Lapels

Some articles on lapel, lapels:

Single-breasted
... or three buttons (jackets with one or four buttons exist, but are not common), and a notch lapel ... However, from the 1930s onwards, peaked lapels, often on a single button jacket, have been variably in fashion ... The width of the lapels is one of the most changeable aspects of the jacket, and narrow peak lapels on single-breasted jackets became popular during the 2000s ...
Jacket Lapel - Origin
... The usual style of lapel (the notched lapel) originated in older types of jacket or coat that buttoned to the neck, by unbuttoning and turning back the upper part of the closure ... bad weather in a lapelled jacket and nothing over it, its wearer may unfold the lapels and hold them that way to temporarily reproduce the ancestral to-the-neck closure ... like the frock was succeeded by long lapels folded down to below the waist (fashionably tightly nipped in) ...
1850s In Fashion - Men's Fashion - Style Gallery
... His coat has wide lapels and a contrasting (perhaps velvet) collar ... His contrasting waistcoat has lapels ... Liberian politician Edward James Roye wears a frock coat with a wide collar and lapels over a waistcoat with lapels and eight buttons ...
Jacket Lapel
... Jacket lapels are 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 lapels, the most common, are usually seen on business suits ...
Morning Dress - History
... it was regarded as a more casual coat, it was common to see it made with step collars (notched lapels in American English), but as it took over from the frock coat in formality it ...