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Suits: How To Tell The Difference

After a couple makes the most important decision of their lives, and they choose to settle down with each other in Los Angeles forever, they are faced with a new list of decisions to make.

Among the many difficult decisions that are made for a wedding, one of the most puzzling and important decisions men have to make is selecting a wedding suit in Los Angeles.

For those who are new to buying suits, everything might look exactly the same at the men's formalwear stores, save a difference in colors. However, this is far from reality.

The distinctive factor across most suits is their lapel. The lapel is the part that can be considered the collar. Suits don't really have collars but rather they have lapels, which are the stretch of fabric that extends across the suit from the waistline.

There are three types of lapels:

● Notch

● Peaked

● Shawl

The three styles are pretty distinctive and all three styles offer a formal and professional look. The Notch lapel is the most common and the shawl lapel is the one found in most tuxedos.

Apart from a difference in the lapel, what are the different types of suits available in the market for men to wear at all and every fancy occasion?

There are three distinct types of suits that can be purchased:


Tuxedos are the most distinct and timeless definition of male elegance and authority combined together on the market. Tuxedos are almost always worn in the evening and only at very formal and high-class gatherings.

2. Two-Piece Suits

Two-piece suits are the most common suits worn by the public and are commonly available with all forms of lapels. Two-piece suits, exactly as their name entails, consists of two pieces: a jacket and a pair of pants.

3. Three-Piece Suits

Three-piece suits contain a jacket and pants like a two-piece suit, but they also come with an additional vest. Three-piece suits are considered more formal then two-piece suits.

When shopping for a wedding suit in Los Angeles, one has many types of styles to choose from, that go beyond the color of the jacket. A person should consider which style they prefer; tuxedo, two-piece, or three-piece.

After considering the style of the suit, a person should take the lapel into consideration as well. Last but definitely not least, the color and fabric should be examined and selected according to the look that one is aiming for.

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