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Does CHALKSTRIPE fabric work with Narrow Lapels?

Does Chalkstripe work with a Skinny Lapel?

  • Yes

    Votes: 1 33.3%
  • No

    Votes: 2 66.7%

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DAVIDMAL

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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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dimitrioup

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

DAVIDMAL

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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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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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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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