Does CHALKSTRIPE fabric work with Narrow Lapels?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by DAVIDMAL, Sep 3, 2013.

Does Chalkstripe work with a Skinny Lapel?

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  2. No

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  1. DAVIDMAL

    DAVIDMAL New Member

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    I love Chalkstripe Charcoal suit found below on the right
    but i was wondering if i can make the 2 button skinny lapel on the right with that design
    i'm looking for Chalkstripe Narrow Lapel and i just cant find it - maybe it will be a disaster?



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  2. dimitrioup

    dimitrioup Well-Known Member

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    Both lapels look too skinny for me. Especially with the chalk stripe
     
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    DAVIDMAL New Member

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    the Chalkstripe on the left is Standard size which is clearly acceptable i just want to go Narrow... but i guess i got your answer.
     
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    brokencycle Senior member

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    The one on the left is still skinny. What is it, 2"? The one on the right looks awful regardless of the fabric.
     
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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    They are both skinny, but the one on the left is definitely within the range of standard (I'm guessing 3").

    I'd advise against chalkstripe on a skinnier lapel. You need enough space to establish the chalkstripes on the lapel as a separate section from the pattern of the suit. The chalkstripes there will be going in a visibly different direction than those of the rest of the suit. Without at least four stripes present on the lapel, it's going to look really awkward (maybe 2 stripes could fit on the lapel on the right). The one on the left has 4-5.
     

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