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What is a peak lapel?

 

Castangia Jacket with peak lapels

 

A peak lapel sweeps up and towards the shoulder line, resulting in a look that is broad shouldered and narrow waisted. Often seen on double breasted and formal wear jackets, the peak lapel is rarely seen on mass produced suits. Popular with custom tailors since the 1920’s, this rakish detail indicated that one’s suit was bespoke.

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