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Single Breasted, Peak Lapel

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by odoreater, Oct 16, 2006.

  1. LARon

    LARon Distinguished Member

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    The single peak is a classic and the suit that I have more of than any other (nine). Even though I've sworn off going to RLPL, they do cut my favorite SB peak. Good luck with your search; you're in pursuit of one of my favorite animals.
     


  2. Toiletduck

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    This sounds awfully submissive. Since when does a man who sweats blood to earn his keep -- as most young associates do -- need to bow his head until he reaches "a certain age" simply to wear the clothes of his choice??? If you work in an environment where those who (obviously) lord over you reserve the right to censor what you wear with a simple look, or break you down because you've chosen to wear a beautiful suit, then you need to evaluate whether you're in the right place -- or be castrated.

    I choose to tuck in my pocket square at work.
     


  3. LARon

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    That's weak.

    I hope that once you develop your own book you'll stop bending over for the other guy (but, by then, you'll probably be married -- and it starts all over again).
     


  4. SGladwell

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    Barbera has done a bunch of them.

    Also, I think "the rules" on them have been getting relaxed. After all, Jon Stewart's taken to wearing them.
     


  5. Dragon

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    I think a lot of men are shy about dressing up, including SF members. The society around us has become so casual, that a simple pocket square seems to stand out from the crowd. Perhaps that is why the white linen, TV fold is so popluar among men who decide to wear a square.

    Personally, I don`t see why a peak lapel SB would not be appropriate for business. It`s probably more formal than a notch lapel SB, and 99% of the people around you probably wouldn`t notice anyway.
     


  6. LARon

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    And those who did notice would probably be impressed to see the refined change of pace.
     


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    and 99% of the people around you probably wouldn`t notice anyway.

    99.9 [​IMG]
     


  8. kitonbrioni

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    Given such specific requirements, perhaps bespoke would be the best way to get the look and fit desired?
     


  9. odoreater

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    Just to straighten things out - I don't think anyone at my work would mind or care that I'm wearing a sb peak lapel suit. I'm not sure that clients would notice or care either. But, I choose not to wear things like a pocket square or SB peak lapel to work (or DB for that matter), because I think it makes me look more interested in what I'm wearing today than in my work - which is not the impression that I want to give. Who knows, after I get the sb peak lapel and see how it looks on me, I might decide that I feel comfortable wearing it to work. Anyway, thanks for all of the great suggestions. I might look into something like a Corneliani or Kilgour. I think the Oxxford, RLPL and Barbera are probably out of my budget.

    Also, iirc, there were some sb peak lapel "Valentino" suits at C21. What's the word on those?

    Now, back to sweating blood to earn my keep...
     


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  11. odoreater

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    Doubt it is fully canvassed, but this is a great looking single breasted peak lapel. I'd wear it at a law firm, junior associate or no junior associate. - http://www.markshale.com/productdeta...prodid=7510117

    too bad it doesn't have side vents.
     


  12. pscolari

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    FWIW Last year I picked up a Polo Blue Label SB PL in dark blue flannel at the Boston store. Jacket is 3-roll-2 with side vents. Pants are single pleat with side tabs instead of loops. I love this suit for out of the office (great for weddings), but do wear it on occasion to work, just not as part of my regular rotation though.

    Just thought I'd mention this in case you thought you had to go to RLPL for this type of thing.
     


  13. Teacher

    Teacher Stylish Dinosaur

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    Niiiiiice!
     


  14. Duveen

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    I am wearing an Oxxford in this fabric (a nice grey nailhead) today - not a peak-lapel, just a nice little Manhattan II bought on Ebay. But seeing this suit made me smile.

    You may now return to your regularly scheduled programming.
     


  15. lawyerdad

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    That's weak.

    I hope that once you develop your own book you'll stop bending over for the other guy (but, by then, you'll probably be married -- and it starts all over again).

    Yet another hopeless romantic roaming the board. [​IMG]
     


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