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Not picking on anyone for it, but is it just me or are we seeing a lot of peak lapel SBs lately?

 

Yup, I'm going for one MTM too. What's wrong with it?

 

Well, it's not traditional in some quarters, where it is felt that DB should be peak lapels and SB notch lapel.  Hardy Amies famously had some words to say on the subject ...

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

 

Edit:  The main reason these have been cropping up here over the last year or so has been the popularity of the Suit Supply 'Washington'.

 

 

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Probably more with the revamp of Tom Fords line in 04. It was pretty common in the older Gucci collections before he walked away. I've been wearing wide peaks since probably 07 and haven't ever thought of them being to flashy or showy for most situations. I didn't even get a strange look in any mock trails or my short time in the financial world before leaving that in 2012.
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Probably more with the revamp of Tom Fords line in 04. It was pretty common in the older Gucci collections before he walked away. I've been wearing wide peaks since probably 07 and haven't ever thought of them being to flashy or showy for most situations. I didn't even get a strange look in any mock trails or my short time in the financial world before leaving that in 2012.

 

When I say 'here' I mean this thread, but yes, the phenomenon has been around for decades.  I'll have to check but I think it was in the 90s that Amies complained about it.

 

This is why there are generational differences in reaction to these.  I'm at the point where it doesn't bother me, though I wouldn't wear one myself.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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When I say 'here' I mean this thread, but yes, the phenomenon has been around for decades.  I'll have to check but I think it was in the 90s that Amies complained about it.

This is why there are generational differences in reaction to these.  I'm at the point where it doesn't bother me, though I wouldn't wear one myself.

Cheers,

Ac

Amies made most of my grandfather's clothing. I still have a couple pieces in my attic (I'm about a 38 my grandfather was easily a 46 chest), I noticed they are all beautiful double breasted and single breasted suits. With surprisingly generous lapels for the time.

It's very much not the normal look but it isn't outlandish. I lived in St. Louis for a bit and that was a eyesore of a city. Bright neon poly suits everywhere. Even in the winter!
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Double-breasted Thursday:
 

 

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@Gerry Nelson you look awesome every day lately

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It's been coming for quite some time now, a return to a fuller pants leg. Personally I am very much in favour, the extremely tapered pant is getting old. Still not without difficulties because even with the fuller leg you need to get a sense of elongation and a clean, sharp cut. Preferably with no or very little break. From the pics your pants look spot on. You don't have a silhouette shot so we can see the width better?

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When I say 'here' I mean this thread, but yes, the phenomenon has been around for decades.  I'll have to check but I think it was in the 90s that Amies complained about it.

This is why there are generational differences in reaction to these.  I'm at the point where it doesn't bother me, though I wouldn't wear one myself.

Cheers,

Ac

Amies made most of my grandfather's clothing. I still have a couple pieces in my attic (I'm about a 38 my grandfather was easily a 46 chest), I noticed they are all beautiful double breasted and single breasted suits. With surprisingly generous lapels for the time.

It's very much not the normal look but it isn't outlandish. I lived in St. Louis for a bit and that was a eyesore of a city. Bright neon poly suits everywhere. Even in the winter!

 

Just to be clear, I wasn't saying anything about lapel width (and I'm still  not).  I was addressing the question raised by someone else about single-breasted jackets with peak lapels.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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Not a fan of the brown tie or pocket square. The rest is killing it! 

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Yup, I'm going for one MTM too. What's wrong with it?

 

Nothing, really. It's a bit unusual and certainly a bit dandified when done properly. That's not wrong, it's just a bit risky.

 

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I tend to stick with solid light blue pinpoint or OCBD (70%) or white broadcloth or pinpoint (30%). It's a preference thing for my professional wear. I switch things up quite a bit with casual shirts (striped OCBD's, cotton twill checks and plaids) in the fall/winter (often underneath a sweater) and madras shirts or polos (of various colors) in the summer. 

 

There is nothing wrong with the cloth of your shirts if that is the case. The styling is lacking. If you are going for OCBD try to find a collar with some "roll" to it. If going with a non BD collar, try something more spread. With your long neck I'd suggest a taller collar as well. Look at that last fit you posted as well. The jacket sleeves are the right length to show a bit of shirt cuff but none is apparent. This would suggest to me that your shirt sleeves are too short.

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@Gerry Nelson you look awesome every day lately

 

Thank you for your kind words! I confess, I've been trying to step it up a notch.

 

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It's been coming for quite some time now, a return to a fuller pants leg. Personally I am very much in favour, the extremely tapered pant is getting old. Still not without difficulties because even with the fuller leg you need to get a sense of elongation and a clean, sharp cut. Preferably with no or very little break. From the pics your pants look spot on. You don't have a silhouette shot so we can see the width better?

Thanks! Here are some old shots:

 

 

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Not a fan of the brown tie or pocket square. The rest is killing it! 

 

Ah well! You can't have everything :) 

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Just to be clear, I wasn't saying anything about lapel width (and I'm still  not).  I was addressing the question raised by someone else about single-breasted jackets with peak lapels.

Cheers,

Ac

Sorry I was talking about the time frame my grandfather worked in up state NY as a publisher the thin lapel phase was going through his office. Hardy lapels where.... hardy.
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Just to be clear, I wasn't saying anything about lapel width (and I'm still  not).  I was addressing the question raised by someone else about single-breasted jackets with peak lapels.

Cheers,

Ac

Sorry I was talking about the time frame my grandfather worked in up state NY as a publisher the thin lapel phase was going through his office. Hardy lapels where.... hardy.

 

No worries, mate.  :)

 

Yes, Hardy was an original.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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Today.  I heard we were wearing brown ties.  Pants are olive.  

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

I picked up a new square that can be worn in four different ways.  I'm pretty excited about it.  
 

New Square. (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

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Yep @Gerry you're the one to beat
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