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Peak Lapels and Business

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
Curious as to what your thought are about Peak Lapel suits and business.

Does it depend entirely on your job?
Does it not matter?
What about to job interviews?
What width is best?

Searched a lot for answers and didn't find anything. Maybe this forum will help! smile.gif
post #2 of 11

It doesn't matter. I wear both peaks and notches. Most of my suits have lapels that are between 2" and 2.5".

post #3 of 11
no one in my office ever wears peak lapels
post #4 of 11
Maybe nobody has any fashion sense. All crappy suits will be notch because they are cheaper to make
post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by sns23 View Post

Maybe nobody has any fashion sense. All crappy suits will be notch because they are cheaper to make

Err, you sure?
post #6 of 11
It depends on your workplace. In conservative business settings you will not see single breasted peak lapels. That is not to say they are inappropriate for any setting but they are uncommon and uncommon things don't play we'll everywhere.

@sns23 - don't agree with your statement at all. I'm sure if you look you will find crappy suits with peak lapels; they are not a defining feature of a quality suit alone.
post #7 of 11
I don't think mere mortals will notice the alleged formality of peaked lapel. Wear it if it looks good.
I will be surprised if anyone raise an eyebrow for that reason.

p.s. the above doesn't apply to SF interviewer, they basically don't want anyone look better than them, so tough luck if you have an interview with them, or work under them.
post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 
Peak lapels aren't necessarily more expensive. But proper peaks, ones that do not require braces to hold them down are harder to make.
post #9 of 11
I work in a fairly conservative environment and can think of a few colleagues who were single-breasted peak lapel suits and jackets.
post #10 of 11
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Maybe nobody has any fashion sense. All crappy suits will be notch because they are cheaper to make

What?
post #11 of 11
I've been a trial lawyer in NJ in a variety of office settings for over 30 years. I occasionally wear SB peak lapel and DB suits and have never drawn a negative comment or adverse reaction.
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