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post #211 of 329
Roycru, those suits suits from the 60s have held up nicely. Proof that classic tailoring stands the test of time.
post #212 of 329
They were probably better-made back then? I can't imagine most of today's fused China-made OTR-suits holding up that nicely for >40 years.
post #213 of 329
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They were probably better-made back then? I can't imagine most of today's fused China-made OTR-suits holding up that nicely for >40 years.

A BB MTM (Golden Fleece full canvas) will probably still last that long. Hell, even my cheaper half fused BB suits (from the bad days of Marks & Spencer owned BB) have lasted 20+ years and still look great (and I'll stand by my assertion that the current post Marks and Spencer era BB stuff is much improved quality wise). 

post #214 of 329

I was talking about OTR in general, I don't have any experience with BB stuff.

post #215 of 329
Didn't work my way through the whole thread. Had quite a few as young man, but don't like 'em today. To me they look stuffy, costume-ish and old-mannish (which may sound amusing coming from me). Add a watch chain and you are totally in the realm of retro-costuming in my book.

Perhaps if I lived in a colder clime, I would feel more attracted to the 3-piece. Anyway, just my $.02, and that's about all it's worth.
post #216 of 329
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Originally Posted by JLibourel View Post

Didn't work my way through the whole thread. Had quite a few as young man, but don't like 'em today. To me they look stuffy, costume-ish and old-mannish (which may sound amusing coming from me). Add a watch chain and you are totally in the realm of retro-costuming in my book.

Perhaps if I lived in a colder clime, I would feel more attracted to the 3-piece. Anyway, just my $.02, and that's about all it's worth.

How old are you?

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How old are you?

71
post #218 of 329
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Originally Posted by MisterFu View Post

A BB MTM (Golden Fleece full canvas) will probably still last that long. Hell, even my cheaper half fused BB suits (from the bad days of Marks & Spencer owned BB) have lasted 20+ years and still look great (and I'll stand by my assertion that the current post Marks and Spencer era BB stuff is much improved quality wise). 

BB suits from 20 years ago were better quality than what they offer now, so you probably shouldn't use those for comparison. The products that they sell today (incuding Golden Fleece) are just overpriced and mediocre. People over-estimate the quality because of the name-recognition and history. 

post #219 of 329
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I would disagree. I love 3 piece suits and I am in my 20's. I have at least three 3-piece suits and a variety of odd vests (which I don't wear as often).

It is my case. i use matching vest in order to prevent the tie shows bellow the jacket. and i am young.

post #220 of 329
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It is my case. i use matching vest in order to prevent the tie shows bellow the jacket. and i am young.

 

Well, that's one way to do it, but the obvious way would be to get a jacket that fits / has closed quarters. wink.gif

post #221 of 329

As this picture taken in 1968 shows, some of us have always worn a vest and a pocket watch.  (I've never had a wrist watch.)  Everything (except the Johnston & Murphy shoes) from Brooks Brothers.

post #222 of 329
In the late 70s/ early 80s (the last time that three-piece suits were very common) a lot of guys wore fobs that connected from the vest pocket to a buttonhole just for the "look" of having a pocket watch.
post #223 of 329
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In the late 70s/ early 80s (the last time that three-piece suits were very common) a lot of guys wore fobs that connected from the vest pocket to a buttonhole just for the "look" of having a pocket watch.

I actually saw that nonsense on a cheap vest being advertised somewhere (a fake pocket watch chain) recently. I had no idea they were doing the same thing back then.

 

I wear a pocket watch mainly because wrist watches have always physically bothered me (I don't like having something strapped to my wrist, hell I don't like wearing any kind of jewelry, which annoys my wife as I don't wear my wedding band 80% of the time). I am a little embarrassed to say that I don't even own a wrist watch, only a couple of pocket watches. The watch I wear most has a relatively narrow gold chain so as not to call too much attention to itself. I have seen some hipster types recently wearing pocket watch chains that look like they could hold a boat anchor on the other end.

post #224 of 329
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Originally Posted by Roycru View Post

As this picture taken in 1968 shows, some of us have always worn a vest and a pocket watch.  (I've never had a wrist watch.)  Everything (except the Johnston & Murphy shoes) from Brooks Brothers.

Heh... I wore a navy suit with a linen white vest just the other day - didn't look all that different than what you have on in that picture.

post #225 of 329

Here's a recent picture of Prince Charles wearing a three piece suit, instead of his normal double-breasted:
 

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