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post #136 of 329

There's a similar thread to this, but while I do own a couple of three piece suits, I rarely wear them. But it can get uncomfortable and warm!

post #137 of 329
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Originally Posted by pseudonym View Post

Can the "add a waistcoat" to your typical suit work?

You can add a contrasting odd waistcoat, but don't try to match a similar colour waistcoat that wasn't purchased as part of a 3-piece. It must either be the exact same fabric, or a contrasting fabric.
post #138 of 329
I reckon it's tough to do it now in the upper hemisphere, although I do see a few blokes with them during June-August but it's great to have one during the Spring or Autumn timeframe.

Given modern climate control, I've never found a waistcoast to be too warm. In fact, it's quite a blessing to keep the rumpled dress shirt in check and I find it straightens up my posture.
post #139 of 329

Mostly celebrities wear the 3-piece nowadays.

post #140 of 329
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Originally Posted by guymac12 View Post

Mostly celebrities wear the 3-piece nowadays.

Not sure the fashion trend across the pond but there has been a recent trend here. I think a third of my suits are 3-pieces. Do I wear the waistcoat all the time? No. Do I wear it when I haven't ironed my shirts? Yes. shog[1].gif

It's a matter of personal taste but it also works with certain body types and not a "fit all" combination.
post #141 of 329
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Not sure the fashion trend across the pond but there has been a recent trend here. I think a third of my suits are 3-pieces. Do I wear the waistcoat all the time? No. Do I wear it when I haven't ironed my shirts? Yes. shog[1].gif
It's a matter of personal taste but it also works with certain body types and not a "fit all" combination.


A matter of personal taste - you're right on that one.

post #142 of 329

I don't own any 3ps yet but I do plan on buying a nice grey one for winter.

post #143 of 329
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Mostly celebrities wear the 3-piece nowadays.

Celebrities can wear anything or nearly anything in some cases..
post #144 of 329
Celebs seem to be keen which is then appropriated by the footballers which is then ruined by the chavs.
post #145 of 329

I own 4 3 piece suits and must say I like how I feel in them, and yes I am 25 years old. I feel very confident and powerful while wearing them. I work in a corporate setting and get a lot of compliments when I wear them, especially with a pocket square. 

post #146 of 329

I am younger and like 3 piece suits. I would like more 3 pieces but at $400 more per suit for a vest it is hard to justify. Hopefully it will come back big and stay that way for a while.

post #147 of 329

I own a few 3 piece suits. Honestly, I wear the vests more with mixed pants and jackets than I do with the actual suits that they came with. There aren't too many situations in my life where I'd feel like a full 3-piece was the way to go. IMO, they usually look best with the jacket undone, but I don't walk around that way much.


Edited by VinnyMac - 12/2/12 at 4:05pm
post #148 of 329
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Originally Posted by suits123 View Post

I am younger and like 3 piece suits. I would like more 3 pieces but at $400 more per suit for a vest it is hard to justify. Hopefully it will come back big and stay that way for a while.

$400 for a vest?

post #149 of 329
Lately I have decided not to buy any more suits that aren't either DB or 3-piece. I just prefer the look and don't care that much if it is a bit more formal.
post #150 of 329
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$400 for a vest?

From my tailor yeah. May be a little less depending on the fabric.
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