About Peak Lapel Tuxedos
It is doubtful that there is a more important part of a gentleman’s tuxedo than the jacket. A key component of any tuxedo jacket is the cut as well as the fabric that is used to craft the garment. However, just as important as those things are, the style and shape of the lapel are equally as important. The shawl, the notched and the peak are three basic lapel styles that you can choose from. The notched and the peak style lapel are the most often seen on tuxedos and men’s formal wear.
The peak collar style is a conventional and more conservative choice in tuxedo collar style while shawl collar tuxedos offer a bolder, more fashion-forward look. The peak lapel, which has a much more pronounced point than the notched lapel, can range from standard to wide widths.
The wide width peak lapel looks especially sharp on a double-breasted tuxedo. You will often see gentlemen donning peak lapel tuxedo jackets for highly formal events such as weddings as well as proms, and business functions like holiday parties or award banquets.