The lapel size on your suit matters because it describes different things.
A wider lapel size projects a dressier look for a more elegant appearance and it is a better look when wearing a tie.
A narrower lapel provides a less serious expression, it’s more casual, and in certain garments, projects a younger look and it’s not as sophisticated of a look as a wider lapel.
Both have amazing features, and both have their own place in your wardrobe, but each says something different to your audience and don’t think they don’t.
In 2024, the wider lapel has become the style of the day. To be perfectly honest, neither one ever really goes out of style. However; it’s important to remember that it can change the message when suiting up.
Lastly, there is comfort. This is a must. You don’t need to be saying, “look at my body in my suit”. The world doesn’t need to be looking at your body through the cloth of a suit. You’re not going to the gym. Your suit should be framed by the words fashionable and comfortable. Don’t try so hard to wear that fitted suit, it sends the wrong message.
If you can balance fashion and comfort in your next suit, you will have the right modern suit for 2024.