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Why no love for the three piece suit?

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

  1. RogerP

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    Any idea if they had 38?
     
  3. RogerP

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    Sorry my man - I didn't look very far beyond my size (and 38 is very far from 43/44).
     
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    ianGP show us how to wear a 3-piece suit.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I really like their suits, but I also wish they would stop styling them in their look books with over-the-top ties and contrast-collar shirts like they are 'gangster' outfits. It's all a bit too much and tends to distract from the fact that the suits themselves are lovely.
     
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    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    Completely gratuitous opinion...three piece suits need six button notch lapel vests and three button jackets.

    When the jacket is buttoned, the vest should just peek out from under the lapel. Otherwise...as with one button and two button jackets...the vest dominates. And the overall look is a bit coarse.

    And vests look best square cut at bottom.

    Prince Charles has the look, IMO. Unfortunately, unless you do bespoke, you play havoc finding anything similar.
     
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    Nah, as much as I love the fit on this, the self stripe and peak lapels make it over the top for me. A rare miss from Ian, imo.

    Six button, no lapel, two button or 3-roll-2 jacket and that "normal" cut bottom; everything else looks ridiculous to me in today's environment.
     
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    "Ridiculous" is a pretty big blanket adjective. While I agree that what was described is a very solid cut, there are other options that will look good on particular men. Kirk Herbstreit has been wearing some three-piece suits with lapels on the vests on ESPN this season, and I swear the dude practically has smoke coming off of him he looks so damn slick.
     
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    Okay, but in my opinion that square cut bottom doesn't work at all in case you are not a British prince.

    I didn't even like it on McQueen.
     
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    I very rarely like a square cut. On anyone.
     
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    I have four 3-piece suits. All have five-button vests and two-button jackets; two of the vests have notch lapels, none of them have square cut bottoms.

    I'm 5' 8.5" and skinny. I might imagine trying a six button vest, but I don't wear three-button jackets (unless I'm on a horse ...).

    Just my personal preferences for me. There are other people who I think look just fine in suits which depart in one way or another from the description above.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
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    Prince Charles only wear single breasted Jackets and waistcoats with his kilts nowadays and the kilt jacket is worn open and the square bottom seams to be ok, however as a young men he wore regular waistcoats as well [​IMG]

    With a regular three piece, the single breasted waistcoat work best with an inverted V cut bottom
     
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    Maybe in the summer it's to much but the rest of the seasons it's great.
    The suit on the model needs an Hudson Irish Linen Pocket Square.
    Best Regards,
    Hudson Pocket Squares
     
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    Square-cut waistcoats only work when they are double-breasted, IMHO. Like this one from Vox:
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    Single-breasted waistcoats almost always look better with the "inverted V" cut.
     
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    I think they definitely would with a classic, conservative business suit. But when one is dealing with this level of high fashion. who can really say?
     
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    Agree. I think the inverted V lengthens the torso. I think that's one of the reasons a 3 piece suit is 'slimming' for the overweight silhouette.
     
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    Call me heretic, but to me that's a rare miss from Vox. I can't imagine that working even in conservative New England.
     
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    Why?? :puzzled:
     
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