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Why no love for the three piece suit?

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

  1. Russ_H

    Russ_H Active Member

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    Why don't I ever see people wearing three piece suits aside from on TV? If I had the money, I'd have 112 bespoke three piece suits, one every day for four weeks for every season.

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    It's a shame that this chap's waistcoat is too short, or his trousers too low in the waist.
    I dislike seeing shirt or waistband between waistcoat and trousers. Surely the idea is to
    give the impression of a single, unbroken sweep of material?
     


  2. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm moving on to more Double breasted suits myself. I think that's the future big trend.

    +100

    I think by next year they will be pretty close to being "required" for all sharp dressed men.

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  3. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    +100

    I think by next year they will be pretty close to being "required" for all sharp dressed men.


    Indeed; I've been heralding their resurgence for a while now.
     


  4. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    +100

    I think by next year they will be pretty close to being "required" for all sharp dressed men.

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    doubtful
     


  5. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    Love the 3 piece. Wouldn't wear in the summer, but appropriate the rest of the year.
     


  6. Xenon

    Xenon Senior member

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    I really love a nice fitted 3 piece. tom ford had several. Unfortuneately our over heated indoor society makes the vest unwearable even in winter, spring or fall let alone summer.

    Maybe with a bit of luck this global warming hype will change all this and indoor heating will be banned. I could then wear and purchase more 3 pieces.

    Note: then all those fat ugly chicks that are always cold could then just freeze to death[​IMG]
     


  7. thinman

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    Although I rarely wear suits, I'm considering having a glen plaid suit made and seriously considering making it a 3-piece. If I choose a fabric with a soft finish, I should be able to wear all three pieces as separates.
     


  8. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    doubtful

    Really? They seemed to show up all over the shows this year. Many more than last year. I would be prepared to embrace the look....

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    rathebaindc Senior member

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    +100

    I think by next year they will be pretty close to being "required" for all sharp dressed men.

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    -100. I think they look silly. Every time I see a guy wearing one, I want to ask where his Tommy gun is; i find them so wannabe 1930s gangster.
     


  10. Sanguis Mortuum

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    -100. I think they look silly. Every time I see a guy wearing one, I want to ask where his Tommy gun is; i find them so wannabe 1930s gangster.
    This sort of thinking is probably a few steps above thinking that anyone wearing a pink shirt must be gay, but only a few. Just because you have these weird associations in your head, does not mean everyone else does. Associating a wide-brimmed fedora with 'gangsters' is a relatively common one, but associating any double-breasted coat with gangsters, unless it is in a wide chalk-stripe and loose 30's cut, is not normal. I mean, do you honestly look at the images above and think they're trying to dress like 1920's gangsters?
     


  11. Quadcammer

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    Really? They seemed to show up all over the shows this year. Many more than last year. I would be prepared to embrace the look....

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    manufacturers can produce them, but i'm not sure how many men will wear them. I personally cannot stand to wear a double breasted suit, so I will not embrace them.
     


  12. SuitedDx

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    My 2 cents:

    First, it's subjective comfort: if you feel comfortable wearing a 3-piece then feeling awkward is not an issue.

    Second, it's the context: if you are in a situation where it is acceptable to be wearing a suit then you're not going to feel like you're sticking out (i.e., Asch experiment).

    I wear a 3-piece probably once every other week in my office (during fall/winter seasons here in NY) and it's never been an issue. Some caveats: it is not seen 'bizarre' for me to be wearing suits and almost all my colleagues are women so I do not get the 'snickering' from male colleagues some previous posters have mentioned.
     


  13. Patek

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    manufacturers can produce them, but i'm not sure how many men will wear them. I personally cannot stand to wear a double breasted suit, so I will not embrace them.

    Your loss. I have a RLBL navy DB suit that I wear with pride and get nothing but complements on.
     


  14. Quadcammer

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    Your loss. I have a RLBL navy DB suit that I wear with pride and get nothing but complements on.

    in fact, it isn't.

    I don't like them, so I wouldn't have any pride, and I don't dress for others, so I wouldn't care about compliments.

    I don't like them.
     


  15. Patek

    Patek Senior member

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    in fact, it isn't.

    I don't like them, so I wouldn't have any pride, and I don't dress for others, so I wouldn't care about compliments.

    I don't like them.


    Thus your loss. It is not that hard to understand. You are missing out since you don't have a taste for them.
     


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