Details Tell a Story
When you are designing a made-to-measure jacket, there are many details to keep in mind as you decide what kind of look you want to create. The material, structure, and cut of your jacket all tell a story about when you will wear it and how you would like to represent yourself. One of the details that says the most about your jacket is the lapel, which can change a garment’s level of formality all on its own.
Figure 1: The shawl lapel is almost always confined to evening wear.
Figure 2: Harry S. Truman is depicted in a double breasted suit with peak lapels in his presidential portrait.
Your Style, Your Choice
Once you’ve decided how you want to wear your made-to-measure jacket, that should help you decide what style of lapel it should have. If you have any questions or are curious about trying a different style, our staff is happy to offer advice. Ultimately, the look of your made-to-measure garment should be one you’re comfortable with, and the choice is up to you.