Notch and Peak Lapels

The notch lapel has a separation between the collar and lapel, usually at least 45 degrees.  You will see this lapel most often on suits and sportcoats.

The lapel in the peak lapel rises up and above the collar tip.  This lapel is seen on double breasted coats, but we are seeing them on two button side vented suits now.

Notch Lapel

Notch Lapel

Peak Lapel

Peak Lapel