Definition: Topstitching (not pick stitching)

There seems to be some confusion about "topstitching" vs "pick stitching".  The photo example here is TOP STITCHING, which is a hard stitch that runs along the lapel, (and along edges of pocket if they are made patch style).  The stitch runs about 1/4" inset from the edge of lapel, and generally looks better on a slightly wider (at least 2.5" wide) lapel.  This style of lapel stitch is NOT the norm, and most suits/jackets ordered will not have this heavier Top Stitching unless they are ordered as a "casual" style jacket with patch pockets.
2014-06-18