When was the Low Gorge in Style?

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  1. mbell

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    I'm curious as to when low gorges on jackets were in style and also which brands tend to feature them. I know Armani used a very low gorge at one point. For that matter, I'd also appreciate if anyone cared to outline other stylistic characteristics and when they appeared. I know of course the 1970s featured wide lapels.

    I've only started to notice such details in the last year or so (thanks to this group) and since I shop second-hand I see styles from all different time periods. I recently found a custom made Tom James suit that was great in every way except for a low gorge. The tag inside indicated it was made in 1997.

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    Low gorge, low waist, low button point was very much an 80s look.
     
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    Low gorge, low waist, low button point was very much an 80s look.
    Don't forget the shoulder pads. They are an essential part of that particular look.
     
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    Low gorge, low waist, low button point was very much an 80s look.

    Thanks. That's what I was thinking. Now I wonder why the suit I found that was presumably made in 1997 had such a low gorge. Maybe someone was feeling nostalgic? [​IMG]

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    Thanks. That's what I was thinking. Now I wonder why the suit I found that was presumably made in 1997 had such a low gorge. Maybe someone was feeling nostalgic? [​IMG]

    mike

    The look continued through the early-to-mid 90s. Also, someone may have been convinced that the low gorge proportions looked better on his body than another option.
     
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    Also keep in mind that Tom James "custom" probably doesn't offer a lot of choice in gorge/button stance. That's probably just the general cut they were doing in 1997. The TJ demographic, IIRC, is usually looking for a pretty middle of the road suit, styling-wise.
     

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