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Hello. I have seen single breasted jackets with peak lapels, and as I was looking closely I noticed several stitches of thread connecting the inner part of the peak to the collar. This could conceivably serve to keep the lapel from "flopping around." But my question is:

Is this normal for peak lapels? Is this a sort of basting stitch that should or could be removed? I don't seem to remember noticing this before.

Thanks for any help that you can provide.
 

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Hello. I have seen single breasted jackets with peak lapels, and as I was looking closely I noticed several stitches of thread connecting the inner part of the peak to the collar. This could conceivably serve to keep the lapel from "flopping around." But my question is:

Is this normal for peak lapels? Is this a sort of basting stitch that should or could be removed? I don't seem to remember noticing this before.

Thanks for any help that you can provide.
It's quite common for tailors to do this, for the reason you suggested.

Edwin DeBoise

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Great. Thank you very much for the quick response! So I take it then, that there is no reason to remove these stitches?
 

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Perfectly normal to have these stitches there. Mind you, I'm not sure how effective they actually are in practice - I have one Brioni suit where they've come undone on one lapel but are still present on the other side and I can't see any difference in how the peaks "hang".

Still though, their presence is a perfectly acceptable variant.
 
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