The Peaked Power

Proper As Hell

Lapel type is a matter of preference. Some men appreciate the established quietness of a notch lapel, while others seek to separate themselves from their peers with the more striking peak lapel. The larger peak lapel is even more bold; 10, perhaps even 11 cms wide makes a statement. It suggests the wearer isn’t concerned with being safe or cornered off into sartorial anonymity. It is a bold and rakish choice.


From the muted elegance of mid 20th-century British PM Sir Anthony Eden to the near-chest covering lapels favored by Savile Row revolutionaries, Tommy Nutter and Edward Sexton, the large peak lapel announces its wearer. Stateside, 40 years before Leonardo DiCaprio claimed the role of Jay Gatsby, it was Robert Redford’s portrayal, complete with double-breasted waistcoats and colossal lapels, that gave Mr. Gatsby an air of charming, confidence, much of it the vision of Ralph Lauren. Tom Ford…

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I am a fashion enthusiast that has engaged in the blog as a vehicle to grow from boys b-boy fashion to the distinguished men's fashion of yesteryear and today. As Arthur Ashe states, “Clothes and manners do not make the man; but when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance". Ding! Ding!
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