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The word lapel refers to the style of the opening and the collar of your chosen jacket. Where the collar (the bit that goes around your neck) and the actual lapel meet is called the gorge. Something happens at this point, whether that be a notch in the fabric, a peak of the fabric or the fabric remains uncut.
When picking out your suit it is important to remember that your chosen jacket lapel style will have a direct impact on how your jacket will look on you.Although lapels are an essential part of menswear, your choice of lapel style depends entirely on your personal preference.* Peaked Lapel: The fabric peaks point towards the shoulders. The peak lapel forms a broad V-shaped opening on the jacket. A peaked lapel is great for accentuating the shoulder width. This style looks great on a single breasted, two button jacket.* Notched Lapel: Out of all the three lapel styles, the Notch lapel is the most popular choice available. It transfers seamlessly between the office and the social occasion. It looks as if a triangular notch has been cut from the fabric* Shawl Collar: The shawl collar lapel is a rounded and smooth edge lapel. The lapel rolls back and tapers from the collar until the lapel meets the jacket top button. It is typically found on the Dinner Jacket, but who says it should stay there....?
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