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post #1441 of 1529

Hi Fellas,

I've just found this forum while looking for a suit for my wedding.

 

Here's what I have in mind:

 

Light Grey SB 3 piece.

Double vents.

Working cuffs.

Ticket pocket.

 

Suit will be MTM somewhere in Sydney.

Something like this:

 

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Shirt will be white, but not button down like in the pic.

Not yet sure on tie.

 

This will be my first peaked lapel suit :) I feel it is a little more "daring" than the usual notched. And it's just the thing for my wedding.

 

I haven't yet decided if I'll get trousers with belt loops, or go for side tabs, or even suspenders???

 

Alexander McQueen Oxblood shoes: http://www.mrporter.com/product/440855

 

 

 

 

Thoughts?

post #1442 of 1529
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Originally Posted by MrMeanie View Post

This will be my first peaked lapel suit smile.gif I feel it is a little more "daring" than the usual notched. And it's just the thing for my wedding.

I haven't yet decided if I'll get trousers with belt loops, or go for side tabs, or even suspenders???
Tuxedo aside, the suit I had made for my wedding was also my first peak lapel jacket -- and I pull that getup out now for any and every social event I possibly can. You'll love it.

Consider forgoing belt loops on a three-piece. A belt buckle won't look very good bulging out from under the waistcoat.
post #1443 of 1529

@MrMeanie, welcome, and congratulations!

 

On a three piece get suspender buttons, whether or not you have belt loops.  The belt loops will be covered by the waistcoat when you wear it.  Don't wear a belt and the vest together.

 

As to whether to have belt loops at all, here are my thoughts.  One can wear the waist a bit looser with suspenders than with a belt.  So, if you think you will wear it as a two-piece, and stll want the suspenders, do not get belt loops.  If you would wear it with a belt as a two-piece, then get belt loops.

 

When it comes down to details like this, we are talking about any three piece suit, rather than a wedding suit.  Given that, I would certainly look beyond this thread for input, as many people will have something to say on the subject.  Lots of experience, and expertise, dwell here - sometimes in the same person!  Get a wide swathe of opinions, and sort out from that what you think makes the most sense.

post #1444 of 1529
Sometimes today with 3 piece suits they lengthen the waistcoat to make up for the modern style of "hipster" trousers. If you are getting a 3 piece they look best with a shorter waistcoat which means a higher rise trouser which may look less fashionable if worn as a two piece. Just something to consider.
post #1445 of 1529
^ Provided one is wearing a jacket, I think any lack of fashionability that may exist for higher rise trousers would be minimized. People are just going to see an elegant suit.
post #1446 of 1529

Thanks Fellas, some good advice there.

 

I already have another 3 piece, in charcoal, that I also wear as a 2 piece. 

Now I'm thinking about removing the belt loops on that one! Hahaha

 

I do like the idea of NOT having belt loops on the new suit, but I would still want to be able to wear it as a 2 piece.

Maybe side tabs with buttons for suspenders? I know it will be hidden by the jacket, but I'm not really keen on the high rise trousers.

 

It looks like like I have some more reading to do...

post #1447 of 1529
^ If you are going to wear suspenders, you need to have a reasonably high rise trouser. I wear most of my suits with side tabs and have suspender buttons inside just in case (but I also prefer a higher rise trouser). If you don't want belt loops, definitely get side tabs. It can't hurt to have the suspender buttons too, but just be aware that you may not use them if your trouser rise isn't high enough.
post #1448 of 1529
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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

^ If you are going to wear suspenders, you need to have a reasonably high rise trouser. I wear most of my suits with side tabs and have suspender buttons inside just in case (but I also prefer a higher rise trouser). If you don't want belt loops, definitely get side tabs. It can't hurt to have the suspender buttons too, but just be aware that you may not use them if your trouser rise isn't high enough.

 

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Originally Posted by MrMeanie View Post
 

Thanks Fellas, some good advice there.

 

I already have another 3 piece, in charcoal, that I also wear as a 2 piece. 

Now I'm thinking about removing the belt loops on that one! Hahaha

 

I do like the idea of NOT having belt loops on the new suit, but I would still want to be able to wear it as a 2 piece.

Maybe side tabs with buttons for suspenders? I know it will be hidden by the jacket, but I'm not really keen on the high rise trousers.

 

It looks like like I have some more reading to do...

 

High rise means different things to different people.  Most of my trousers are what one might call mid-rise.  They come about an inch, or half inch, below my navel, and I'm definitely happier with them - on two piece suits, and odd trousers, as well!

post #1449 of 1529
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Originally Posted by ImTheGroom View Post


High rise means different things to different people.  Most of my trousers are what one might call mid-rise.  They come about an inch, or half inch, below my navel, and I'm definitely happier with them - on two piece suits, and odd trousers, as well!

I do think it is tough to wear trousers that come more than a half inch below the navel with suspenders. They can certainly be satisfactory and work for the right person, but with suspenders I am more skeptical.
post #1450 of 1529
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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post


I do think it is tough to wear trousers that come more than a half inch below the navel with suspenders. They can certainly be satisfactory and work for the right person, but with suspenders I am more skeptical.

 

I would think it depends on the shape of one's abdomen.  When it comes to lower rise trousers, the more rotund the gentleman, the less viable are suspenders.

post #1451 of 1529
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Originally Posted by ImTheGroom View Post

I would think it depends on the shape of one's abdomen.  When it comes to lower rise trousers, the more rotund the gentleman, the less viable are suspenders.

There's definitely some truth to this. Those who are less rotund can get away with trousers that are not quite high rise and still wear suspenders. If the rise of the trouser is low enough, however, the purpose of suspenders is essentially defeated.
post #1452 of 1529
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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post


There's definitely some truth to this. Those who are less rotund can get away with trousers that are not quite high rise and still wear suspenders. If the rise of the trouser is low enough, however, the purpose of suspenders is essentially defeated.

 

Well, if the purpose is to look good, I agree.  However, if the purpose is only to keep your pants from settling about the ankles, I suppose they're still doing some good, lol.

post #1453 of 1529

So, would low rise trousers with side tabs look OK when worn with a 3 piece?

As the suit will also be worn as a 2 piece, will it look OK when worn with no belt? 

 

I've never worn a suit without a belt before, or any trousers without a belt... 

post #1454 of 1529
Kept it simple. Suit is navy MTM from ProperSuit, tie is J Press burgundy grenadine, shirt is SS double cuff, cufflinks BB sterling knots, shoes black Ferragamo cap toe..

post #1455 of 1529
Excellent! And congrats!
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