To the uninitiated, the shape of a suit jacket’s lapels may seem like a trivial detail. In reality, however, lapels play a vital role in defining a suit’s aesthetic and function. As such, when you are having a bespoke suit made, it is crucial to select the right style of lapel. Luckily, here at Fielding and Nicholson, we pride ourselves on our comprehensive understanding of suits. We don’t just know how to tailor them; we also understand the customs and aesthetic philosophies around them.
We even recognise the significance of lapel styles, which is why we’d like to dedicate this blog entry to helping you pick the perfect one for your next outfit. You have three options at your disposal: notch lapels, peak lapels and shawl lapels. Each gives your suit a different look and is suitable for different occasions. Notch lapels are the most common. They are simple, versatile and functional.
A suit with notch lapels can be worn almost anywhere, from the office to luxurious galas. Notch lapels lend your suit an uncomplicated, professional air. If you’re a busy executive who needs a reliable, all-purpose suit for every occasion, we recommend opting for notch lapels.
Peak lapels, in contrast, are far more exclusive and formal. They are usually incorporated into suits that will be worn at very important functions. These occasions can be personal (such as weddings) or corporate (such as major executive meetings). The sharp, angular appearance of these lapels enables them to project a sense of undeniable power and confidence. If you are instrumental in running a company and need a suit that says “I’m the boss”, we think peak lapels would suit you perfectly. You may also wish to consider them if you are having a bespoke suit made for a specific important occasion.
Finally, shawl lapels have a playful, rounded appearance. They are traditionally used on suits that will be worn in the evening to attend fun, high-end occasions, such as galas, dances and (occasionally) award ceremonies. If you need a suit that enables you to look elegant and classy while having a good time, we suggest incorporating shawl lapels into its design.Lapels are one of the most deceptively important aspects of a suit. Luckily, we can create whichever style you need. Wherever you plan on wearing your suit, all you need to do is pick the perfect lapel: we can tailor it for you.
There is an impressive breadth of ways in which a suit can be accessorised; however, accessories aren't always suitable on all occasions where wearing a suit would be. You could make a major faux pas if you fail to heed this advice; therefore, it's worth educating yourself about what is appropriate and when. With the following tips, you can make the right impression in key situations.
Winter can be a testing season - not least as there can often be ice to scrape off the car, train cancellations due to brutal weather, and much greater difficulty in keeping warm. However, for this time of year, finding attire that keeps the cold at bay while still looking smart does not necessarily have to be arduous.
Here are three particular style elements that can prove especially effective during those colder months and, here at Fielding & Nicholson, we can put into clothing for you.
Besides being a good sales tactic(!) there is a very good reason for buying an extra pair of trousers when you purchase your bespoke suit.
Want to look your best this winter? Then read on to discover our top tips for men’s wear style this autumn/winter season. It’s all about the fabric and the cut, so it’s time to get your wardrobe in order.
Want to step out in style? Then step into our new showroom in Shoreditch. We’re pleased to announce that our new showroom has opened for business.
If you’ve been disappointed with the cut, fit or quality of the suits you’ve purchased in the past, then make your way to Fielding and Nicholson. Step through our doors, and you’ll find a range of handmade off the peg suits, a fitting room, our cutting table and a plethora of fabrics from which to choose a custom made suit. Our skilled tailoring team will also be on hand to assist you.