Considering buying this guy:
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I'm concerned about the lapels. The almond shape that the jacket leaves less than ideal, but I can live with it I suppose. But the notch/gorge looks off to me somehow. The angle is a little strange, and is it just me or are the corners of sort of rounded? The jacket is exactly my (hard to find) size and I love the fabric (the close-ups show a warmer, redder brown than these shots do), craftsmanship seems to be up to snuff, so I'm trying to tell from the not perfect photos if the lapels will look hideous and dated in real life. No returns accepted, so I had to be sure. Any thoughts, gents?
The notch is a little more fish-mouthed and the gorge a little lower than modern cuts, but I dont find it too dated. I saw go for it. I think the curve of the lapel, if that's what you mean by the shape of the jacket, looks like it's caused by gathering the material at the back to give it a nipped waist appearance. It's a great selling ploy, but I'm sure the jacket is much boxier irl and provided it fits you in the chest the lapels wont bow like that.