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Look of the Year – The Savoy Marine Blue Glen Plaid Custom Suit

It’s that time of year again here at Black Lapel—time to pick a winner. It’s not something we like to do, and looking back over the past year and picking a winner is even harder to do this year than in previous years. Why? Because we had three collections, instead of the usual two, to look back upon.

Before we get into the specifics of why the Savoy Marine Blue Glen Plaid Custom Suit was chosen as the Look of the Year, let’s recap other suiting highlights.

In close second we have the Tobacco Brown Linen Blend Suit. We literally wrote an entire story about how much we love this fabric, so we say “close second” very meaningfully here. Our second runner-up is the Gray Windowpane Shadow Check Custom Suit because it’s just so damn cool and monochromatic.

And now, the Look of the Year…
The Savoy Line Marine Blue Glen Plaid Custom Suit.


Beauty was at the top of our minds when we first chose this fabric. When we made the first one into a suit we knew we had a winner. Its deep marine blue color is embedded into the subtle variations of the glen plaid pattern. This suit drapes to perfection for a sophisticated look in a staple color and pattern.

& Brains

The brains behind this suit, aka it’s construction, are worthy of the Look of the Year title. The Marine Blue Glen Plaid Suit is made of super 150s fabric milled in Italy. It’s final 2-ply construction by Vitale Barberis Canonico weavers gives it the strength to withstand the kind of regular wear you’ll want to put this suit through. The finishing touches? Well, that’s up to you. Your own custom styling.

beauty brains

Runners Up

2nd Place

The Tobacco Brown Linen Blend Custom Suit

Tobacco Brown Linen Blend Custom Suit

3rd place

The Gray Windowpane Shadow Check Custom Suit

Gray Windowpane Shadow Check Custom Suit

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4 thoughts on “Look of the Year – The Savoy Marine Blue Glen Plaid Custom Suit”

  1. rd says:

    Its the collar, wide spread is off.

    Should be classic or semi spread, with a nice high commanding 3.5″ height as the models neck is long narrow and his head is too big for a spread.

    The Blue color is wrong for his coloring- put mr. 3rd place in the first place suit and the mr.1 with the gray hair in the gray suit.

    Shoulders are perfect. Is the photographer Norwegian? the lighting and look screams norway.

    1. Black Lapel says:

      Thanks for the thoughtful critique, rd.

      As for the photos, they were taken in our hometown of New York City.

  2. Patrick says:

    Beautiful suit but needs a stronger shirt something with more pop.

    1. Black Lapel says:

      Glad you dig the suit, Patrick.

      On the styling, you could always SHOW us what you mean by getting one of these suits and pairing with a shirt with more pop and entering your pics into the #SuitCity competition. Whaddaya say?

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