In the world of men’s suit, success is in the details. That a suit should fit the wearer impeccably and in a flattering way is a given. But the choice of details – peaked vs notched lapels, medium or no break, besom or flap pockets – are often a matter of style or taste. Each detail, however, can affect the overall impression of the suit and by extension the wearer. This is especially true with jacket details and among the most noticeable is the lapel.
Peaked and notched lapels are the two most popular choices for men’s jackets. Each has its benefits and each offers subtle aesthetic touches that can drastically alter the suit’s look.
Notched lapels are the most common and are the typical everyday suit lapel of choice. Notched lapels work best on single or two button suits and are very versatile, complementing any body type. Consider a skinny notched lapel if you are leaner and have a narrow chest. Knot Standard’s narrow lapel is rolled to 2.75 inches. Or choose the classic notched lapel, rolled to 3.25 inches.
Peaked lapels can be worn on single or double breasted suits but are a requisite for double breasted. Shorter men often prefer peaked lapels as they add an impression of height. This also works well for men with a wider physique. Knot Standard peak lapels are rolled to 3.15 inches.
Ask a bespoke advisor today which lapel would work best for you.