A 3 Piece Suit: How to Suit Up and Stand Out

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You've seen celebrities do it, your banker does it, your stylish neighbor too, and probably some of your co-workers. They all suit up in made to measure 3 piece suits. and know how it's done.

You may, or may not, have a 3-piece suit in your closet. If you don't, it's about time you got one. If you do, make sure it still fits you and still looks good in terms of color and quality. At a glance, a 3-piece suit may seem "a bit much" to some, but it's one of the most dapper styles you, as a gentleman, can wear.

Why It's Referred to as a 3-Piece?

Let's start from the beginning. What makes a 3-piece suit a 3-piece suit is, you guessed it, it's made up of 3 pieces: Jacket, Waistcoat and Pants.

Terrific Peacock Blue Color Men's Single Breasted Designer Suit - VJV Now


The Colors of the 3 Piece Suit

How do you choose what colors to combine? Should all three colors match, or can you mix and combine different fabrics and colors? The answer to this is easy, you can do both! Either match all three fabrics and colors, or choose different ones. Both looks are equally stylish, so choose depending on what you feel comfortable in and depending on the occasion.

Choose a different colored waistcoat, like this checked suit with a blue waist coat, to stand out:

Or this 3 Piece Blue Corduroy Suit With a Grey Checked Waistcoat:

Or choose this Dark grey 100% Wool 3-piece suit below, where the waistcoat and the rest of the suit blends together:

Opulent Dark Grey Color Men's Single Breasted Designer Suit - VJV Now

Dark grey 100% Wool 3-piece suit

Or this Brown 3-Piece Suit:

Unique Light Brown Color Men's Single Breasted Designer Suit - VJV Now

Unique Light Brown Colour 3 Piece Suit Designer Suit


When & How to Wear It

This is easy; wear the 3-piece suit to any occasion you would wear a suit. It works for daily events as well as formal ones.

To be sure you wear it the right way, follow these two, very simple, rules:

  • Always leave the last button on your dress vest unbuttoned
  • The waistcoat should be long enough to cover your belt line, but not much longer than that

That's all you have to remember! Now that's not difficult, is it?

Go and buy your next 3-piece suit now and tell us how you style it!


What makes a 3 piece suit different from a regular suit?
A 3 piece suit includes a jacket, pants, and a waistcoat, adding an extra layer of sophistication compared to a standard two-piece suit.

Can I wear a 3 piece suit casually?
Yes, you can dress down a 3 piece suit by opting for a more relaxed fabric and pairing it with casual shoes and accessories.

Should the waistcoat match the jacket and pants?
It can, but mixing and matching colors and patterns for the waistcoat can add a unique and stylish touch.

How should a waistcoat fit?
A waistcoat should fit snugly but comfortably, covering the belt line and fitting well under the jacket without being too tight.

Are 3 piece suits suitable for all body types?
Yes, with the right tailoring, a 3 piece suit can flatter all body types. It's essential to ensure a proper fit to enhance your silhouette.

What accessories go well with a 3 piece suit?
Pocket squares, tie bars, cufflinks, and a stylish watch are excellent accessories that complement a 3 piece suit.

Can I wear a 3 piece suit without a tie?
Yes, for a more relaxed look, you can skip the tie. Just make sure the rest of your outfit is polished to maintain a cohesive appearance.

How do I choose the right fabric for a 3 piece suit?
Consider the occasion and season. Wool is great for winter, while lighter fabrics like cotton or linen are perfect for summer.

Is a 3 piece suit appropriate for a wedding?
Absolutely, a 3 piece suit is a fantastic choice for a wedding, offering a polished and elegant look that stands out.

How do I know if my suit fits properly?
The jacket should fit comfortably across the shoulders, the pants should sit at your waist without being too tight, and the waistcoat should button up without any pulling or gaps.