Posted by menstyleqa on Apr 6, 2012 in Jackets & Coats, Men's Clothing | 3 comments
If I’m having a casual, non-suit jacket made, what kind of lapel should I have? Notched or peak?
I would generally say that notch lapels would be more normal for a casual jacket. A peak lapel isn’t technically wrong, but it does have a little more of a dressy feel to it.
A dark navy blazer might take peak lapels, particularly if you’re looking for a way to differentiate it from other men’s navy blazers. And if it’s a double-breasted blazer (fairly unusual but certainly classic and appropriate) it should always take a peak lapel, like any double-breasted jacket.
Alternatively, if you’re having the jacket made custom for you, there is a style called a “sport lapel” that you’ll almost never see on off-the-rack clothes. It’s got a slightly longer tab on one lapel (usually the left) with a buttonhole, so that you could fold the lapels together and button them under your neck if you wanted to. Of course, you need a button on the opposite side for it to be useful, but it is an interesting and practical option for casual jackets.
Was this answer helpful?
Our video on jacket lapel types, from the RealMenRealStyle YouTube channel:
A notch lapel is usually worn for a casual outfit. To make a peak lapel more casual, find one with a less dressy fabric such as linen, hopsack or chambray or selecting a subtler peak if the fabric is wool or silk.
Hope this information helps!
You must be logged in to post a comment.
Posted by Kcgeathers on Jul 6, 2014
Posted by Sam Youn on Jul 3, 2014
Posted by Kcgeathers on Jun 15, 2014
Posted by Mike Desmarais on Jun 13, 2014
Posted by Kennen Horton on Jun 10, 2014
Posted by Hemang Raithatha on Jun 7, 2014
Posted by Clay Dees on Dec 18, 2012
Posted by Carlos on Dec 31, 2012
Posted by Andybiotic on May 3, 2012
Posted by Shaun_Kingston on Jan 12, 2013
Posted by Nicholas on Nov 12, 2012
Posted by ratnacage on Dec 11, 2012
Posted by Clay Dees on Dec 27, 2012
Posted by shalaq on Jul 21, 2012
Posted by idahostyle on Jun 8, 2012
Posted by menstyleqa on Apr 8, 2012
Posted by GalenFB on May 9, 2013
Posted by menstyleqa on Apr 4, 2012
Posted by silvertarget81 on May 23, 2013
Posted by menstyleqa on Mar 19, 2012
You are not currently logged in.
Powered by RealMenRealStyle