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Does CHALKSTRIPE fabric work with Narrow Lapels?

Poll Results: Does Chalkstripe work with a Skinny Lapel?

 
  • 33% (1)
    Yes
  • 66% (2)
    No
3 Total Votes  
post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

I love Chalkstripe Charcoal suit found below on the right

but i was wondering if i can make the 2 button skinny lapel on the right with that design

i'm looking for Chalkstripe Narrow Lapel and i just cant find it - maybe it will be a disaster?

 

 

 


Edited by DAVIDMAL - 9/3/13 at 11:51am
post #2 of 6
Both lapels look too skinny for me. Especially with the chalk stripe
post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 

the Chalkstripe on the left is Standard size which is clearly acceptable i just want to go Narrow... but i guess i got your answer.
 

post #4 of 6
The one on the left is still skinny. What is it, 2"? The one on the right looks awful regardless of the fabric.
post #5 of 6

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post #6 of 6

They are both skinny, but the one on the left is definitely within the range of standard (I'm guessing 3").

 

I'd advise against chalkstripe on a skinnier lapel. You need enough space to establish the chalkstripes on the lapel as a separate section from the pattern of the suit. The chalkstripes there will be going in a visibly different direction than those of the rest of the suit. Without at least four stripes present on the lapel, it's going to look really awkward (maybe 2 stripes could fit on the lapel on the right). The one on the left has 4-5.

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