The 3-piece suit: The comeback?


Very fashionable in the 50s and 60s, the three-piece suit would it be back?

Originally, the three-piece suit offered the advantage of wearing the same outfit throughout the year, with the vest as the adjustment variable. The more frequent occurrence of central heating from the 60s-70s and the rationing of fabrics after the Second World War have contributed to disappearance of the vest.

The stars shape the fashion trends … They have been wearing the three-piece suit again for ten years now.

When we talk about movies and elegance, we naturally think of Bond… James Bond. Daniel Craig appears in a three piece suit, 45 years after Sean Connery in Goldfinger (1964). “So British” and so fashionable!

Sean Connery as James Bond in Goldfinger

Sean Connery in Goldfinger (1964) in his grey three piece suit.

Daniel Craig as James Bond in Casino Royale

Daniel Craig in Casino Royale (2002) in his charcoal three piece suit




The modern man cares for his looks… The 3-piece suit outperforms, no doubt, the two-piece suit in elegance. In addition, the 3-piece suit has a practical advantage: The vest keeps you from worrying if your shirt is wrinkled, or bent. It also helps to give the effect of looking fit, almost like a belt around the stomach.

However, the formality of the three-piece suit requires certain rules.  It is best to wear it with a tie. Unless you are in the mood to play John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever let the open collar shirt without tie style to the two piece suit. Wear your three-piece suit with a shirt with an Italian collar, it will form a nice symmetry with the V-shape of the vest. Make sure the length of the jacket reaches your belt and that your tie is not put out. Never close the bottom button of your vest. (Like you would not for the last button on your jacket). And never wear unbuttoned vests and leave your suit jacket always open. What would be the point of wearing the vest if it’s to hide it?

Brad Pitt with a 3 piece suit

Brad Pitt in his dark grey three piece suit

However, “3 pieces ready-to-wear”- suits are rare and still a bit confined to custom tailors.

But after all, wouldn’t be its distinctive look that the man that wears it is looking for?

Create now your 3 piece suit on and choose the style that suits you.

Bliss Tailor