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The 3-Piece Thred

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by heavyd, Sep 14, 2007.

  1. OxxfordSJLINY

    OxxfordSJLINY Senior member

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    I like the vest with the lapel.

    Me, too. The vest without the lapel seems so plain without the lapel.
     
  2. MrDaniels

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    Ahh very nice the JWBL Stave suit in oak...nice choice!
    I don't know...the tailoring is a bit tight...you think it makes him look a little wooden?
     
  3. crazyquik

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    Perhaps the great unpleasantness in the financial markets and the resurgance in the 3 piece are perfectly aligned to cause a greater shift towards serious professional dressing for the serious professionals who will be left.
     
  4. EuropeanInterloper Redux

    EuropeanInterloper Redux Well-Known Member

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    And the lapels are notch? Peak?
    Bizarre questions, I'm sure, but I haven't had a chance to see examples of what is considered classical.
     
  5. Recoil

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    Zara has a gray/black three piece out for Winter this year as well. No lapel. I'm not a fan of the color but for the price it can't be beat for an entry level 3-piece.
     
  6. Recoil

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    BTW - I'm watching Charade and two-thirds of the men are rocking great three-piece suits.
     
  7. Holdfast

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    Perhaps the great unpleasantness in the financial markets and the resurgance in the 3 piece are perfectly aligned to cause a greater shift towards serious professional dressing for the serious professionals who will be left.

    Three pieces were popular in the Great Depression, weren't they? [​IMG]

    Maybe they let guys stay warm without the expense of having to turn the heating on? [​IMG]
     
  8. yo!

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    [​IMG]
    The problem here is the pants. Low rise doesn't always look good, and especially in this case it looks terrible when combined with the jacket.
     
  9. Recoil

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    The problem here is the pants.

    Low rise doesn't always look good, and especially in this case it looks terrible when combined with the jacket.


    I agree, I think you've hit on it. Something does look a little funny and when I look at the pants that's what it is, they're too low for the height of the jacket.
     
  10. Rebel_5

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    And the lapels are notch? Peak?
    Bizarre questions, I'm sure, but I haven't had a chance to see examples of what is considered classical.



    On the Brroks Brothers suits pictured? Notch. I believe that's standard on SB vests. On a DB vest, such as Holdfast's lapels can be peak or shawl, I think. And the one HF posts looks great as a city suit.
     
  11. MrDaniels

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    I think peak lapels on a vest would be a bit much.
     
  12. Holdfast

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    On the Brroks Brothers suits pictured? Notch. I believe that's standard on SB vests. On a DB vest, such as Holdfast's lapels can be peak or shawl, I think. And the one HF posts looks great as a city suit.

    Mine has peak lapels on it. Shawl is probably more traditional, but I like the peaks. Since they're hidden by the jacket lots of the time, I say have whatever style you want.

    Pic of the whole suit below; you can't see the lapels fully though.

    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  13. Rebel_5

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    I'm very fond of this suit. Stunning, and exquisit style.

    As a related question: would it be possible for a good tailor to remove the lapels on a RTW vest?
    I love three of the BB suits, the regent and maidson grey stripes and the Madison navy flannel chalk stripe. If not, I might look at getting something similar through their Select or MTM.

    Mine has peak lapels on it. Shawl is probably more traditional, but I like the peaks. Since they're hidden by the jacket lots of the time, I say have whatever style you want.

    Pic of the whole suit below; you can't see the lapels fully though.

    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  14. MrDaniels

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    Check out this shot of Supreme Metrosexual David Beckham....daring and fashion-forward or a rare misstep?

    [​IMG]
     
  15. embowafa

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    Check out this shot of Supreme Metrosexual David Beckham....daring and fashion-forward or a rare misstep?

    [​IMG]


    hmmm, I'm usually a DB defender, but not in this case.

    The pattern is horrendous, the tie doesn't match ANYTHING, the sleeves are too long, and the shoulders are too wide.

    Other than that, it's GREAT!! [​IMG]
     
  16. HatMagnet

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    Check out this shot of Supreme Metrosexual David Beckham....daring and fashion-forward or a rare misstep?

    [​IMG]






    Perhaps he lost a bet and had to wear it in public? [​IMG]
     
  17. TRINI

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    the tie doesn't match ANYTHING

    In his defense, the tie matches the...err...buttons.
     
  18. Cary Grant

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    ^Oh my... that said- I went in for the final fitting on my new gray flannel, DB, 3-piece today. The ground is about the same shade as that gray above, Barberis cloth, around 10oz.

    Pics soon.
     
  19. Sanguis Mortuum

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    Roger Sterling on Mad Men rocks some beautiful 3-piece suits. [​IMG]
    +1 What colour is this? Very dark grey? Or black? On the screen it often looks very close to black, especially the waistcoat. It looks like it has faint wide stripes too, what would you call this type of stripes?
     
  20. AvariceBespoke

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