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What's your preferred lapel width?

What's your preferred lapel width?

  • I like lapels on the thinner side

  • 3 to 3.5'' is my sweet spot

  • 3.5 to 4'' is just perfect

  • The wider the better!


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SJR3

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Kind of useless to talk about a lapel measurement without the context of jacket size. A 4 inch lapel would be huge on a size 36 jacket, while it would be pretty middle of the road on a 44.

I wear size 44 jackets. I like 4.5 inch lapels in general. But belly, gorge placement, shape of notch or peak, etc., also come into play.
 

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Should generally end at the mid-point between the inner lapel and the shoulder line.
 

JJ Katz

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Should generally end at the mid-point between the inner lapel and the shoulder line.
Although that might sound to some as a bit of an "iGent" ruel, actually it does work very well, IMO.
 

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These proportions, and height, on an Isaia suit I purchased on eBay.

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These proportions, and height, on an Isaia suit I purchased on eBay.

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Not bad. I like the size and shape. But yikes, that's a high gorge! I typically prefer high-ish gorges, but those are practically on top of your shoulder.
 

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Not bad. I like the size and shape. But yikes, that's a high gorge! I typically prefer high-ish gorges, but those are practically on top of your shoulder.
Yes, a special line from Isaia that taps into vintage Neapolitan styling...

The Marechiaro silhouette taps deep into the Neapolitan sartorial tradition with its soft grinze-trimmed shoulder, wider lapel and full-length darts along the front. The undisputed heart of the ISAIA aesthetic, its classic wide point-to-point across the shoulder and rounder chest aspect lends it a powerful, timeless appeal. The Marechiaro is only available at ISAIA boutiques and online.

To complement this tailored silhouette, we've paired the jacket with a Sanita trouser. Designed for the contemporary gentleman, the Sanita has a medium rise of 22 cm, a somewhat tapered leg and an ankle circumference of 19 cm.

We've drawn our inspiration for this distinctive silhouette from Marechiaro, a small village located in what is now the Posillipo section of Naples. In the 1960's, this neighborhood became a symbol of the high life, attracting Hollywood stars to its traditional restaurants with views of the splendid panorama of the city and, beyond that, Mt. Vesuvius and the island of Capri. Legend has it that the Neapolitan poet and writer Salvatore Di Giacomo, upon seeing a carnation resting on a small windowsill, was struck with the idea for the famous Neapolitan song, Marechiaro
 

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Is it a Marechiaro a line or model (i.e. Base S)? The one here doesn't have a gorge that high

 

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as far as I know it's one of their models for sport coats. i feel like they play with the gorge for some reason, some are a little higher, some a little lower.
 

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Is it a Marechiaro a line or model (i.e. Base S)? The one here doesn't have a gorge that high

Those are nice lapels. Just about perfect IMO in terms of width, shape, gorge, everything.
 

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Is it a Marechiaro a line or model (i.e. Base S)? The one here doesn't have a gorge that high

Lapel is nice. OTOH, showing equal amounts of cuff and shirt under the tie looks bad.
 

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Lapel is nice. OTOH, showing equal amounts of cuff and shirt under the tie looks bad.
Yeah, the model needs a long for sure, which would fix those issues. But it looks like a product photo, so of course everything's going to be fashiony and cropped.
 

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as far as I know it's one of their models for sport coats. i feel like they play with the gorge for some reason, some are a little higher, some a little lower.
Technically, I believe it's a "model"; I should have been more precise in my prior post. But it's not confined to sport coats, it's also a suit model.
 

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