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Single Breasted Peak Lapel Jackets

4r36

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They often look ungainly when buttoned. Just keep them unbuttoned, like sb overcoats:laugh:
 

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This is a bad idea......I wouldn’t do it - where would you eve wear it in the foreseeable future?

And if you’re this much on the fence about it already then you have your answer....
 

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This is a bad idea......I wouldn’t do it - where would you eve wear it in the foreseeable future?

And if you’re this much on the fence about it already then you have your answer....
If you're replying to me, I started this thread four years ago.
 

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I think the lapels are close to perfect. He might look better with only the top button closed. Better yet, with the coat open to show the double breasted waistcoat!
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As usual, Archie here wears it best. The key, in my opinion, is to for the lapel to not be overly wide, and for the peak part to not to extend far beyond the upper part of the lapel. Also, I like it if the peak is at a relatively sharp vertical angle, as opposed to a horizontal-style peak that makes it look like you're wearing wings.
 

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As usual, Archie here wears it best. The key, in my opinion, is to for the lapel to not be overly wide, and for the peak part to not to extend far beyond the upper part of the lapel. Also, I like it if the peak is at a relatively sharp vertical angle, as opposed to a horizontal-style peak that makes it look like you're wearing wings.
I wore one on Tuesday. It lends well to a grey flannel suit, and I agree lapel width should be constrained. Still, it has a decidedly classical look compared to all the notch lapels out there. If I recall, RLPL often carries this style most seasons. I based this outfit off an old ad from them that I liked.
 

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I had a black mohair suit made as a dressed down alternative to black tie for things like weddings and Christmas parties that aren’t black tie. This may not count because it’s halfway between a suit and a tuxedo, but still.

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I wore one on Tuesday. It lends well to a grey flannel suit, and I agree lapel width should be constrained. Still, it has a decidedly classical look compared to all the notch lapels out there. If I recall, RLPL often carries this style most seasons. I based this outfit off an old ad from them that I liked.
I think this grey flannel suit lapel looks awesome, actually. The shape of the lapel triangle is exactly what I was talking about in that the angle goes up sharply (so it forms a peak) rather than out at a flatter degree (which would form more of a ledge, if you get my meaning).

I can't really see the mohair suit lapel on my monitor.
 

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Yeah it’s a bad photo but I sadly don’t have a better one and now need to get it altered a bit.
 

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