Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Jul 30, 2012.
I don't mind ctp's lapels.
Yeah, I like 'em.
Only thing you need to do is wear it, in other words, it looks good so leave it alone and enjoy.
You look like you're channeling Harvey Specter from Suits.
add me to this list. on his build i think it looks good.
I do as well, I'd much prefer wide over narrow even if it doesn't balance as well...
Agreed. Narrow lapels are squeamish and effeminate. Big ones are big time and badass.
It's just too bad not everyone has a head proportionate enough to call for them.
I too would rather err on the side of slightly too large over too narrow but those are almost in 1975 territory. Not bad but right at the edge.
This is sometimes ideal.
Concur with all the sentiment about wide lapels. To me, it's the chest that is out of proportion here, it's a tad skimpy. Chest is too trim from above the waist to the shoulder. This picture has a wider hip than chest that may or may not be so IRL. The skimpy chest and shoulder is not balanced with the lapel width or vice versa.
Sent a PM on how I would adjust this if he chooses to make a change.
Agree, but these are disproportionate to his build. If he has the opportunity to have them revised, then he should definitely do so.
I like the way you think.
On stripes ... Here are two Caruso suits that I got from Yoox (both 3-roll-2). I'm trying to decide whether to keep them. These are poor iPhone photos with some correction. Both of the suits are navy. One is 1/8" shadow stripe. The other is 1/2" verging on chalk stripe; the stripe is blue-grey. Are they both in bad taste regardless of other considerations (which is what I would infer from the previous comments)? I can't decide whether to keep them, although I'm leaning toward yes. I decided to post the photos here, since I thought the reponses by be helpful for all readers.
First the Tom Ford square and now this? You'll be Spooing it up soon.
Personally, I prefer less over more. Don Draper over Gene Rayburn any day.
I think it depends on the individual in many respects. For example I think this post/pics make a pretty strong argument for bigger lapels in this case:
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