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Three Piece Suit With Overcoat

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by GlennErikFlaten, Mar 30, 2014.

  1. GlennErikFlaten

    GlennErikFlaten Member

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    Hello. I am purchasing a semi-bespoke suit. It'll be a three piece suit and an overcoat.
    I'm thinking a brown suit, but I'm not sure if I want to go with all matching color vest, or if I want the vest to have another color than the rest of the suit. Some advice?
     


  2. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    Overcoats and suits are not normally bought as a matching set - the idea is somewhat stupid. Your vest should match the suit coat and trousers.
     


  3. Veremund

    Veremund Senior member

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    I'm not sure he implied that the suit would match the overcoat. Seems he's just saying he's buying a three piece suit, and an overcoat as well.
     


  4. Veremund

    Veremund Senior member

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    +1
     


  5. GlennErikFlaten

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    Yes, I was kinda hard to understand there.
    Correction:

    Should the vest have the same color as the suit, or could it be another color?
    Also like GBR said, match the coat?
     


  6. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Don't get a brown suit. Not versatile. Navy, or charcoal.
     


  7. Veremund

    Veremund Senior member

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    The vest should match the suit. Absolutely. But as GBR said, no, the suit should not match the coat.
     


  8. Veremund

    Veremund Senior member

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    OP, how old are you? Where do you live? How many suits do you already have?
     


  9. GlennErikFlaten

    GlennErikFlaten Member

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    Veremund, I live in Norway, and I am only fifteen years old, and currently I do not know much about suits and only own one suit, which is a two-piece. I am a newbie and that's why I'm asking. The last weeks I've read more about suits and I'm going to get a new one soon. I appreciate all advice, tips and tricks :)
     


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