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post #316 of 329
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Originally Posted by MrDaniels View Post

I very rarely like a square cut. On anyone.

Square-cut waistcoats only work when they are double-breasted, IMHO. Like this one from Vox:

Single-breasted waistcoats almost always look better with the "inverted V" cut.
post #317 of 329
I think they definitely would with a classic, conservative business suit. But when one is dealing with this level of high fashion. who can really say?
post #318 of 329
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Originally Posted by Pingson View Post

Square-cut waistcoats only work when they are double-breasted, IMHO. Like this one from Vox:

Single-breasted waistcoats almost always look better with the "inverted V" cut.

Agree. I think the inverted V lengthens the torso. I think that's one of the reasons a 3 piece suit is 'slimming' for the overweight silhouette.
post #319 of 329

Call me heretic, but to me that's a rare miss from Vox. I can't imagine that working even in conservative New England.

post #320 of 329
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Originally Posted by Stugotes View Post

Call me heretic, but to me that's a rare miss from Vox. I can't imagine that working even in conservative New England.

Why?? puzzled.gif
post #321 of 329

It's too costumey for my taste. A "standard" three piece is already going to stand out, I think a double breasted square bottom vest is a bit too much. I could be wrong though, of course, as that kind of vest could be of historic or traditional meaning where Vox lives.

post #322 of 329
Had a suit with a vest like this and it worked well. Wore it so often the wool wore out so I had to retire it. Definitely unique even when I lived in NYC.
post #323 of 329
Look, this is the only concern about wearing anything: Can you pull it off?
post #324 of 329
Too bad the wearer isn't the one who gets to determine that.
post #325 of 329
You can wear what you like when your in charge of course.
post #326 of 329
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Originally Posted by Stugotes View Post
 

It's too costumey for my taste. A "standard" three piece is already going to stand out, I think a double breasted square bottom vest is a bit too much. I could be wrong though, of course, as that kind of vest could be of historic or traditional meaning where Vox lives.

All suits (and clothes as a general matter) are costume. 

 

As I have a very similar custom made suit to the one pictured (double breasted, peaked lapel low-button stance vest with single button peaked lapel jacket) I can tell you the whole point is to stand out. Is it ostentatious? Absolutely. In the last 100 years nobody wore such an outfit other than to be sartorially over-the-top. That said, I have received nothing but accolades when wearing it (and a growing number of requests on how to obtain a similar suit), so don't knock it 'till you try it. :)

post #327 of 329

Vox's 3-piece is beautiful, elegant, highly traditional in many ways, in a very restrained colour, and yet has a touch of the dandy about it in its cut. In other words, it's damn near perfect. Why does it worry some people so much? What's the worst that's going to happen if you wear a suit like this? The tedious, hyper-conservative and narrow-minded wouldn't talk to you, perhaps? That would be a bonus in my book. And in any case, most people would not even notice the DB vest unless the jacket was unbuttoned deliberately to show it, as in the picture.

post #328 of 329
Well, I would not recommend it for a business setting in the majority of cases...but that said, if you can make that look work more power to you.
post #329 of 329

I agree with FlyingMonkey -- the double-breasted vest with a third piece suit is elegant.  I especially like Vox's version.

 

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