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Why no love for the three piece suit?

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

  1. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Senior member

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    Pics or it didn't happen.
     
  2. Superfluous

    Superfluous Senior member

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    Here's a quick-pic sans tie. No tailoring done on the vest or pants yet.

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  3. CYstyle

    CYstyle Senior member

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    I like to wear a three piece or odd vest with an open collar shirt now that I don't wear ties anymore >.>

    Also my emergency shirt which is a tent like white hickey freeman shirt gets hidden away by the vest. And then the super lazy times when I wash my shirts but don't feel like ironing looks marginally better with it's wrinkles partially hidden away.
     
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    I wear a three piece on some occasions. You really need to be in shape to make it look decent nowadays.
     
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    Ugh!
     
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  7. bourbonbasted

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    I would totally rock this as a 3 piece. Granted not something you could wear to an interview or board meeting, but would make for a kick ass party suit.
     
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    Holdfast Senior member

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    LIKE

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    x2.
     
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    1. Better heating everywhere generally.
    2. Global warming.
    3. Acceptable casual dress codes.
    4. Uncomfortable.
     
  11. pseudonym

    pseudonym Senior member

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    Besides RL, are there any other brands who make decent 3-piece suits?

    Can the "add a waistcoat" to your typical suit work?
     
  12. TheDarkKnight

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    I would say:

    1. Acceptable dress codes - it's very OTT and CEO in today's culture

    The rest aren't of great importance, people wear impractical clothing everyday
     
  13. SMatthews

    SMatthews Well-Known Member

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    Generally people prefer less clothing perhaps.
     
  14. Stugotes

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    -Tagliatore (if you can find them, depending on your location)
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  15. Snedley

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    Because a waistcoat is uncomfortable in warm weather and overheated buildings of today.
     
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  16. jamesny

    jamesny Senior member

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    There's a similar thread to this, but while I do own a couple of three piece suits, I rarely wear them. But it can get uncomfortable and warm!
     
  17. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    You can add a contrasting odd waistcoat, but don't try to match a similar colour waistcoat that wasn't purchased as part of a 3-piece. It must either be the exact same fabric, or a contrasting fabric.
     
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  18. fwiffo

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    I reckon it's tough to do it now in the upper hemisphere, although I do see a few blokes with them during June-August but it's great to have one during the Spring or Autumn timeframe.

    Given modern climate control, I've never found a waistcoast to be too warm. In fact, it's quite a blessing to keep the rumpled dress shirt in check and I find it straightens up my posture.
     
  19. guymac12

    guymac12 Senior member

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    Mostly celebrities wear the 3-piece nowadays.
     
  20. SuitedDx

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    Not sure the fashion trend across the pond but there has been a recent trend here. I think a third of my suits are 3-pieces. Do I wear the waistcoat all the time? No. Do I wear it when I haven't ironed my shirts? Yes. :embar:

    It's a matter of personal taste but it also works with certain body types and not a "fit all" combination.
     

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