Are these lapels too wide? :S

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  1. kyokushin1

    kyokushin1 Member

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    Don't post here much but here goes...

    Im buying a new suit and it seems like all the rage these days is narrow lapel etc, but im considering these item but im not sure if the lapels are too wide and might look bad? would I still be able to wear skinny ties with this suit and not look like a clown?

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    http://www.oxfordshop.com.au/media/products/R1292.0802_1.jpg

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  2. Rolex Luthor

    Rolex Luthor Senior member

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    No, the lapels aren't too wide. The gorge and button stance are kind of high, though.
     


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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    If anything these lapels are too skinny. How about you solve your problem by just wearing real ties?
     


  4. kyokushin1

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    but if i were to wear a skinny black tie with this jacket would it still match/look appropriate? or would it look bad to the extent that I look like a clueless moron with no taste or fashion sense? (even though I am lol)
     


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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    You will look no worse than anyone else wearing a skinny tie.
     


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    Ah... the Joel McHale look. Not a fan.
     


  7. kyokushin1

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    What is this in reference to? The colour combo in general or the tie/lapel width combo?
     


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    Skinny lapels aren't fashionable at all, and they look mean, flaccid, and lifeless. A wide lapel with a soft roll has grace, vivacity, and is of course (tautologically) generous.
     


  9. kyokushin1

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    would you say the jacket I posted has "wide" lapels or "normal" lapels?
     


  10. kyokushin1

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    Would you say the lapels of the jacket I posted are considered "wide" or are they somewhere in between wide and narrow?
     
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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    They're definitely not wide. As I said before, they're slightly towards the narrow side of medium. What size are you?
     


  12. kyokushin1

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    suit size? 100
     


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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    100? wtf? is this entire thread a joke?
     


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    Only Hedi Slimane could disagree with this answer. Definitely not wide.
     
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    you'll need to explain to me what seems so ludicrous, im a complete suit noob sorry.
     


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