Happy New Year 12-28-2011

Embrace the Alternatives

Ring in this New Year sans the Notch Lapel

Don’t get us wrong. There’s nothing wrong with the Notch lapel. It’s the mainstay of a gentleman’s suiting wardrobe. But that’s just it. It’s become ubiquitous in menswear and so much so that it can be found on many of today’s tuxedos. And by modern tradition, that’s ok. It’s appropriate. It’s Presidential even. But black tie is an excuse for today’s gentleman to step up and out of the confines of every day life. To dress for dinner. To be Bond-like. Consider the dramatic peak lapel. You know, the one that accentuates those broad ... Read the full story »