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Two Toned (colored) lapels for suits

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by candyspan, Apr 24, 2013.

  1. candyspan

    candyspan Active Member

    Apr 8, 2013
    I'm wondering what's the history and or significance of the two toned lapel suit jacket; such as having the top half of the lapel a black satin/grosgrain, and the lower part of the lapel the same material as the suit? Does this make the suit more or less formal, particularly for a wedding lounge suit or the like?

  2. GBR

    GBR Senior member

    Mar 15, 2006

    The lapels of an evening dress (white or black tie) will have grosgrain/silk/satin, lounge suits do not have this feature. That is part of a formal ensemble.

    You will occasionally find a velvet colllar on a lounge suit but.usually signifies it is an informal garment or one worn in the country where day dress differs.

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