I’ve gradually been posting looks showcasing the range of options a blue three-piece suit offers. Click here to see the full three-piece, here for the jacket and trousers together, and here for the jacket worn as a separate. Pairing the waistcoat and trousers together is a great option during the summer months. It’s dressed up and dapper enough for work, yet casual enough for a day-night transition if you plan on meeting up with friends for happy hour afterwards. Plus, losing the jacket keeps it just a little cooler.
If you are in the market for a new suit, choose a three-piece suit whenever possible. The addition of a waistcoat will add a little to the price tag, but it is an investment worth making. The amount of versatility and options it adds is priceless.
I really feel like bags are underrated for men. A great briefcase, document folder, or messenger bag can really make a look. Similarly, one that isn’t quite right can completely ruin it. For work when the load is light, there is nothing like a slim and stylish leather briefcase. Because although I love my messenger bag (featured here and in the video), sometimes it’s just a little too casual.
I always say that if you are going to do a custom suit, be sure to go all out with the custom details. The jacket lining is a place to be extremely playful. It can be tempting to be conservative when choosing a lining, but try to get over your inhibitions if you have any. Or bring a friend who will push you in an adventurous direction. And depending on the program, you may be able to use the lining for the back of a waistcoat, which is what I did with this Quinntessential Gentleman Custom suit.