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    Optimal lapel size - Suit



    So I've been trying the eBay route for finding nicer suits, and had pretty good luck with a Hickey Freemen suit so far. Just wondering though, is there an optimal lapel size. I've noticed that some of the options out there, presumably the older models, have what looks to be much wider lapels. I can't tell whether it's an optical illusion or whether I'm just looking at a retro seventies outfit.


    Most of the time, the lapel size isn't actually listed, but I was going to send a message to the sellers to get measuments. If I can get a measurement of the lapel, what do you think I should be aiming for?


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    What's your body size and shape? I ask because what works for a short, slim build won't work for a linebacker.

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      5'11" 190lbs - athletic build...with a growing midsection.


      Depending on the brand, I wear a 40R or 42R

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        I don't have a lapel width in inches to suggest...just that it should be proportional and look right. With your build, you've got a fair amount of latitude.

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