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By three-piece suit am I to assume you don't mean a suit in three pieces, like the one I have after that run-in with the bear? I like what you've shown. The suit and everything about it. But not the shirt, tie nor pocket square. Not a fan of the kalidascope look. Nor of pocket squares in general, unless your nose runs a lot. Or you're a Mississippi river boat gambler, for which you'd also need a tiny moustache.
 

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Derringers are hard on the hands and snubbies are hard on the ears. Better a stout walking stick so you can just pound the bounder properly. Save the CCW for 'last resort' situations.
 

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Trousers are a smidge snug. For me there is something about the color that I like. I know there are some who won't like the shoulder, the collar on the shirt and the candy stripe, the big polkadot tie. No one should complain about the pocket square....
 

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When I was ordering the tweed jacket yesterday, Divij Hemrajani had on the most exquisite 3-piece. He's quite tall and slim so the cut of it flattered him enormously. On me it would look silly. Sadly, I didn't take a picture of it.
 

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Alas, 20 pounds lost would be but a start, but jeez Louise, I'm working on it! However I still find myself put off by that monochrome grey rig. Reminds me of a character named the "Grey Man" from one of Stephen King's old novels...I believe the title was "Dream Catcher.' Those darned "shit weasels" were enough to give any guy a case of the bad dreams! LOL. :crazy:
 

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The mention of 3 piece suits reminds me of the mid 60's when Chipp ran a range of 3 piece suits on the rack. At the end of the season we had about 70 vests that suit buyers left behind in spite of having paid for them.
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You are not the first retailer from whom I have heard such comments.

For myself, I like three-piece suits, both with single and double-breasted waistcoats. I was at Ralph Lauren's mansion at 72nd and Madison recently, and he has, RTW, a navy windowpane double-breasted three-piece suit, with a double-breasted waistcoat. The waistcoat was quite handsome, but fit me like the skin on a sausage, as opposed to the jacket, which fit quite well and comfortably, but overall, the effect was rather odd - all beautiful pieces, but one cannot see the waistcoat when the jacket is buttoned, and wearing a double-breasted jacket open may take a bit more bravado that I am normally able to muster.

Now, if the suit remains on the rack, and gets marked down seriously this spring, maybe I'll pull the trigger - a misplaced sense of thrift can cause better judgment to be seriously clouded ;).
 
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