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Peaked lapel blue blazer?

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Any thoughts on a made to measure peaked lapel, single breasted blue blazer?  I am from the South and wear the hell out a blue blazer.  Already have a double breasted - but prefer single. Thought it might be nice to mix it up a bit.

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Originally Posted by THEiii View Post

Any thoughts on a made to measure peaked lapel, single breasted blue blazer?  I am from the South and wear the hell out a blue blazer.  Already have a double breasted - but prefer single. Thought it might be nice to mix it up a bit.

This could be interesting. If you did this, you'd have to tread carefully though and notch lapels may be better on the SB blazer. I'm open to being proven wrong, but I'd think that patch pockets and peak lapels would look strange together (patch pockets being casual features, peak lapels being considered more formal). You could always do flap pockets, but make sure you don't end up with something that looks like an orphaned suit coat.

Some here argue that peak lapels do not belong on single breasted odd jackets (double breasted coats should always take peak lapels in most people's view, I think, mine included) for the same reason (peak lapels are formal, odd jackets are more casual than suits / tuxes where you see peaks). I disagree slightly with this, though I count myself in the minority by a good amount on this one, and think that an odd jacket which does not have too many casual features can work with peak lapels in some cases. A blazer would fall into this category.

At the very least, I would not do a patch breast pocket; too much mixing of levels of formality in a tiny area. Also, the more suit-coat like features your blazer has, the more important it is to make sure you have buttons that do not match the coat, i.e. metal buttons. Since this is your second blazer, I'd try something a bit different than what you have on the blazer you have now. If you have gold buttons, try silver or perhaps, for a summer jacket, smoked mother of pearl. Get a slightly different look out of each blazer.
post #3 of 9
If you can wear the hell out of a blazer, then go for it. ADG on the Maxminimus blog has a nice peaked lapel blazer:

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Originally Posted by Makoto Chan View Post

If you can wear the hell out of a blazer, then go for it. ADG on the Maxminimus blog has a nice peaked lapel blazer:


Buttoning point is a bit high for my taste. Otherwise, I take back what I said about peak lapels and patch pockets.
post #5 of 9
I wear one and I like it. I like peak lapels in general though.
post #6 of 9
I've got one. But I have one or two with notched lapels as well. Also have a DB.

Of course if you've got a DB it will certainly have peaked lapels. If you get the SB with peaks ... it's all peaks.
post #7 of 9
I've been toying with the same idea for quite a while now. I will certainly have one made as peak lapels please my eye like nothing else. Just because this model isn't seen or offered widely does not mean it's a bastard. If you're still pondering, have a another look at Phineas Cole's offerings. They are a bit extreme, yes, but proof that peaks can be applied widely.
post #8 of 9
I have a RL Black Label peak and love it. It gives a basic something special but I use it on the formal end of blazer ensembles.
post #9 of 9
I think with a peak lapel navy blazer it needs to have all the details of a double-breasted blazer, so flap pockets, not patch. And double vents are a must. As for cloth, either hopsack or serge. A blazer does not need patch pockets to differentiate it from a suit jacket, even if you don't get metal buttons.
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