SG_67

Connoisseur
Honestly, I don't disagree with Oldsarge's conclusion regarding the desirability of the first suit, but it would be a tough choice deciding between the first and the third suit pictured.
They’re very similar. I wonder if the lighting were the same for each if they wouldn’t be nearly identical.
 

eagle2250

Connoisseur/Curmudgeon Emeritus - Moderator
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Good eye! The suit coat designs are very similar, as you suggest, but the vest designs are quite different. The collared vest with the third suit is more appealing to my eye.
 

Oldsarge

Moderator and Bon Vivant
While I prefer the vertical line of the single breasted version in the first. The blue stripe in the POW glen check is an added attraction. Still, handsome suits, all three.
 

SG_67

Connoisseur
I love that fabric! And I love the idea of a contrasting button on the waistcoat. I wonder if the suit jacket has similar buttons? I would think so.
 

Peak and Pine

Connoisseur
Still, handsome suits, all three.
No. The middle one's bad news. It needs shoulders. Not the suit, the guy wearing it. Amazing what decent anatomy will do for clothes.
...I love the idea of a contrasting button on the waistcoat.
Just a single one as you mention, or the others we can't see? And what else would you put there but contrasting buttons, gray? Nah. Besides, contrasting's not the proper adjective. Harmonizing is, and they do.

Thus ends your and Sarge's dose of dogmaticizing for the day.
 
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Adriel Rowley

Senior Member
Amazing timing finding this thread about a week after getting back my old friend and don't give a flip if wrong in so many ways. Still don't know why Opa would by a three piece suit, mostly wore odd sport coats when needed. Paired with a modern shirt, modern Brooks Brothers tie, and a modern Panama.

 

eagle2250

Connoisseur/Curmudgeon Emeritus - Moderator
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My friend, your Opa's suit looks good on you...you wear it very well! Any chance on getting a better picture of the Panama, as in the present shot two thirds of the hat didn't seem to make the cut. Have a great day! ;)
 

Adriel Rowley

Senior Member
Oops, forgot to finish my post...

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My friend, your Opa's suit looks good on you...you wear it very well! Any chance on getting a better picture of the Panama, as in the present shot two thirds of the hat didn't seem to make the cut. Have a great day! ;)
Thank you!

Wear it well probably because my first suit and wore to Church every Sunday?

Though back then I was a plump 215 pounds and couldn't fit the vest or pants, though the latter I thought was just the style... Oh the horrible things we do in our youth.

Wasn't my intent to feature the Panama. How about posting in the Summer thread?
 

upr_crust

Connoisseur
This thread, having been bumped recently by Oldsarge's latest postings, caused me to re-read its entries. I noted that someone maintained that one needs a washboard stomach in order to effectively wear a three-piece suit. As a newly minted senior citizen, with the requisite amount of excess avoirdupois one inevitably acquires with age, I beg to differ, with photos of myself, and my three-piece ensembles as evidence to the contrary.
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Tim Correll

Elite Member
This thread, having been bumped recently by Oldsarge's latest postings, caused me to re-read its entries. I noted that someone maintained that one needs a washboard stomach in order to effectively wear a three-piece suit. As a newly minted senior citizen, with the requisite amount of excess avoirdupois one inevitably acquires with age, I beg to differ, with photos of myself, and my three-piece ensembles as evidence to the contrary. View attachment 53220 View attachment 53221 View attachment 53222 View attachment 53223
Even with the dreaded ten pounds the camera adds to a person’s body, you look like you still have a washboard stomach at your age (62 and up is a senior citizen, for what it’s worth), upr crust. If you’re still under 62, you’re not yet a senior citizen.

However, if you just turned 65, you’ve been a senior citizen for three years now (which I guess is still fairly newly minted). I’ve got 17 years and six days to go before I’m a senior citizen.
 
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jc1305us

Active Member with Corp. Privileges
This thread, having been bumped recently by Oldsarge's latest postings, caused me to re-read its entries. I noted that someone maintained that one needs a washboard stomach in order to effectively wear a three-piece suit. As a newly minted senior citizen, with the requisite amount of excess avoirdupois one inevitably acquires with age, I beg to differ, with photos of myself, and my three-piece ensembles as evidence to the contrary. View attachment 53220 View attachment 53221 View attachment 53222 View attachment 53223
Nice to see people taking the time to dress well. Beautiful suits.
 

upr_crust

Connoisseur
Even with the dreaded ten pounds the camera adds to a person’s body, you look like you still have a washboard stomach at your age (62 and up is a senior citizen, for what it’s worth), upr crust. If you’re still under 62, you’re not yet a senior citizen.

However, if you just turned 65, you’ve been a senior citizen for three years now (which I guess is still fairly newly minted). I’ve got 17 years and six days to go before I’m a senior citizen.
Nice to see people taking the time to dress well. Beautiful suits.
Thank you, gentlemen, and for the record, I'm 65 and some small change. Any hint of washboard stomach, however, I will attribute to my tailor, not my abs. ;)
 
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