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3-piece suit, yay or nay?

post #1 of 14
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Hello ladies and gents, I'm a newbie to this forum here. This summer I'm going to attend 2 weddings for my cousins and I still have not decided whether or not to wear a 3-piece suit. It's gonna be a light grey 3-piece. I plan to wear it with either a blue shirt or pink shirt and brown shoes. Not sure about pocket square/tie bar yet since I might have to wear a flower-lapel thing because I'm a relative. Question is, should I leave the waistcoat at home or rock it to the events?  
PS: Something like this 
http://www.styleforum.net/t/230201/in-praise-of-gray-spin-off with this shade of brown for shoes http://i.ebayimg.com/t/STACEY-ADAMS-MENS-SHOE-SANDALS-RIVIERA-BEIGE-/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/bcMAAOxyyF5RWKIE/$T2eC16R,!ysE9sy0iHMzBRWKIEhbfw~~60_57.JPG and this tie http://www.vmclothing.co.uk/designer-clothing-store/silk-navy-polka-dot-tielg.jpg
Here is the suit 

 


Edited by n2da2nd - 5/21/13 at 5:24pm
post #2 of 14
Welcome to SF. A 3 piece suit can be extremely elegant but keep in mind the weather during the summer. If the wedding is indoors and climate controlled, you will probably be fine. If it's an outdoor wedding, I'd look closely at the weather forecast. Also keep in mind your propensity to sweat or get warm in clothing during the summer. If you don't get too warm or sweat easily, the vest is fine. People will notice profuse sweating before you get any bonus points for wearing the three piece suit.

Oh, and that shade of shoes is fine for a summer wedding (I prefer black in the evening but that's just me), but the shoes themselves are hideous. Standard oxfords would be much better (I realize you were posting them to show the shade but want to be sure).
post #3 of 14
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It's gonna be indoor/AC and will be held in California this June, the shade is for reference only (I agree the shoes are not my taste.) I've been in Miami for so long, so I do not know much about weather in the West Coast during summer. I bet it's better than Miami, heat-wise lol8[1].gif What are you guys' opinion about plaid shirt and grey suit? Sorry for asking so many questions lookaround.gif


Edited by n2da2nd - 5/21/13 at 5:27pm
post #4 of 14
Define plaid. There are all sorts of lovely check patterns that go fine with a suit, but if you're thinking of one of those super loud plaids, then absolutely not. I prefer more subtle patterns, though I could see something like these work:

http://www.ctshirts.com/men's-shirts/men's-dress-shirts/Sky-gingham-non--iron-extra-slim-fit-shirt?q=usddefault||RK035SKY|||||1862,||16,|33,|||||&ppp=72

http://www.ctshirts.com/men's-shirts/men's-dress-shirts/Sky-Prince-of-Wales-check-extra-slim-fit-shirt?q=usddefault||RD034SKY|||||1862,||16,|33,|||||&ppp=72

http://www.ctshirts.com/men's-shirts/men's-dress-shirts/Blue-Prince-of-Wales-check-extra-slim-fit-shirt?q=usddefault||RD030BLU|||||1862,||16,|33,|||||&ppp=72

These probably can work, though I find that often the boring old solid just looks more elegant. YMMV.
post #5 of 14
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Does this consider loud?

post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by n2da2nd View Post

Does this consider loud?


Yes and totally unsuitable for a wedding.
post #7 of 14
Stick with your 1st picture for shirt & tie.

Dark brown shoes are better IMO.
post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by GBR View Post

Yes and totally unsuitable for a wedding.

Why would you want to wear plaid at a wedding. It's meant for casual events or the mall. Stick with a suit.
post #9 of 14

Assuming that it's not too hot, a 3-piece suit can be a good choice. If it's too hot, just don't wear the vest. Considering the limitations from those pictures, the suit doesn't look bad. Don't wear that plaid shirt. Where what's in your first picture or something similar to it.

post #10 of 14
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Why would you want to wear plaid at a wedding. It's meant for casual events or the mall. Stick with a suit.

First time attending wedding, so I'm clueless about that. Of course, I am going to wear a suit.

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Originally Posted by VinnyMac View Post

Assuming that it's not too hot, a 3-piece suit can be a good choice. If it's too hot, just don't wear the vest. Considering the limitations from those pictures, the suit doesn't look bad. Don't wear that plaid shirt. Where what's in your first picture or something similar to it.

So far, the 1st pic is what I am going to wear for the wedding. Can I wear a ps with the assemble? What other options for ps y'all recommend?

post #11 of 14
Yes you can wear a pocket square. White linen would look very elegant and is always acceptable.
post #12 of 14
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Yes you can wear a pocket square. White linen would look very elegant and is always acceptable.

 

Beside that, any other color for ps? Should I match it with my shirt (pink)?

post #13 of 14
I wouldn't try to directly match it to anything. It's far better to find something that is complimentary to your outfit. It's really tough to summarize what you should look for in a non-white square (there's a decent chance it will not be a pure solid which makes this harder), but this thread is actually pretty good if you have a bit of time. Definitely better than anything I've come up with.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/310176/squarefail-or-the-most-common-reason-why-you-look-like-hell
post #14 of 14
Thread Starter 
Yeah I have heard about the matching-ps-and-tie-no-no memo lol
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