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Three-piece without a tie?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by otheme, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. Troilus

    Troilus Senior member

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    Huge fan of the three-piece but would never wear it to work without a tie. I feel too much like an extra from the Godfather (parts I or II).
     
  2. Mr. Lee

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    Where I am now, idn't it?
    I am going to buck the trend toward the "button-down" responses and endorse your idea of a spread.
     
  3. Sebastian Melmoth

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    To me, it looks like he accidentally put on the wrong pants.

    Regarding the initial question, I think a three piece without a tie would look odd.
     
  4. MrDaniels

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    Curtis Stone kept wearing them on Celebrity Apprentice last year...it just seems like the guy forgot his tie.


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  5. RSS

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    I know Trep is not to everyone's taste on this side of the board...
    Oh he seems like a nice enough young fellow ... decent looking too ... and even dresses okay. But ... I just don't trust people who self-promote the way he does. Moreover, what is it they say about names and faces in public places? Ah yes.
     
  6. lasbar

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    I know Trep is not to everyone's taste on this side of the board, but just as visual reference:

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    That combo is just awful without any doubt...

    The trousers ,the shoes and the rest...
     
  7. RSS

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    That combo is just awful without any doubt...

    The trousers ,the shoes and the rest...

    In that photo he reminds me of a twenty-something year old who is still very much learing to dress ... but is suffering a particularly bad setback.
     
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    Curtis Stone kept wearing them on Celebrity Apprentice last year...it just seems like the guy forgot his tie.
    Yes, it does look like he forgot his tie. It also appears as if he had a rough night in bed and forgot to comb his hair.
     
  9. BlueHorseShoe

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    To me, it looks like he accidentally put on the wrong pants.

    Regarding the initial question, I think a three piece without a tie would look odd.


    In that photo he reminds me of a twenty-something year old who is still very much learing to dress ... but is suffering a particularly bad setback.

    It seems to me as if he has latched onto a couple of recent fashions/fads and is trying to incorporate them all into a look that comes across as incoherent. Also it seems his shirt collar lacks moral fiber.

    Curtis Stone kept wearing them on Celebrity Apprentice last year...it just seems like the guy forgot his tie.


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    That looks atrocious.
     
  10. lasbar

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    It seems to me as if he has latched onto a couple of recent fashions/fads and is trying to incorporate them all into a look that comes across as incoherent. Also it seems his shirt collar lacks moral fiber.




    That looks atrocious.


    Put a tie on young man and get a haircut (sounds like my gran when I write that)..
     
  11. RSS

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    Put a tie on young man and get a haircut (sounds like my gran when I write that)..
    It only gets worse as you get older. Take it from experience. One day you are the "gran" generation.

    My father is the only one of my parents' generation of siblings (and including spouses) who is still alive. My generation is now -- with that one exception -- the oldest. And even we -- four of the twelve first cousins -- are beginning to make departures.
     
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    I can't discuss that at this time.
     
  14. Kaplan

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    Watch 'The Mentalist' for a good example of this. Usually his waistcoats are slightly contrasting to the coat and trousers but he does often wear matching ones too.

    +1. I think Simon Baker pulls this look off rather well, even though his waistcoats often are too short or his pants have a too low rise according to 'teh rulez'.

    If you check the first season with the flashbacks to his earlier life, there's a very nice difference in his 'before' and 'after' style. His slick TV persona always wore a tie and stuctured suits, his new incarnation is always sans tie with a waiscoat, a soft shouldered suit, a shirt with soft collar and chukka boots.

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    Each morning, he gets up and says, "How can I best look like a douche today?"
     
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    If you have to ask, you can't pull it off

    I think this is true to a degree. I'll sometimes do a 3-piece sans tie, but only when going out for drinks for the night. I had slight reservations at first with the forgoing of the tie, but have since become partial to the look. I like to play with colors/patterns when doing it rather than just a basic blue or white shirt - and always with a silk pocket square rather than linen. During the day, however, or when attending anything to do with business, always wear a tie. Against the rules? Probably, but that's alright with me.
     
  18. CYstyle

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    +1. I think Simon Baker pulls this look off rather well, even though his waistcoats often are too short or his pants have a too low rise according to 'teh rulez'.

    If you check the first season with the flashbacks to his earlier life, there's a very nice difference in his 'before' and 'after' style. His slick TV persona always wore a tie and stuctured suits, his new incarnation is always sans tie with a waiscoat, a soft shouldered suit, a shirt with soft collar and chukka boots.

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    I thought the exact same thing when i saw this thread. Not Perfect by SF means but I still like his look.
     
  19. otheme

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    This is closer to what I had in mind -- crispy, dressy, but not uptight. [​IMG]
     
  20. lasbar

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    +1. I think Simon Baker pulls this look off rather well, even though his waistcoats often are too short or his pants have a too low rise according to 'teh rulez'.

    If you check the first season with the flashbacks to his earlier life, there's a very nice difference in his 'before' and 'after' style. His slick TV persona always wore a tie and stuctured suits, his new incarnation is always sans tie with a waiscoat, a soft shouldered suit, a shirt with soft collar and chukka boots.

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    That's part of the Mentalist character to be a bit different...
     

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