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Why no love for the three piece suit?

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

  1. ijung

    ijung Active Member

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    Can anyone tell me what's the word on 3 piece suits in 2017? Thinking of getting a charcoal one with peak lapels. Would this be a bit too flashy for a young lawyer?
     


  2. mhdena

    mhdena Senior Member

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    Howie Long and Michael Strahan look good in theirs. I look good in mine.
    I'm a couple of years older than Howie, I'm guessing Strahan is older than you. Three piece's are definitely in style especially fall and winter.
     


  3. Betelgeuse

    Betelgeuse Distinguished Member

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    I forgot to post here, I recently got a three piece suit, I wanted it so much and finally got the chance to wear one.

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  4. PatchedUp

    PatchedUp Active Member

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    Looking sharp as always Betelgeuse! Do you mind if I ask where you got it?
     


  5. Betelgeuse

    Betelgeuse Distinguished Member

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    Thanks mate! Got it from SuitSupply.
     


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    suitedcboy Senior Member

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    That is a fine looking suit and worn so well.
     


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    That looks really great.
     


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    Good look Betel.. SS really suits you.. here is a picture of my latest three piece..

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    imo, a 3 piece suit is a tad ostentatious for me - maybe w/ a db waistcoat, it adds a little more style. But generally, I am not a fan. But to each his own.
     


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    Just depends on your firm and your personality, IMO (also am a young lawyer). Can you wear it without projecting an aura of “look at my suit!!”?

    Sort of off topic but I think comfort and body language have a lot to do with how slightly non-normative attire is received.

    Just ask yourself if you would feel weird walking into a corner office to talk with the partner whilst wearing that suit. If the answer is no I suspect that no one would notice the “flashy” suit.
     


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    Thanks. That is a good test. The partners are super casual in the office (shorts are common in the summer). So I would definitely feel weird wearing a three piece suit to work. However, one of the partners sometimes wears a bold purple windowpane suit to mediations and discoveries. I could probably pull off a three piece in those circumstances, haha.
     


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