Suit Yourself- Pt. 2 3-15-2011

Suit yourself: Part Two

The features of a suit—why they’re there and what they do.

Before you walk in to buy a suit, it’s important to know the basics. A salesperson may ask you questions like what kind of lapel you want, or if you prefer a center or side vent. So, to avoid standing there with a blank look on your face, familiarize yourself with the basics. The Lapel Show. There are three types of lapels you’ll come across in the world of tailored clothing: Peak, Notch, and Shawl. The Peak lapel is the more dramatic look of the three, while the Notch is considered to ... Read the full story »