Three piece suit advice sought

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by clarinetplayer, Jul 23, 2003.

  1. clarinetplayer

    clarinetplayer Senior member

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    Help. I've taken the plunge and ordered a suit from a tailor in Ann Arbor (Michigan) who makes bespoke suits. What I've ordered is: a three piece suit, dark blue with gray chalk stripes, Italian wool 110s, two button front, side vents, ticket pocket, natural shoulder, dark blue lining. The vest that I ordered is a plain front, two pocket vest which certainly would be appropriate. However, does anyone have an opinion about a vest with lapels? I am partial to that classic British look. I certainly would appreciate any comments.

    The tailor must have taken dozens of measurements. I discovered that my left shoulder is lower than my right--which affects the sleeve length etc... One leg is slightly longer than the other. Never have I been so thoroughly "sized" up. In six weeks, I should have the finished suit.
     


  2. Steve B.

    Steve B. Go Spurs Go

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    I have both kinds, but think I like the ones with lapels better- look more elegant. And if you're going that dressed up w/a 3 piece, why not? You don't always have to wear the vest...
     


  3. clarinetplayer

    clarinetplayer Senior member

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    Steve B:

    Thank you so much for your opinion/advice. I like your description of "elegance" regarding a vest with lapels. As always, you are right on. I am going to contact the tailor and make the change.

    Looking forward to your book. Hope it becomes a bestseller.
     


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