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Why no love for the three piece suit?

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

  1. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

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    When your pants are cut with a 4" rise as those appear to be, it's hard not to show belt.
     
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  2. EFV

    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Don't wear belt with vest/waistcoat, it looks off.
     
  3. lasbar

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    Indeed :nodding:
     
  4. MisterFu

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    Frankly, if you are going to wear a 3 piece suit, it shouldn't even have belt loops. If you are going to insist on wearing a belt, the rise needs to be high enough and the vest long enough that the belt and buckle are not visible.
     
  5. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    Here's a recent fit pic of my Samuelsohn MTM 3 piece:

    [​IMG]
     
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  6. MrDaniels

    MrDaniels Senior member

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    Anyone who does not think that is an amazing fit is probably just sour that they can't pull it off.
     
  7. MisterFu

    MisterFu Senior member

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    This is how it's done.
     
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  8. othertravel

    othertravel Senior member

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    Hey Roger, is that an Ashton or Richard cut?
     
  9. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    ^^^ I don't recall, but it is likely neither. This suit is several years old, and was a much more full cut than what you see here. 20 lb of weight loss made the thing hang on me like a tent, and it wasn't getting worn, so I turned my tailor loose on it - jacket shortened and taken in with some waist suppression, trousers slimmed, vest taken in, etc. So the end result is not really any given Sameulsohn cut anymore.

    Mr. D and MrFu - thanks very much.
     
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    Timeless look, never out of style! my favorite pinstripe width too! Well done
     
  11. RogerP

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    Thank you mhdena.
     
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    All this time I didn't know it was a no no to wear a belt with a 3 piece. Growing up is such a learning curve [​IMG]
     
  13. Roycru

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    I think that the important thing is for the belt not to show. I am wearing a belt in all the the pictures that I posted, but (I hope) that the belt doesn't show.

    I don't like wearing suspenders. I tried wearing suspenders once many years ago. It's not something that I would care to try again. I don't like side adjusters, either.

    I have one pair of pants with side adjusters, but the side adjusters don't seem to work as well (for me) as a belt.

    If you are afraid that the belt might create a bulge under your vest, wear a ribbon belt and slide the fastening around to the side of your pants.
     
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  14. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    Agreed - I'm wearing a belt in the photo also - not that anyone would know. If your belt doesn't have a clunky buckle, it shouldn't bulge at all.
     
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  15. David Reeves

    David Reeves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I'd never wear a belt with a suit. Side adjusters always, maybe with suspenders as well.
     
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  16. aravenel

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    I have rapidly started transitioning to the same thing. It's great.
     
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  17. Stugotes

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    Side adjusters only really work on high(er) waisted pants, though. That's an important thing to consider.
     
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  18. RogerP

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    And they don't really work for all body types, either.
     
  19. David Reeves

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    A low waisted trouser with a vest is just incongruous.
     
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  20. Stugotes

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    I was gonna say, low waisted trousers rarely work in any scenario [​IMG]
     

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