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THREE'S THE MAGIC NUMBER

08.10.12

Sartorial style has continued to rise over the last few seasons, with the classic gentleman look making a welcomed return. This tailoring trend has reached brand new heights for AW12, seeing the three-piece suit truly take centre stage.

The History of the Three-piece

Suiting as we know it today originated from the three-piece style, although the three pieces were not all established at the same time. In the mid 1600s, King Charles II introduced a sleeveless garment with pockets and buttons that was known as a vest. The style was cut and shaped so it reached just above the waistline, leading to it eventually being renamed a “waistcoat.” The first piece of the three-piece suit was born.

By the late 1700s, men swapped their knee-breeches for trousers and tailcoats for fitted suit jackets. George Bryan ‘Beau’ Brummell, the man who claimed to take five hours a day to dress and recommended that boots be polished with champagne, is credited for introducing the three-piece suit to society, changing the face of men’s fashion forever.

Present Day

The three-piece suit is making a huge comeback this season, both in and out of formal environments. Our brilliant Broadwalk  three-piece makes it clear why the style is making its way back into the limelight, with its vintage-inspired design in soft heritage tones. What's more, you can wear the full suit or each piece separately with more casual attire.

 

Browse our full range of three-piece suits here.