Peak Lapel Tuxedo
Tuxedos are the garments that is the obvious go to when it comes to formal events. Be it strictly formal events like black tie events or semi formal ones like weddings men tend to dress up in tuxedos when they want to look dressed up. At first glance, you may find the tuxedos and suits to look the same. But tuxedos aren't any black suits that are to be worn along with a formal bow tie. Also, there are many more options in colors of the tuxedos except the black and white but this black and white is the standard combination for formal events. The major difference between the suits and the tuxedos is the satin incorporation in the lapels of the tuxedo jacket and the satin that runs in stripes along the sides of the tuxedo trousers. Also, the tuxedos tend to have silk covered buttons instead of the normal ones like in suits.
Therefore, the lapels of the tuxedo are one of the major identifying feature of the garment. There are various styles in these lapels that you can choose from. The tuxedos mostly come with two variety of lapels - peak lapel tuxedo and shawl collared tuxedo. Notch lapel tuxedo are also available, but they are not much used. The lapel of the tuxedo are very important and creates a great impression on the whole outfit.
For people who don't know what we are talking about lapels mean the two flaps of fabric that you find below the collar of any jacket or coat. They are in the direct line sight and this is why it is important that we put some thought in styling it right. Now as we said before there are two prominent style in the tuxedo lapels and you need to know the basics to get the style right.
Peak lapel tuxedo are considered to be the most formal option of all the lapel styles. Peak lapel tuxedos have a lapel that juts out at an angle which extends sideways beyond the collar. This creates a shape like peak and hence they are called as peak lapels. In the peak lapel tuxedos the edges of the lapels are pointing upwards and thus the lapels emphasize on the width of the shoulders since they lead the eye to go out and up. The illusion of broad shoulders also results in the narrowing look of the waist. Thus, the peak lapel tuxedos create an instant look of formality and authority. The width of the lapels in the peak lapel tuxedos matter the most and select them according to the shoulder width. They shouldn't be too wide or too narrow. The best measurement is to go with three and a half to four and half inches on the lapels of the peak lapel tuxedo.
You can see the peak lapel on any kind of formal outfits like tailcoats, tuxedos and morning coats. They are also available in single breasted and double breasted suits but look better on double breasted style since they look more formal. Peak lapels are always the best when it comes to formal wear and business wear and should be avoided for casual wears. As for the best look of the peak lapel tuxedo or the peak lapel suit you need to get the angle of the peak right. It is important that you check the angle of the lapel on the peak lapel tuxedo before buying since the tailors always find it difficult to adjust the angle when altering.
Another added advantage with the peak lapel tuxedos and peak lapel suits is that they make you look taller and slimmer when compared to the other choices. This makes the peak lapel tuxedos the best choice for the shorter men and men who are on the larger side. As for the tall guys it is best to avoid the peak lapel tuxedo or peak lapel suit since they make you look taller more than you already are.
As for the shawl collared tuxedo it is the less formal option when compared with peak lapel tuxedo. They are the best when you want a slightly casual and fun look. Black peak lapel tuxedo is the best option for the formal wear but the black shawl collared tuxedo is a look that you can wear to fun events like the award shows and the weddings. You can go with black shawl collared tuxedo or black peak lapel tuxedo for the black tie events but it is never considered appropriate to go in notch lapel tuxedo and also they are very rare to find.
Now when it comes to peak lapel tuxedos which are the events that require you to be in this style? Whenever you see the word black tie in any invitation you will have to go with black peak lapel tuxedo look. You can also go with the peak lapel tuxedo look when the invitation of the event mentions cocktail attire and semi formal attire. Along with these options you can wear a peak lapel tuxedo whenever you need to feel confident. As for the weddings most of the people tend to go with shawl collared tuxedos since they are more flashy when compared with peak lapel tuxedos. But if you want to look sharp and dressed up without standing out too much you can go with peak lapel tuxedo.
As we mentioned before black peak lapel tuxedo is the best option out there for formal events. But you can also go with peak lapel tuxedos that have a different color for the lapels alone. These peak lapel tuxedo jackets have one color but have the peak lapel in another contrasting color. There are a lot of styles in peak lapel tuxedos like two button peak lapel tuxedos, wool fabric peak lapel tuxedo, double breasted peak lapel tuxedo, luxurious peak lapel tuxedo, regular fit peak lapel tuxedo, super 120s peak lapel tuxedo, denim cotton peak lapel tuxedo, trimmed peak lapel tuxedo and many more styles.