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When is it suitable to wear a peak lapel suit?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by williamspencer, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. williamspencer

    williamspencer Member

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    I work in a high end estate agency and wondering if it would be suitable to wear a peak lapel suit?
     
  2. suited

    suited Well-Known Member

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    I would steer away from them for conservative job interviews. Other than that, you should be fine - this assumes that the suit does not feature very wide or very narrow lapels.
     
  3. GBR

    GBR Well-Known Member

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    Assuming that they are not outrageous they will be fine in most circumstances. You may prefer to avoid interviews but I would worry about even that - I have given men jobs who wear such suits - because they were best for the job, that is , after all, the purpose of an interview.
     
  4. Rolex Luthor

    Rolex Luthor Well-Known Member

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    1. 100 percent of the time that you are wearing a double-breasted suit.
    2. 25 percent of the time that you are wearing a single-breasted suit (notch lapel other 75 percent)
    3. 50 percent of the time that you are wearing a dinner jacket (shawl lapel other 50 percent).
     
  5. Blackhood

    Blackhood Well-Known Member

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    When it fits perfectly ad when it is of an understated cloth.

    There is a trend towards fashion suits using peak lapels and unless you suit fits you like a glove then it may come off as cheap.

    The colour/pattern question is more a consideration of the field. A chalk-stripe or bold PoW is attention-grabbing enough, combining it with an unusual cut will make it very distinctive.

    Other than those considerations, go ahead.
     
  6. williamspencer

    williamspencer Member

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    Thanks for the help! Do you think one or two button jackets are best?
     
  7. Mr Degausser

    Mr Degausser Member

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    Absolutely two button. One button is typically reserved for dinner jackets.
     

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