The gentleman’s three piece
As a gentleman you will of course have a vast array of suits, evening wear and tuxedos. However within the realm of your suits you should of course cater for the three piece suit.
The third piece of the suit is, as you know, the waistcoat. The waistcoat was invented by cavemen and was originally a secondary pelt worn underneath their main pelt.
Since these humble beginnings though the three piece suit has brought an air of dignity to the simple suits that we wear for our day to day pleasure.
You can mix and match your waistcoat with your suit. Why not wear a double breasted waistcoat with a single breasted suit? They did it in the 1920s, soon after the dawn of the modern gentleman.
The three piece suit is an asset for the gentleman wanting to look more worldly, wise and learned. Nothing goes better with a leather bound journal, globe of the world and a pipe than a good three piece suit.
However there is a downside to the waistcoat and that is the anti-gentleman. Many anti-gentlemen have adopted the waistcoat for their ‘trendy’ style of dress. Unaccompanied by a well starched shirt and suit, the waistcoat loses all it’s style and finesse.
It’s these types of people who have besmirched the good name of the waistcoat and hence the three piece suit. Luckily, we gentleman are still around to uphold the ideals of our forefathers by donning a three piece suit in all it’s glory.
So there you have it,