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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

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    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?

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  2. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    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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