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Choosing the right lapel size & style

For business suiting, there are two main lapel styles you should consider.

Notch lapel

This lapel is the most classic lapel shape we make for business suits. The notch lapel can be made at any width but the most common width we do is from 3” – 3 1/4”. If you are  after a classic style of suit, which modestly fits within the crowd, then this is your best option. If you are a slimmer build your lapel width will work best at 2 3/4”

Peaked lapel

This is a great lapel shape, and actually my favourite!

This can be a more formal option of lapel but still not too formal for the office. The most classic width for the peaked lapel is  3 1/2”, this can also be narrowed if preferred or in my case widened. I like to create my own suits with a 4 1/4” lapel, I love the way a wide peaked sits across the front of your shoulders.

For formal suits, including Tuxedos we can also add the Shawl lapel to the list, predominately used for tuxedos, keeping this lapel a 3” with a wider top is our most popular choice, and of course like all our options can be tailored to your preferred width.