3 piece suit
THREE PIECE SUIT
A three piece suit is something that many men don't own, as they can come across as a bit much, especially for everyday purposes.
However, you can look pretty darn stylish and suave in a three piece suit.
WHAT IS A THREE PIECE SUIT?
First off, what exactly is a three piece suit? it's a suit with a waistcoat thrown into the mix. Suit, trousers, and waistcoat - three pieces - three piece suit.
You know the drill. Go for a classic matching look, with the waistcoat blending into the rest of your suit, or choose a more striking look with the waistcoat differing in colour or pattern in order for it to stand out.
Both can be equally smart, so what look you go for is up to you.
However, if you're new to the whole three piece thing, and you want to keep things easy, a matching waistcoat is a failsafe option.
The great thing about three piece suits is that, despite its reputation, you don't actually have to look like a Victorian landowner, and with the modern alterations on offer you can achieve a varied range of looks.
HOW TO WEAR A THREE PIECE SUIT
Here's a few things to remember when you're putting a three piece suit together.
Always try to match your waistcoat to the rest of your suit; this gives the whole look a smarter, more uniform appearance.
The last button on your waistcoat should be left undone.
Your waistcoat should always cover your trouser belt line, but never go too far below it.
Don't pair a three piece suit with a belt.
BLACK THREE PIECE SUIT
The perfect colour for a smart, versatile and timeless look. You can't really go wrong with a black three piece suit, and as long as you keep the waistcoat and jacket in the same tone, and don't add too many embellishments, no work will ever say it's not suitable. It's smart and shows you mean business.
GREY THREE PIECE SUIT
Elegant, versatile, and with a range of tones to choose from, a grey three piece suit isn't a difficult piece to pull off, and pretty much any guy, regardless of size or stature, can look good in one. Keep the rest of the apparel in a light colour to ensure the outfit doesn't look too intense, light blue and pastel pink shirts are a good option if you want to achieve a summer friendly vibe.
Don't go overboard with your shoes, and if you're looking for a colour that will go with grey, brown is really your best bet.
Patent leather shoes are a nice option, but if you're planning on heading out onto the track, you might want to go for some more easily cleanable muted leather shoes.
NAVY THREE PIECE SUIT
Navy blue is a great colour as it maintains a clean, smart look, while still bringing some brightness and life to your outfit. For shoes, try out something with a good mix of formality and style, avoiding anything too strict, and instead go for something like loafers, which are great at adding a relaxed twist to a smart look.
WHITE THREE PIECE SUIT
Admittedly not the most common look to go for, The key for this look is to keep the rest of the clothing light coloured as well, and not give into any temptation to pair it with a black shirt. A light blue shirt is the perfect accompaniment, and offers a summery sophistication to the look, Spray on a bit of fabric protector spray if you're feeling nervous about stains, and maybe add some classic wayfarer glasses to the look to carry on with that stylish, Riviera vibe.