The Three Piece Corduroy Suit : Part I

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Taking a page out of the 1960 & 70s, the three-piece corduroy suit is back with a vengeance (and is cooler than ever). As a kid, rocking corduroy was slightly embarrassing because it was thought of as extremely outdated. The new corduroy suit offers a thinner wale (which are the ridges in the fabric) and a more modern cut that most guys will look great in. There are many ways to put looks together with a three-piece suit in of any kind, however; the corduroy suit is special because of its ability to keep you warm and really complement the cold weather seasons.

More often than not, the introductory color for a corduroy suit is khaki (which can be seen as the most versatile and similar to cotton khaki suit). This feature will show you just 5 of the many ways that you can style an Olive Green corduroy suit (which can be found at Onassis Clothing).

Benefits & Style Tips of Rocking the Corduroy Suit

  • During the fall and winter months, you can wear this suit with minimal layering and remain warm as hell.
  • Typical corduroy suits are produced in earth tone colors like khaki, olive-green, maroon and navy blue. These tones not only work well with the season, they often act as a blank canvas for pairing other warm colors with the outfit.
  • For a slimmer cut, go with a corduroy with a high wale count (which mean more wales (cords) per inch).
  • All of the pieces of a three-piece corduroy suit work well as separates.
  • Heavy or fine gauge knits are perfect complement to a corduroy suit.
  • A leather shoe will give a more sophisticated vibe when paired with this suit.
  • Add a brown or oxblood color boot to change up the look from the traditional Oxford shoe.
  • Don’t be afraid to wear suede shoes with cords. The textures complement each other well.
  • Rock it as business suit! You’ll actually look like a bad-ass. Or at least you’ll look like you appreciate classic menswear.

1. Fall Business (Full 3 Piece Suit)

Corduroy 3 Piece Suit by Onassis Clothing (available online & in-store now) 

Plaid Wool Tie by The Knottery – White Oxford Shirt by Frank & Oak – Pocket Square by The Tie Bar – Eyewear by Urban Outfitters

Cooper Brogued Wingtip Lace Ups by Fin’s For Him – Argyle Socks by Merona – Rose Gold Watch by Michael Kors

2. Just The Trousers

Chunky Wool Turtleneck Sweater by H&M – Corduroy Trousers by Onassis Clothing

Watch by Timex – Cordovan Leather Watch Strap by Da Luca Straps

Oxblood Loafers by Aldo

3. Trouser & Waist Coat

Corduroy Waist Coat & Trouser by Onassis Clothing

Plaid Shirt by Onassis Clothing – Bow tie by Lumina

Tan Suede Wingtips by Mike Konos

4. Blazer, Trouser & a Turtleneck

Corduroy Blazer & Trousers by Onassis Clothing

Brown Wool Hat by H&M – Fine Gauge Turtleneck by Banana Republic – Plaid Pocket Square by Brooks Brothers

Tan Boots by Asos

5. Just The Waist Coat (In Layers)

Khaki Cargo Pants by Uniqlo – Captoe Tan Boots by Asos

Olive Green Corduroy Waist Coat by Onassis Clothing – Plaid Shirt by Frank & Oak – Vintage Denim Levi’s Trucker Jacket – Camo Pocket Square via Merona

Photo Credit : Marina T. Peele

Styled/Modeled : Sabir M. Peele


Sabir M. Peele



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Author:Sabir M. Peele

Founder & Creative Director of menswear style & lifestyle blog Sabir serves as an independent brand consulting working with brands like GQ, AskMen, Indochino & Z Zegna (among others). Selected as #GQFall Best Dressed in 2013 & one of Esquire Magazine Best Dressed Real Men in America in 2010. Follow @MensStylePro on Instagram/Facebook/Twitter. Email with your inquiries.

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23 Comments on “The Three Piece Corduroy Suit : Part I”

  1. William
    October 8, 2012 at 1:10 AM #

    I really like these looks. You are just another great example of guys our age who know how to dress

    • October 8, 2012 at 1:23 AM #

      Hi William,

      Thanks for the kind words. I’m 26 yrs old and trying to keep it fresh.



  2. October 8, 2012 at 7:57 AM #

    Great post. I’ve come across a few corduroy suits that I liked but was a bit apprehensive on adding them to the collection. This post has provided a lot of inspiration, so i’ll be sure to try them out. Thanks!

    • October 8, 2012 at 9:28 AM #

      Hi @MrRePHIned,

      I am happy this post could inspired you. Corduroy suits get that “old-fogey” reputation, so it’s nice to see a modern cut for this era.



  3. October 8, 2012 at 9:24 AM #

    Super looks…I love the trouser look.I am a big fan of Linen,so always buy linen fabrics from linen club stores & I will suggest you to try a suit of linen fabrics,then only you can feel the difference of linen from others.

  4. October 8, 2012 at 9:57 AM #

    Another Great Post Sabir!! The plaid wool Bowtie is CRAZY! I see that you went with a cuffed pant vs. a plain front…any reason why, or were they purchased already hemmed?

    • October 8, 2012 at 10:39 AM #

      Hi Rob,

      Thanks for dropping by. With heavy fabrics I like a cuff. The cuff weighs down the pants for less movement when walking. Also, I a cuffed pants in some situations look better with a dress shoe (imo). I had a the cuff added after.

  5. October 8, 2012 at 10:35 AM #

    Nice suit!

  6. Dee Swopes
    October 8, 2012 at 11:04 AM #

    Love the looks, especially the one with the plaid shirt and the bow-tie, thats flavor. And I’m a big fan of the suede wing tips.

  7. October 10, 2012 at 12:17 PM #

    Yet another impressive blog on men’s fashion, the corduroy suit is a great addition to any fashion forward closet. I frequently re-blog your articles for my readers. Keep up the great work. Ding! Ding!

    • Sabir Peele
      October 11, 2012 at 12:53 AM #

      Thanks for dropping by. I definitely appreciate the reblogs.



  8. goldenmango
    October 11, 2012 at 11:15 AM #

    How would you compare the fit of the Onassis suit jacket to Frank+Oak? Did you have to get any tailoring done on the jacket. The Denim jacket with the waistcoat is super. Great blog.

    • October 11, 2012 at 11:56 AM #

      Hi Goldenmango,

      I was said the fit of the Onassis Blazer is more tailored than the F&O. In the case of both blazers, I’ve had no alteration made. The denim jacket + waistcoat is one of my favorite looks too.



  9. October 12, 2012 at 8:27 AM #

    Love the tan boots, but damn they’re out of stock.
    Love the blog and redesign. Keep up the great work!!

  10. October 13, 2012 at 10:27 PM #

    Wow you really know how to rock that suit. Good job and keep this up!


  11. October 17, 2012 at 11:23 AM #

    Hi Sabir

    I have been pretty hesitant on wearing corduroy’s but after reading this article I’m going to give it a shot.

    I really like how you showed how versatile a 3 piece corduroy suit can be by wearing it in a wide variety of ways. My personal favourite is paring the vest with the Jean Jacket.

    great article!


    • October 17, 2012 at 12:34 PM #

      Hi Matthew,

      It’s always risky taking the leap into corduroy. Onassis did a great job giving this one a modern cut.

  12. October 18, 2012 at 1:07 AM #

    The brown suit and the boots are magnificent. Really a wear for cocktail party.

  13. October 19, 2012 at 10:34 AM #

    Look number 5 is awesome! Love the boots and the denim jacket pairing.

  14. November 10, 2012 at 2:37 PM #

    he is looking good

  15. Arun
    January 5, 2013 at 3:16 AM #

    Love the denim jacket, Sabir. I checked out the Levi’s website and can’t figure out the color pattern you’re wearing in the pictures; ‘Ghost’ or ‘Dark Summit’. Any help would be appreciated!

    • January 5, 2013 at 9:08 AM #

      Hey Arun,

      So I’m not sure which one it is. I got that jacket off eBay 4 years ago. I think the Ghost version is the most comparable.

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