3pc suit w/o tie

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  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.
     


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    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

    grimslade Senior member

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    Looks better with a tie.
     


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    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

    lawyerdad 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.

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


  11. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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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.
     


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    ComboOrgan Senior member

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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

    Holdfast Senior member

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

    I agree, Disco.
     


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    SoCal2NYC Fashion Hayzus

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