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HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part IV (starting May 2014)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, May 21, 2014.

  1. GMMcL

    GMMcL Distinguished Member

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    Huge, huge fan. I have 4 such suits, plus a couple SCs. Not something I'd wear to a client/board meeting, but let me tell you, the ladies LOVE it.
     


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    I'm surprised that women would notice the peak lapels vs the more often seen notch lapels.
     


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    You'd be surprised what the ladies notice about lapels.

    Why, one of them actually berated me on the GNAT thread for lapel bowing.
     


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    Ha. Well done.
     


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    SB peaks seem to be used more formally. Often combined with jetted pockets. With patches they just look weird IMO

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    ^ Or on a 3-buttons suit. Peak lapel would just look weird with it.

    I personally prefer single button, like a tux. A lowered button stance also accentuates the lines and shapes of the peaks. Mine has the button almost at my navel.
     
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    Hasn't happen to me yet, I usually get the "Nice suit!" compliments. No berating...yet.
     


  8. GMMcL

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    Please don't take this the wrong way but...
    I think you might be doing it wrong.
    Yes. I'm no expert, but I think they descend from the daytime equivalent of formal eveningwear (the name of which escapes me at the moment). But either way, I agree: Single button, flap or jet pockets is best. Further, whereas on a notch lapel jacket, single or dual vent is a matter of taste, for peak lapel I think dual vent has a vast, universal superiority. YMMV.
     
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    Indeed it seems peak lapels on SB are usually more formal. But I believe in Flusser there's at least one Apparel Arts illustration of a gent in an SB peak lapel country tweed.



    Single button tux is the only acceptable SB peak lapel configuration for me. Others look too affected and self conscious. But then again, that's just me.

    Edit: @GMMcL it seems plausible at least that SB peak lapel is descended from formal wear, but how does that sit with the dual vents. My historical knowledge is too limited, do you know?
     
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  10. GMMcL

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    Yes, they were pretty ubiquitous at one point, running the gamut across formality, from day/country wear straight through evening.
     


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    Yes.
    I'm no expert, but I think they descend from the daytime equivalent of formal eveningwear (the name of which escapes me at the moment). But either way, I agree: Single button, flap or jet pockets is best. Further, whereas on a notch lapel jacket, single or dual vent is a matter of taste, for peak lapel I think dual vent has a vast, universal superiority.

    YMMV.[/quote]

    City Dress - Black jacket with cashmere striped trousers :bigstar:
     


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    Thanks. So country too? Interesting.
    Have to add, even if I don't really like SB peak lapel for myself, some here do it really well. You are one of them: often, I only realize on a second look that you're wearing peak lapels. Which means you manage to avoid that affected impression that I dislike about them.
    Oh, and I love those old Anthony Eden pics.
     


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    City Dress - Black jacket with cashmere striped trousers :bigstar:[/quote]

    Is that the same as a 'stroller'? I believe you once posted a beautiful example.
     


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    None taken, here in the Dampcouver, a man in a suit is as rare as a unicorn sighting. No one appreciates the nuance.
     


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    Is that the same as a 'stroller'? I believe you once posted a beautiful example.[/quote]

    Yes, Stroller in the US - Black jacket I the UK - Stresemann in Germany - and thank you :bigstar:
     


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