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- LETTER & VIEWS by NEV R. AGN

My correct single breasted peaked lapel proportion

12 June 2020

I have to start with a quick “say-so” about the featured boots image (the stunning three-toned balmoral).  Could there be a better toe-candy to cap the 2 suit styles to the right?  I appreciate a double breasted suit when tailoured right.  However nothing is more elegant than a properly proportioned single breasted three-piece suit with peaked lapels.  They must be “just so”.

1.  Key for me is the choice of size/width and location of the peaked lapel.  The image on the left illustrates a most elegant proportion. As a comparison… the image below-right is that of a wonderful lapel on a DB suit (added bonus: love the way the points of his waistcoat spread out and sit nearly on his lap).  it is wider because the two sides of the jacket will overlap when buttoned. 

2.  equally important is the roll of the lapel to the closing middle button (has to be 3 roll 2).  No choice but hand made.

3.  Finally, look at that “shirt-to-tie-knot” execution.  Could it be any better.  The right amount of knot to collar point length ratio – the right size of knot to shirt collar style – finally the location of the knot to the close of the opening of the shirt collar.

Pure attention to  detail and appearing effortless – both men!

WELL SUITED NUMBER TWO

Well Suited No. 1

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