few 'currently stylish' suits with 2" lapels and thus 2" ties. But when buying 'currently stylish' clothes I tend to only buy a few and to buy medium to lower priced goods. These I wear as 'beaters' for everyday use as they will be 'out of style' soon enough and by that time will be worn out.
When buying for the long haul (high quality for meetings and client contact days) I always stick with the 'perfect' proportion for me of 3" to 3-1/4" inches.
Now that I am older and thus heavier than I've ever been I keep meaning to try on some double breasted jackets w/ peaked lapels - as for many years I was just to small to make them look good. But wonder now if I might not be able to pull it off better.
I would be VERY interested in hearing some others respond with their basic measurements as well as the widths they prefer.