You've seen celebrities do it, your banker does it, your stylish neighbor too, and probably some of your co-workers. They all suit up in made to measure 3 piece suits. and know how it's done.
You may, or may not, have a 3-piece suit in your closet. If you don't, it's about time you got one. If you do, make sure it still fits you and still looks good in terms of color and quality. At a glance, a 3-piece suit may seem "a bit much" to some, but it's one of the most dapper styles you, as a gentleman, can wear.
What makes it a 3-piece?
Let's start from the beginning. What makes a 3-piece suit a 3-piece suit is, you guessed it, it's made up of 3 pieces: Jacket, Waistcoat and Pants.
The Colors of the Suit
How do you choose what colors to combine? Should all three colors match, or can you mix and combine different fabrics and colors? The answer to this is easy, you can do both! Either match all three fabrics and colors, or choose different ones. Both looks are equally stylish, so choose depending on what you feel comfortable in and depending on the occasion.
Choose a different colored waistcoat, like this checked suit with a blue waist coat, to stand out:
Or this Blue Corduroy Suit With a Grey Checked Waistcoat:
Or choose this grey 100% Wool 3-piece suit below, where the waistcoat and the rest of the suit blends together:
Or this Blue 100% Merino Wool 3-Piece Suit:
When & How to Wear It
This is easy; wear the 3-piece suit to any occasion you would wear a suit. It works for daily events as well as formal ones.
To be sure you wear it the right way, follow these two, very simple, rules:
- Always leave the last button on your dress vest unbuttoned
- The waistcoat should be long enough to cover your belt line, but not much longer than that
That's all you have to remember! Now that's not difficult, is it?
Go and buy your next 3-piece suit now and tell us how you style it!