Mastering the three piece suit


Posted on January 29th, by Esther Quek in Academy, Looks. 3 comments

The Château de Chenailles, just south of Paris, sets the scene as The Rake pits three generations — all in the sharpest suiting (waistcoat imperative) — in a stylistic showdown that proves three’s a crowd to be proud of. Ladies and gents, we give you masters of the three piece suit.

Joe, Anton and Illias compare notes on their Ralph Lauren Purple Labels, Canali, Mariano Rubinacci, Brioni and Ermenegildo Zegna suits and accessories.

Joe, Anton and Illias compare notes on their Ralph Lauren Purple Labels, Canali, Mariano Rubinacci, Brioni and Ermenegildo Zegna suits and accessories.

Left: Joe wears green tartan wool double-breasted coat and dark green and purple motif-print silk tie, both Ralph Lauren Purple Label; white cotton stripe shirt, Canali; gold and green silk pocket square, Mariano Rubinacci; dark green wool trousers, Brioni; black leather brogues, Ermenegildo Zegna. Gold-plated lapel pin and tie bar, both property of The Rake.

Centre: Anton wears brown macro-check wool single-breasted three-piece suit, lilac cotton shirt, brown and purple motif-print silk tie and black leather brogues, all Ralph Lauren Purple Label. Purple polka-dot silk pocket square with white trimming, gold-plated tie bar, and ring, all property of The Rake.

Right: Ilias wears moss green and brown tartan wool single-breasted three-piece suit and pink cotton shirt, all Ralph Lauren Purple Label; brown leather brogues, Brioni. Bright pink crest silk tie, Polo Ralph Lauren (property of The Rake). Pink check cotton pocket square, gold-plated tie bar with red tab, and ring, all property of The Rake.

The three piece showdown

Anton wears cream wool single-breasted three-piece suit, white cotton shirt and black silk tie with white stripe, all Cifonelli. Black and grey strip cotton pocket square, silver-plated tie bar, and ring, all property of The Rake.

Anton wears cream wool single-breasted three-piece suit, white cotton shirt and black silk tie with white stripe, all Cifonelli. Black and grey strip cotton pocket square, silver-plated tie bar, and ring, all property of The Rake.

Ilias wears navy pinstripe wool single-breasted three-piece suit and light blue stripe cotton shirt, both Cifonelli; black leather shoes, Brioni. Brown crest silk tie, pale blue check cotton pocket square, gold-plated tie bar, and cigar pipe, all property of The Rake.

Ilias wears navy pinstripe wool single-breasted three-piece suit and light blue stripe cotton shirt, both Cifonelli; black leather shoes, Brioni. Brown crest silk tie, pale blue check cotton pocket square, gold-plated tie bar, and cigar pipe, all property of The Rake.

Joe wears blue and brown check wool three-piece suit,  pale blue cotton shirt and navy silk knit tie, all Ermenegildo Zegna. Blue and pale yellow check cotton pocket square, property of The Rake.

Joe wears blue and brown check wool three-piece suit, pale blue cotton shirt and navy silk knit tie, all Ermenegildo Zegna. Blue and pale yellow check cotton pocket square, property of The Rake.

Joe, Illias and Anton decide to call a truce and in celebration of their favourite labels, enjoy a black tie affair.

Joe, Illias and Anton decide to call a truce and in celebration of their favourite labels, enjoy a black tie affair.

From left: Joe wears red tartan wool single-breasted two-piece suit, blue cotton shirt with white collar, black wool-silk double-breasted waistcoat, white cotton pocket square and black leather lace-up brogues, all Ralph Lauren Purple Label; gold-plated menorah lapel pin, Kevin Seah. Red tartan cotton bow-tie and black cotton socks, both property of The Rake.

Ilias wears black wool single-breasted three-piece tuxedo suit, Gieves & Hawkes; white cotton tuxedo shirt, Camps de Luca; black silk-grosgrain bow-tie, Tom Ford; brown and black print silk pocket square, Canali; brown leather lace-up brogues, Ralph Lauren Purple Label. Cigar pipe, property of The Rake.

Anton wears dark grey pinstripe wool single-breasted three-piece suit and white cotton shirt, all Timothy Everest; black silk-grosgrain bow-tie, Tom Ford; black houndstooth silk pocket square, Canali. Ring, property of The Rake.

  • Photography Assistant: Maxim Chanet.
  • Fashion Assistants: Melissa Moreau
  • and Nina Sahlin.
  • Grooming: Tomoko Kanakubo.
  • Models: Ilias Petrakis, Joe Kloenne and Anton Nilsson, all MgM – Marilyn Agency, Paris.
Special thanks to SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY FRANCE for the kind use of Château de Chenailles, located near Orleans, south of Paris, France (for sale at €12,750,000 by Jolies Demeures Sotheby’s International Realty, emmanuel.lemaire@sothebysrealty.com, +33134867178).

 





3 thoughts on “Mastering the three piece suit

  1. I’ve just gone blind ! Try-hard, badly cut and distastefully put together. There’s so much pretence about this: they’re not wearing clothes so much as circus costumes..

  2. Not one of them is wearing a belt.I like my three-piece suits but have I committed a crime against fashion wearing them with a belt?

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