Sunday, July 13, 2008
What is a Tautz lapel?
The Tautz lapel, or rather the Tautz collar, worn by author Gay Talese in the photo, is a jacket collar with a notch that is parallel to the ground. It was a specialty of the Savile Row tailoring firm of E. Tautz & Sons, long since absorbed into Norton & Sons. In its heyday, Tautz made for some of the world's best dressed men.