I must have seen ten of the damned notched lapels for every classic, traditional and correct peaked lapel. The invasion of the business-suit-inspired notch collar of the realm of men's semi-formal wear is a dismal phenomenon.
I agree. Â I am not a fan of the notched lapel either; but peaked lapels and ticket pockets on jackets from Triple Five Soul jackets to Banana Republic on up is starting to grate my nerves. (FYI, I had a peaked lapel Emporio Armani suit from the 1998-1999 season, so I have nothing against peaked lapels per se.) Please Note that my post was in defense of the underappreciated shawl lapel. Â You may not like the long tie, but the shawl lapel dinner jacket you must agree is perfectly acceptable evening wear As for the Ralph Lauren thing, I posted this earlier, but: RL hypocrisy re. tuxedos
He says one thing, and does another. Â I'm sure that there is some convoluted way of resolving this, but I think that the most obvious is that to which RL aspires to most: $$$ Modified for (some) coherency.