Peak Lapels and Business

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by suits123, Dec 1, 2012.

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  1. suits123

    suits123 Active Member

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    Curious as to what your thought are about Peak Lapel suits and business.

    Does it depend entirely on your job?
    Does it not matter?
    What about to job interviews?
    What width is best?

    Searched a lot for answers and didn't find anything. Maybe this forum will help! :)
     


  2. VinnyMac

    VinnyMac Senior member

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    It doesn't matter. I wear both peaks and notches. Most of my suits have lapels that are between 2" and 2.5".
     


  3. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    no one in my office ever wears peak lapels
     


  4. sns23

    sns23 Senior member

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    Maybe nobody has any fashion sense. All crappy suits will be notch because they are cheaper to make
     


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    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    Err, you sure?
     


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    gsugsu Senior member

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    It depends on your workplace. In conservative business settings you will not see single breasted peak lapels. That is not to say they are inappropriate for any setting but they are uncommon and uncommon things don't play we'll everywhere.

    @sns23 - don't agree with your statement at all. I'm sure if you look you will find crappy suits with peak lapels; they are not a defining feature of a quality suit alone.
     


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    add911_11 Senior member

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    I don't think mere mortals will notice the alleged formality of peaked lapel. Wear it if it looks good.
    I will be surprised if anyone raise an eyebrow for that reason.

    p.s. the above doesn't apply to SF interviewer, they basically don't want anyone look better than them, so tough luck if you have an interview with them, or work under them.
     


  8. suits123

    suits123 Active Member

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    Peak lapels aren't necessarily more expensive. But proper peaks, ones that do not require braces to hold them down are harder to make.
     


  9. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    I work in a fairly conservative environment and can think of a few colleagues who were single-breasted peak lapel suits and jackets.
     


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    plei89 Senior member

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    What?
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    I've been a trial lawyer in NJ in a variety of office settings for over 30 years. I occasionally wear SB peak lapel and DB suits and have never drawn a negative comment or adverse reaction.
     


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