Its time to refer to something that relates to the gents out there. This three piece suit of clothes is the granddaddy of the three piecer you very well may have in your closet right now. Sure, the notion of a full set of clothes that all companioned each other was not by any stretch a new one. But it was at this time that the shapes we understand and use really began to take form.
With blessings upon the Met and their astonishing collection, this French court suit.
A suit like this one, made up entirely in silks and luxuriously embroidered would have been required evening and formal wear at court functions. At the extreme end of things, suits of this type could be festooned with gold or silver lace, and scattered with metal sequins, with paste, or even genuine precious stones. Even the buttons were embellished, often, as here, covered in the suit fabric and embroidered over their entire surface to match the suit.
There have been times since this fashion that a similarity of cut and feel has crept quietly into men's clothing again, most notably during the Peacock Revolution of the 1960s, when young men experimented a while with looks garnered from other times. Its only now, though, that men's apparel is really beginning to explore this style again, not in terms of recreating it entirely, but gleaning ideas from it, and so it regains currency in the modern Attire language.