Why no love for the three piece suit?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by andrew96, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. jamesny

    jamesny Senior member

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    There's a similar thread to this, but while I do own a couple of three piece suits, I rarely wear them. But it can get uncomfortable and warm!
     


  2. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    You can add a contrasting odd waistcoat, but don't try to match a similar colour waistcoat that wasn't purchased as part of a 3-piece. It must either be the exact same fabric, or a contrasting fabric.
     


  3. fwiffo

    fwiffo Senior member

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    I reckon it's tough to do it now in the upper hemisphere, although I do see a few blokes with them during June-August but it's great to have one during the Spring or Autumn timeframe.

    Given modern climate control, I've never found a waistcoast to be too warm. In fact, it's quite a blessing to keep the rumpled dress shirt in check and I find it straightens up my posture.
     


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    guymac12 Senior member

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    Mostly celebrities wear the 3-piece nowadays.
     


  5. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Senior member

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    Not sure the fashion trend across the pond but there has been a recent trend here. I think a third of my suits are 3-pieces. Do I wear the waistcoat all the time? No. Do I wear it when I haven't ironed my shirts? Yes. :embar:

    It's a matter of personal taste but it also works with certain body types and not a "fit all" combination.
     


  6. joe4u

    joe4u Well-Known Member

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    A matter of personal taste - you're right on that one.
     


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    calcoast Well-Known Member

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    I don't own any 3ps yet but I do plan on buying a nice grey one for winter.
     


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    Celebrities can wear anything or nearly anything in some cases..
     


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    brokentelephone Senior member

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    Celebs seem to be keen which is then appropriated by the footballers which is then ruined by the chavs.
     


  10. Craig Nneb

    Craig Nneb New Member

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    I own 4 3 piece suits and must say I like how I feel in them, and yes I am 25 years old. I feel very confident and powerful while wearing them. I work in a corporate setting and get a lot of compliments when I wear them, especially with a pocket square.
     


  11. suits123

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    I am younger and like 3 piece suits. I would like more 3 pieces but at $400 more per suit for a vest it is hard to justify. Hopefully it will come back big and stay that way for a while.
     


  12. VinnyMac

    VinnyMac Senior member

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    I own a few 3 piece suits. Honestly, I wear the vests more with mixed pants and jackets than I do with the actual suits that they came with. There aren't too many situations in my life where I'd feel like a full 3-piece was the way to go. IMO, they usually look best with the jacket undone, but I don't walk around that way much.
     
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  13. TiberiasUSA

    TiberiasUSA Senior member

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    $400 for a vest?
     


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    Lately I have decided not to buy any more suits that aren't either DB or 3-piece. I just prefer the look and don't care that much if it is a bit more formal.
     


  15. suits123

    suits123 Active Member

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    From my tailor yeah. May be a little less depending on the fabric.
     
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