3 types of lapels in the men's suit
In the second video from the Tailoring Series, James Sleater from Cad & The Dandy outlines the difference between the 3 main types of lapels.
There are 3 types of jacket lapels. The most commonly seen is the notch lapel, you also have a peak lapel where there is a point on it, originating from formal wear - from a dinner suit or a morning suit and it often has a peak to it.
It’s really much back in fashion, we’re seeing a total disregard now, with people just not bothered about having skinny lapels. Going back to the wider lapels also - the Tom Ford’s and most of Savile Row are going back to wider things and a peak allows you to get more visual impact and
The third type of lapel you don’t normally see on a casual jacket and you only ever see on a dinner suit is a shawl lapel and it has no notch, no peak and it looks like a perfect link from button hole through to the button.allows you to look broader chested and add more impact in the shoulder line.
Made-to-measure jacket with a shawl lapel by Richmart
This video is from the Rampley & Co Tailoring Series, you can see more videos and articles about how to dress like a gentleman on the Rampley and Co blog.
Hits: 5019 | Leave a comment
About the Author
We are looking for men's suit tailors, fashion designers, managers, fashion consultants who want to share their knowledge and tips in an article or video and contribute to the site! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Don't miss the opportunity as this will be a free advertisement for yourself and your menswear brand!