Common Tuxedo Lapel Styles

What are the most common lapel styles available with tuxedos?

The majority of tuxedos are designed using one of three main lapel styles: Notch, Peak and Shawl. Choosing the lapel style that is right for you is merely a matter of taste!

Notch Lapel

Peak Lapel

Shawl Lapel

A triangular indentation is cut where the lapel joins the collar

The Calvin Klein Radnor is an example of a satin notch lapel:

A broad V-shaped lapel that points up and out just below the collar line

The Lauren Ralph Lauren Saville features peak lapels tailored in fine satin:

A smooth, rounded-edge lapel shape

A sample of a classic shawl lapel design is found on the Stephen Geoffrey Cyprus:

In addition, some of our more contemporary and fashion-forward styles will go one step further when it comes to lapel design... hints of a basic lapel are still present in some of these styles, but there's usually a little twist added to the shape and fabric.