Take your tailoring up a notch and add a waistcoat to create a 3-piece suit. 3-piece suits are not only a stylish upgrade from the classic suit, but also provide additional formality, perfect for special occasions.
While the three piece has a sharper, more contemporary feel, it has actually been around since suiting began. However, it wasn't until the late 1970's that the individual components started to become available to purchase as separates, something that is the norm in modern retailing. These days, 3-piece ensembles are dominating street style everywhere, with an array of matching and contrasting suits and separates available.
Wearing a 3-piece suit might seem fairly straight forward, but there are still a few unspoken rules that should be adhered to when styling a 3-piece. The last button of the waistcoat (and jacket if it's done up) should always be left undone, it should always cover your trouser line- but not too much, and you should definitely ditch the belt.
As the 3-piece suit is a just a combination of a jacket, trousers and waistcoat, it can pretty much be worn anywhere you would wear a traditional suit, but it also lends itself well to more formal occasions. So, whether you want to make a real impression in the office, on a date, at race day or at a wedding, it's always good to have the option of a 3-piece hanging in your wardrobe.