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  • What do you think about the thickness of these lapels?

    I love the color and texture of this tweed blazer (http://i.imgur.com/aVqEcCV.jpg), but am worried about how wide the lapels are. Admittedly, they certainly would not be trendy, but would they be seen as ridiculous today?

    Likewise, LosRockets commented about the "curved lateral border" of the lapels on this blazer. Could those be tailored? And, that being said, is it a deal-breaker if not?
    Last edited by elduderino260; November 16th, 2013, 11:05 PM.

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    It's not the width that's a problem for me (I've got an old tweed blazer myself and I like the width compared to the narrow lapels seen today) but rather the curved lateral border. I think that such a shape tends to really date the blazer whereas a straight line doesn't carry that same negative connotation.

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    • #3
      Do you mean the hourglass shape? I thought that fitted look was rather favored nowadays

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      • #4
        No he means the curvature in the lapel, and that is dated.

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        • #5
          Sorry, I meant the curved edge of the lapel, it just seems bulge-ier if that makes any sense. Though now I see that this may in part be a product of the lapel width.

          Compare it to this:

          Or if we're talking old tweeds: http://brokeandbespoke.tumblr.com/image/65545359522

          There's just a cleaner/more straight line from above the buttoning point to the lapel point that I think is more flattering and perhaps more timeless (though such words are thrown around too casually these days).

          That's not to say you couldn't wear the jacket you picked out if it works for your body type.

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          • #6
            Ah, I see. Do you think that lapel could be tailored to have a straighter line?

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            • #7
              Doubtful and also not worth the money if it is. There are tons of similar jackets on ebay.

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              • #8
                Bummer. I really liked the color and pattern on this one and the price was certainly right for a wool tweed blazer...

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                • #9
                  Keep looking, I assure you that you'll find another. eBayed a nice light brown half-lined herringbone tweed a couple weeks ago for $10 + shipping. You'll get yours.

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                  • #10
                    Lucky. I've been looking for about a month with no success. I think my size (36) is the limiting factor.

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                    • #11
                      Yikes. Looks like pretty slim pickings for you :| If you know your measurements consider expanding your search to 37 and maybe size 38, as some sellers post measurements and you may find something in a larger marked size that fits you, though I know that's doubtful when you're looking for sz 36 measurements.

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                      • #12
                        Honestly, I don't see what's the issue with the curved lapels on that jacket you linked. Looks perfectly fine to me. I'd wear it. (Assuming it fit.)
                        Ben

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                        • #13
                          i agree w/ lbd. i would rock that blazer proudly.

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                          • #14
                            I would also, I like it.

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                            • #15
                              There's also these two...

                              http://img2.iwascoding.com/0/2013/11...D6E8D84933.jpg I was nervous because it was listed as 38, but has the same measurements as the 36 in the initial post.

                              http://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/th...0350.JPG/520/0 and this one looks like a burlap sack, but I'm not sure if that's a function of the mannequin.
                              Last edited by elduderino260; November 17th, 2013, 01:00 AM.

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