Nothing means business like a three piece suit. It’s a look which dictates, “I’m in charge” and conjures up images of power brokers, ruthless CEO’s and mega attorney’s pounding the boardroom and courtroom corridors. The holy trinity of super-sharp blazer, pants and vest were all over the Fall 2012 runways and the buttoned-up, turned-out silhouette can look as classic or contemporary as you like.
The opportunities are endless with a three piece; this season fresh interpretations included contrasting tweed / cord combinations and quirky fabrics like leather vests. Of course the traditional matching vest-pants-jacket look is timeless and the simplest way to dip your toe in the three way love affair.
One of the advantages of a three piece suit is their versatility. The elements can be broken down to create varying looks. Leaving the vest at home will de-formalize your look. Try wearing the vest on its own with a T shirt underneath or with jeans for a smart-casual vibe.
Be brave and be bold but remember, nothing looks worse than an ill-fitting suit – protruding stomachs and gaping blazers will never be chic. Make sure your jacket is fitted, you most definitely don’t want a saggy layered look.