The last time I wrote about Mark Wahlberg on this blog, I said his style borders on the old fashioned and called it the “Boston boy” look. I think this sense of datedness is largely a result of his defying my expectations – he is, after all, a Hollywood star who almost never wears flashy garments and seems more comfortable in a relaxed fit suit. Even when he wears a three piece suit (check out the pictures below), he’s never overly groomed and always retains an element of ruggedness. This three piece suit is quite traditional, even down to the waistcoat’s unbuttoned bottom pocket, a tradition started by the Prince of Wales in the 19th century. Those slashed pockets he’s sporting aren’t as modern as one might think, either: they’re a 19th century innovation associated with horse riding (ease of access for the horse rider). Lastly, the shimmering block-purple tie is a nice touch but hardly daring. The rich purple brings out the black suit’s luxuriousness.
If you already own a black, navy or charcoal grey suit and a pinstripe suit, a black three piece suit is definitely recommended. It adds formality to your look without losing versatility or decorum. The other great thing about a three piece suit is that it gives you variety. Besides wearing the suit’s three pieces together, you can wear the trousers and the waistcoat without the jacket for a sleek and fashionable look. Black is distinguished and complements the style well. Click on “Get the Look” to start designing your own bespoke three piece suit.