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xistel

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Hey,

I've recently gained interest in style and decided to buy a suit. I am very interested in getting a 3 piece suit, black, italian cut.

My question is, is it OK to buy a 2 piece suit and get the vest after? or does it have to be a specific kind of suit?

Also, the suit I'm eyeing is a black suit with skinny tie. is this OK for weddings and such? is it better to use the 3 piece or the 2 piece to a wedding?

Considering the suit is black, should I get black shoes or brown?

As seen here, this is the type of suit i'm expect to have.

Thanks
 

GBear

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Black suits get a lot of flack on these forums. And brown shoes with a black suit. Really!?
 

xistel

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Thanks for the answer. Yeah, I'm not seeing the brown with the black either.

If you can, help me out with my other questions!

Thanks
 

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Get it in a dark charcoal color. Much more versatile than black, perfect for a wedding. Wear it with a skinny tie if you want, but it will look odd with a 3 piece and will be out of style soon anyway.

Get black rounded cap toe shoes. Some browns can go with some charcoals, but it's better left to the experts.

Get the three piece all at once. You can't add it later... it will never match the original fabric and will be obvious.
 

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if you want a 3 piece, get it all at once. My advice is to stick with a regular 2 piece instead unless you can find a great 3 piece where the main 2 still fit as well and the vest is just a bonus. otherwise you're severly limiting yourself. also, keep in mind that 3 pieces is a micro fad that will be 'out' soon enough and skinny ties and narrow lapels will sort of go out of style within the next few (5-7?) years anyway so take it easy there.

PS - what you've become interested in is FASHION, not style. Style means you wear whatever YOU want and you make your own look instead of buying into what everyone else tells you to or what's hot this minute.

good luck.
 

Trompe le Monde

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try putting your question in the title. the character limit is generous
 

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Would not wear a black suit to a wedding, oh, and I would not buy a black suit.

Don't understand how you can buy 2 pieces now and buy the vest later?? If you are having it made you risk the cloth being sold out or the color being off if it cut from another piece.
 

dasai

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Originally Posted by Master-Classter
if you want a 3 piece, get it all at once. My advice is to stick with a regular 2 piece instead unless you can find a great 3 piece where the main 2 still fit as well and the vest is just a bonus. otherwise you're severly limiting yourself. also, keep in mind that 3 pieces is a micro fad that will be 'out' soon enough and skinny ties and narrow lapels will sort of go out of style within the next few (5-7?) years anyway so take it easy there.
Narrow lapels and ties I'll agree with, but a three-piece is more versatile than the whims of fashion would have you believe. You don't have to wear the vest, after all. It's best for when you're feeling cold and need another layer up top.
 

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as a proper outfit, sure, in a sense a 3 piece is a 'classic', but if you're not 50 and don't own and wear suits regularly then it's a little costumy. Like i can see some 20-30 year old guy on the cover of GQ rocking it, but showing up at your buddies wedding in a 3P ie either going to make you look swave or just totally out of touch with reality.
just based on where the OP is coming from, he's picturing a black 'italian' 3P suit... that should tell you he's sort of in the middle of nowhere development-wise.
 

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Why do most people believe the narrow lapel and skinny tie look will fade? Is there a chance that particular style will keep going?
 

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Originally Posted by Dinky89484
Why do most people believe the narrow lapel and skinny tie look will fade? Is there a chance that particular style will keep going?

No.
 

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Personally I like brown shoes with a charcoal suit...
 

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Originally Posted by Dinky89484
Why do most people believe the narrow lapel and skinny tie look will fade? Is there a chance that particular style will keep going?

I don't think that look will fade. It think it depends on yout build as well. If you are a skinny guy, a skinny tie and narrow lapels will work for you. If you are heavy, it won't.
 

mkarim

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Originally Posted by Achilles_
Personally I like brown shoes with a charcoal suit...

+1.
 

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Originally Posted by Achilles_
Personally I like brown shoes with a charcoal suit...
Burgundy is a safer choice for someone that has no idea than matching browns, imo. Black, without fail, works with charcoals.
 

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