The 3-piece suit is a classic addition to any man’s wardrobe, particularly because of its considerable versatility and effortless elegance. No harder to wear than a regular suit, the regular fit 3-piece offers an instantly elevated look for any formal event, but is equally excellent as a business suit or for smart-casual. This style veteran is ever popular and will last you a lifetime.
The classic regular fit 3-piece combines a jacket, waistcoat and trousers in standard sizing. Traditionally all three pieces would be created in the same fabric, but today you can play with colour combinations and materials. Deciding on the three piece vs. two piece suit can be difficult, but consider that it can always be worn with or without the waistcoat depending on the occasion. However, the added bonus of the third piece will provide you with endless more outfit opportunities.
When to wear a 3-piece suit?
The regular fit 3-piece can be worn anywhere you might normally wear a suit. However, it can also be considered more formal, but it all comes down to styling and fit. A slim fit will have a more contemporary look, whilst a regular fit suit can come across as more traditional and classic. The 3-piece is the definition of elegance and excellent for a wedding, wether you’re the groom himself or just attending, it all comes down to how you style the suit and which design you decide to go for.
How to wear a 3-piece suit?
3-piece suit etiquette is not as hard as it may seem. Online shopping has made the 3-piece easier to get a hold of, so you can find a multitude of styles and fits out there — anything from classic navy blue, wool suits to louder patterns in lightweight fabrics. But some “rules” apply. As well as finding a suit that fits you correctly, the waistcoat should always cover the waistline of your trousers. This means that you have to wear suspenders with your 3-piece suit, rather than a belt. You should also always keep the bottom button of your waistcoat and jacket undone. Another good tip is to balance the impactful look of the 3-piece suit with simple styling. Wear a crisp white shirt, a bright monochrome tie and classic leather shoes, for a sophisticated look.