I recently had the pleasure of doing Paul Feig's hair and makeup for an upcoming segment honoring Steve Martin. Paul is responsible for hilarious works like Freaks & Geeks, Bridesmaids, and The Heat. He looked extremely polished and rather dapper, all thanks to his bespoken three piece suit. I complimented him numerous times. I just could not shake how amazing he looked. Paul admitted that if it wasn't for Steve Martin, he'd never have come to terms with the importance of the three piece suit. It lengthens the torso, it holds your tie in place, and it separates you from the rest of the dudes in the room who are probably sporting clip on ties from TJ Maxx.
Gentlemen, if you have the right type of body (as in NOT short and stout), go for it....and I mean go all the way. If you half-ass a three piece suit, you run the risk of looking like an old time door to door salesman. Get tailored. Go bespoke. Don't you dare be cheap and do not go boxy/American. Do not be afraid to go slimmer than what you're used to. Experiment with colors--ties, shirts, pocket squares, even socks. Paul was wearing a navy suit with fuschia socks with yellow accents, along with a pink & white shirt and matching pocket square. In text, the outfit sounds like it would look a bit loud, but in actuality, it was a perfect outfit for the fall for a rather modest looking gentleman.