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Why no love for the three piece suit?

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

  1. howbah

    howbah Senior member

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    1 - looks great!

    2- looks stupid!
     


  2. RSS

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    You must be looking for love in all the wrong places. There is plenty of love for the three piece suit.
     


  3. lasbar

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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?


    That is a bad example of a three piece suit...

    It is screaming OTR designer suit...
     


  4. Saturdays

    Saturdays Senior member

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    If it looks good, a three piece suit is perfect for many occasions and for work. It is especially nice in the winter when things are colder than usual.
     


  5. Quadcammer

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

    sigh, no.

    Just like I don't care for aldo shoes, by not having them in my life, it is no loss to me. Yet some people love them, just like some people, like you, like double breasted suit.

    As you see then, its simply a matter of opinion. Something that may seem like a loss to you is a blessing to me.
     


  6. Achillus

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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.... [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG]
    I have to get a db jacket, really appreciating it now.
     


  7. RSS

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    ^The picking on that Isaia is ... something. I could see that at twenty paces with one eye tied behind my back.
     


  8. TheWraith

    TheWraith Senior member

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    Maybe this is the case in australia or oregon, but in NYC, a three piece suit raises very few eyebrows, unless you work in a very business casual environment.

    It isn't that common in NYC either, and I'm talking generally, not city specific.
     


  9. TheDarkKnight

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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....

    [​IMG]


    I love this DB and have this image saved already under examples of DB. I can't wait to get a mid grey DB flannel suit for Winter.
     


  10. Flake

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    three piece suits are fine for any occasion which calls for a suit and for any age that would wear a suit.

    the problem is - there aren't many OTR 3PS available these days. none at all at Brooks; Paul Stuart is offering one optional vest (any color you want, as long as it's gray chalk stripe)...

    if the only way to get a 3PS is to go bespoke, they're not going to be seen very often.


    Bought one at BB last year. Charcoal brown. Zegna fabric. Was surprised to find it at Brooks Bros in Birmingham AL of all places. Very nice suit.
     


  11. Flake

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    If lots of guys wear suits (even double-breasted) in your office, try it once and see what happens. You'll probably get compliments from the ladies, and some of the suited guys will probably ask you where you got your 3-pc. The key is to wear it like you just threw it on that morning without a second thought ("What, this old thing? Had it for years.")

    There is no "occasion" for a 3-pc. It's just another type of suit, like 2-button vs. 3-button.


    ^^^

    Winner
     


  12. Minarchist

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    Can we please stop quoting the same wall of images 20 times without using spoiler tags?

    To refrain a question that was asked and not answered on page one, is there a good place to find a 3-pc aside from going bespoke? I've not seen any OTR or on the 'bay with the exception of some horrible mod polyester extravaganzas.
     


  13. David Reeves

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    Can we please stop quoting the same wall of images 20 times without using spoiler tags?

    To refrain a question that was asked and not answered on page one, is there a good place to find a 3-pc aside from going bespoke? I've not seen any OTR or on the 'bay with the exception of some horrible mod polyester extravaganzas.


    Does Gieves still do their OTR "core line" three piece suits? They were pretty good.
     


  14. lemmy127

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    I'm with Quadcammer. My distaste with DBs is that with the waist taken in and the bottom flaring out around your lower body, it just looks like a dress.

    On topic, I only have one suit currently, but if I get a job requiring daily wearing, you can bet several of my needed purchases will be three-piece. As with any other clothing, if you own your style, you'll look good. If you are uncertain about wearing it, that's when you get the snickers. And even if you get snickers when you have the attitude to wear it, screw them, you look good and know it. They are just compensating for realizing how slobby they look compared to you.
     


  15. spidercan

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    Love the look of three piece suits, but I find they're much more difficult to find, especially on discount.
     


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