three button high stance

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  1. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    Aside from bespoke, are there any three button, high stance SC or suits on the market? I may have a funeral to attend in the near future and I'd like to find a navy windowpane in a 40 or 40s. Looked on JAS and MW...I know, mostly ticky-tacky...but 3 button doesn't seem to be in style right now.
     


  2. dreamspace

    dreamspace Senior member

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    Ebay seems to have a huge, huge collection of 3 button suits. If you're willing to go that route...of course, a lot of the suits there will probably be from mid 90s to mid 00s, when they were the shit.

    How much are you looking to spend?
     


  3. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Are you ok with 3 roll 2? That is certainly more common and will be easier to find. Here is a J.Press model:
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    True three button is very rare in ready-to-wear, except when it is in (bad) fashion, and then it is usually very poorly executed. If you are dead set on getting a true 3-button, it is possible that Brooks Brothers could help you. I would not expect their website to show it even if they carried it so you should call the NY store and ask to speak to someone in the suits department.
     


  4. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    I don't know I was looking at a navy SC/blazer for $600.00 ...might have bought it, I just couldn't stomach the really low stance. The problem is that I work with my hands and almost never have occasion out here in the casual-attire west to wear a SC or suit. The only time i might wear it is for the funeral I mentioned.
     


  5. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    That's a lot closer to what I want. I like the wider lapels. I often wear a notched lapel vest and while I'm not necessarily into colour coordinating I don't want the whole dern front of the vest visible. I want the vestt o just peek out from underthe lapels of the jacket.

    You know this is gonna sound silly...I just watched the first season of Boardwalk Empire. Some of the colours were too much for me, but the cut of the suits were just my cuppa, and I especially liked the window pane fabrics. I know that sounds silly but I've been wearing and liking (as much as I wear anything dressy) the Prince Charles look/style for the more than 30 years. That said, I'm not fond of pinned collars or cuffed pants.
     


  6. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Well J.Press is nothing like Boardwalk Empire, but they do a nice 3 roll 2 in a classic Ivy cut and represent fair value.
     


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    VinnyMac Senior member

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    If you're looking for an ugly suit, go to Jos. A Bank. I think that they have the 3-button style that you're looking for.
     


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    dreamspace Senior member

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    I take it that this kind of suit is up your alley then? (Disregard the color though)

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  9. jerrybrowne

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    You mean like this?

    http://www.tweed-jacket.com/GALLERY...y/pages/1 douglaston tweed jacket_jpg_jpg.htm

    http://www.tweed-jacket.com/GALLERY...lery/pages/1-striven-tweed-jacket_jpg_jpg.htm

    http://www.tweed-jacket.com/GALLERY...llery/pages/1a gelly tweed jacket_jpg_jpg.htm

    Not sure when you need it...
     
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  10. Ianiceman

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    If you've got $600 you could get Thick as Thieves to make you a whole suit MTM. They specialize in three button and you can choose wider lapels than their house cut if you so desire. IIRC they have some windowpane fabrics to choose from too. Canvassed and ready in about six weeks.
     


  11. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    Very close!

    I didn't see anything on the Bookster site that I didn't like...But! they're in the UK!! I'm in central Oregon. And frankly, I'm a little afraid of ordering clothing on the net.Had a bad experience doing that.
     


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