Advice on small modification of a DB suit lapels

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  1. Ross Petukhov

    Ross Petukhov Member

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    Hello everyone,
    I found a SB beige wool suit in my closet, that I was wearing a long time ago. It's really loose in a waist area, so I want to convert it to DB suit (have done the same with one of my blazers).
    The only issue I'm having is lapels: suit has a notch lapel and I know that DB should have only a peak lapel. Transform lapels from notch to peak is really hard task, so I can leave lapels like it is, or make small modification like here:
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    What would you recommend - live it a notch lapel or to try this small modification?
     
  2. Superfluous

    Superfluous Senior member

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    I suggest you forget the idea and buy a double breasted sport coat.
     
  3. Ross Petukhov

    Ross Petukhov Member

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    I can, and I'm already have a DB sport coat.
    My question is what to do with my suit, that I already have
     
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    gsugsu Senior member

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    Ask your question in the The Tailor's Thread.
     
  5. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    Not a clever idea at all. As you have just "found" this you have clearly not missed it so burning it would be a better course if you do not want to wear it as it is.
     
  6. Ross Petukhov

    Ross Petukhov Member

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    The suit was found in my parents house (they live in other country where i am) that I was wearing when I was a teenager. Suit completely fits me except of a waist area (I lost lots of weight). My tailor in London changed my old SB blazer to DB and narrowed sleeves and it was worth it. I will be in London only in a month, so I can't ask him what possible to do with my suit, so I want to find advice here about what is better - beige DB suit with a notch lapel or DB suit with a notch lapel with small modification to make it look more a peak lapel?
     
  7. Ross Petukhov

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    Yes, you cant and I wasn't saying that
    I was saying the small tip on notch lapel like Albert Hammond's suits have:

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    Also I forgot to say that I will need to change bottom of a suit to make it 90 degree of course, but suit is long enough to alter it (DB suits now are much shorter)
     
  8. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Single breasted jackets have front panels with curved edges that open below the lowest button. Double breasted jackets have square front panels that overlap about 5". If your tailor was able to make a square edge from a rounded edge with enough overlap to properly place the buttons he can probably make peaks from notch lapels. You also need a new collar to jive with the slope of the gorge and height/shape of the peak. Shouldn't be difficult, expensive or take much time.
     
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    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Carl, don't be a Debbie Downer!
     

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