Sunday, March 15, 2009

Word of the Day: Lapel

la·pel n.--The folded flaps of cloth on the front of a jacket or coat, and are most commonly found on formal clothing and suit jackets. There are three basic forms of lapels: notched, peaked and shawl.

Notched Lapel
a lapel with a V-shaped indentation

Peaked Lapel
A broader lapel, in a V-shape that points up and out just below the collar.

Shawl Lapel
No change in the lapel from the collar down to the base of the lapel where it forms a continuous curved edge of the lapel.

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