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Demise of 3 roll 3 suits

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by sho'nuff, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Senior member

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    Is this the correct term for the 3 button suit where the lapel stops at the top button? this style was so popular several years back with the 2 button and the 3 roll 2 being a bit more dated looking. the 3 button roll 3 was known to be more modern and lifts the chest up.

    but now i see a prevalence of 2 button and 3 roll 2 and the look has a graceful and understated look. and is infused into the fashion world as well.

    when i see a 3 button to roll 3 suit now all i can think of is macy's kenneth cole, ted baker Endurance, and hugo boss.

    should we still keep those styled suits in our closet , perhaps the style will cyclically return again into fashion?
     
  2. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    They suck, good riddance.
     
  3. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    They suck, good riddance.

    +1
     
  4. antirabbit

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    They suck, good riddance.

    you said it
     
  5. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    A 3 soft roll to 3 is iconic, and if not fashionable, so much the better.

    The kind of 3 button where pressing machines hammered and tonged a severe crease into the top button, well, that always was f*cked.

    - B
     
  6. AndrewRogers

    AndrewRogers Senior member

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    I'd be happy, too, but it won't happen :-(
     
  7. Bhowie

    Bhowie Senior member

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  8. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Senior member

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    So, can this be rolled to a 3/2.5? Or do I trash it? [​IMG]
     
  9. Faded501s

    Faded501s Senior member

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    ^^^looks good to me but then again I always thought the 3/3 was classic, just not so good for shorter fellows like myself.
     
  10. Tarmac

    Tarmac Senior member

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    2 or 3 buttons will always be classic. Its like a captoe vs a wingtip. Even if tastes phase in and out, I don't see jackets with 3 buttons ever going extinct.

    That said, there were way too many suits circa 1999 with the Steve Harvey crease

    [​IMG]

    look at his poor kid, his dad made him wear that.
     
  11. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Senior member

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    2 or 3 buttons will always be classic. Its like a captoe vs a wingtip. Even if tastes phase in and out, I don't see jackets with 3 buttons ever going extinct.

    That said, there were way too many suits circa 1999 with the Steve Harvey crease

    [​IMG]

    look at his poor kid, his dad made him wear that.


    LOL @ translating baggy jeans to baggy suit pants. It doesn't work.
     
  12. scruff

    scruff Senior member

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    So, can this be rolled to a 3/2.5? Or do I trash it?

    [​IMG]


    Are those RL logos on your tie =\\
     
  13. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Senior member

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    Are those RL logos on your tie =\\
    Love it or hate it, bud, they are indeed RL logos.
     
  14. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    Could you post a pic of this Vox?

    [​IMG]


    - B
     
  15. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Senior member

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    ^ now that actually looks nice.
     
  16. Spatlese

    Spatlese Senior member

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    And what of 4 roll 4's? What??
     
  17. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Senior member

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    And what of 4 roll 4's? What??

    that's for nba and football players. not a good lookc
     
  18. embowafa

    embowafa Senior member

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    that's for nba and football players. not a good lookc

    not always a bad look....depends on how you wear it. I certainly couldn't/wouldn't pull it off, but that's not to say it can't be done...

    http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...ostcount=35758
     
  19. Bhowie

    Bhowie Senior member

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    The only 3/3's I've seen that look good on normal people always have the top unbuttoned.

    Thanks, Vox.
     
  20. texas_jack

    texas_jack Senior member

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    I have no problem with them. I've seen some vintage suit that are true 3 button and I think they look cool.
     

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