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3pc suit w/o tie

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Britalian, Sep 12, 2007.

  1. Britalian

    Britalian Senior member

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    As Autumn rolls in I feel drawn to wearing a medium weight sb charcoal or d. brown 3pc with a solid shirt and fairly plain fronted shoes. As I'm not required to wear a tie, I won't. Kind of semi-informal . Does anyone wear this set up and what colours do you combine? Any action pics welcomed.
     
  2. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    The tie just finishes it off, vest + jacket - tie = not a good look.

    Jon.
     
  3. dokelroth

    dokelroth Senior member

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    I think the look can be good, but it is one for the man of true style and not for just anybody.
     
  4. Edward Appleby

    Edward Appleby Senior member

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    I seem trecall seeing one or another Edwardian Briton pulling this off in a photograph, but it very often looks wrong.
     
  5. grimslade

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    Looks better with a tie.
     
  6. magnus_h

    magnus_h Senior member

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    It would be nice to see some pics.

    Regular 2 piece suit without a tie I can see (and I like it, since I'm young [​IMG]) but I have a hard time picturing a 3 piece without tie.
     
  7. tiecollector

    tiecollector Senior member

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    Seems kinda disco to me. Maybe wear a modern tie.
     
  8. Britalian

    Britalian Senior member

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    I agree that it looks better with a tie but I could it wear w/o tie and feel as comfortable as if I were wearing a much more casual outfit. Fact is over a longer period of time - more than 3 or 4 hours - I feel constricted/slightly uncomfortable (physically and psychologically) wearing a tie unless at a formal event, wedding etc.
    Maybe a pkt square wouldn't go amiss.
     
  9. Hard2Fit

    Hard2Fit Senior member

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    Looks better with a tie.

    . . . +1
     
  10. lawyerdad

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    I think the look can be good, but it is one for the man of true style and not for just anybody.

    If People magazine is the Bible of "style", I agree.
     
  11. GBR

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    A tie is essential with a three piece and indeed a double breasted coat.
    A single breasted coat (no waistcoat) has a blend of informality which can be coupled with the tie less look.
     
  12. ComboOrgan

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    I've tried the look with a light gray 3-piece and several different shirts. Looked too "disco" every time. I couldn't bring myself to leave the house without a tie.
     
  13. Holdfast

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    Maybe with an ascot... or a thin knotted silk scarf... or something to pull the eye up from the waistcoat.

    Just not a medallion, please... [​IMG]
     
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    HomerJ Senior member

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    Seems kinda disco to me. Maybe wear a modern tie.

    I agree, Disco.
     
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  16. Sator

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    Why just stop at the tie? Why not go barefooted too?
     
  17. Matt

    Matt Senior member

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    to me that falls into the category of 'some dudes could probably pull it off'

    I am not such a dude. Sinatra was. Maybe.

    I suppose it wouldnt look out of place at your 5am nightcap bar when you are tastefully disheveled and reflecting upon the evening's preceding frivolities...short of that, not recommended.

    If your lifestyle regularly involves such frivolities, I would like to extend an invitation to you to post more frequently in my rolling thread.
     
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    Wearing a 3 piece suit without a tie seems unfinished. I wouldn't do it.
     
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