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3-piece suit recommondations

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Hello Ladies and Gents,

 

I'm a newbie here so I'd appreciate all the support I can get.

 

I am attending a wedding in a few weeks. I have always liked 3-piece suits as I think it screams elegance, class and style. I bought my navy blue 3 piece. I want recommendations on the shirt color, tie (skinny or normal/wide), color of shoes and handkerchief. I browsed around online, I found the typical look (which I don't mind), which is a white shirt and a dark tie (i.e. blue or black) along with a white handkerchief. What others would you recommend?

 

What are the do's and don'ts for a 3-piece? I saw a thread here on this site mentioning not to wear a belt, which I totally disagree to. I think it should be hidden, but not to avoid wearing one. 

 

Also, I want to wear a cuffed shirt. What's the rule on how much to show off the shirt? In this I would most likely have to shorten the sleeves to show off the cuffs, right?

post #2 of 5
Don't wear a belt. I wouldn't wear a belt with any suit.
post #3 of 5

The waistcoat should be long enough to cover the waistband of the trousers, regardless of whether or not you're wearing a belt.

 

Some contemporary cut suits unfortunately don't do this.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #4 of 5

The only difference between a traditionally cut 3-piece suit and a 2-piece suit that matters to your questions about shirts and other accompaniments is that by convention the 3-piece suit is regarded as slightly more formal.  The choice of what goes with it should usually reflect that:  something that might seem inappropriately informal with a 2-piece suit is apt to look even odder with a 3-piece suit.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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The waistcoat should be long enough to cover the waistband of the trousers, regardless of whether or not you're wearing a belt.

 

Some contemporary cut suits unfortunately don't do this.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

 

Agreed. If the trousers of your three-piece suit are of the low-rise crotch-grabbing variety, then better to go with side tabs or braces as the belt will show beneath the vest and look untidy.  But for pants with a normal rise, a belt is fine.

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