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post #16 of 28
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Originally Posted by Manton
I avoid them altogether in the summer, and have my summer suits cut for belt trousers. Braces are just too hot.

Surely this is a case of to-each-his-own, but I find braces no more oppressive in summer heat than a strip of leather affixed around my waist. Of course, I'm exactly the kind of dunderhead who thinks merino wool socks are more comfortable in the summer, so take my perspective with a grain of salt.
post #17 of 28
I have a white pair for use with a dinner-jacket, and a pair of green Regent ones, that I never seem to use. I feel I'm still not old enough for braces on a regular basis.
post #18 of 28
I think braces can be comfortable in summer because of the looser fit. Of course, belt/side tabbed trousers worn lower than the waist are even nicer, if not necessarily the best looking.
post #19 of 28
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Originally Posted by JLibourel
Of course, green is for farmer too! I queried Ernest on that very point in a thread we had not too long before he was banned, in the course of which he stated that he had never articulated this as a principle because it was too obvious to need mentioning.

Is Greenwich village full of hillbillies in Green ?
post #20 of 28
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Originally Posted by RJMan
hunter = farmer with gun

Laughing My Fucking Ass Off.

Speaking of an Ass, how many versions of Ernie you think are on the forum right now?

Jon.
post #21 of 28
Forgive my ignorance, but I remember hearing that a really well-fittin suit should work fine without braces OR a belt? Maybe I'm just crazy.
I also love Henry Fonda's quote from Once Upon A Time in the West:
How can I trust a man with a belt AND braces - he doesn't even trust his own pants!
post #22 of 28
Certainly trousers can be cut to sit correctly if one's size never fluctuates, and it is done well. The first condition is nearly impossible. Also, proper brace-taking trousers are cut a little larger in the waist and would not stay up alone. This is not an example of ill fit.
post #23 of 28
I don't really use them, but I may if I get some higher rise pants in my next suit.
post #24 of 28
About twice a week. Much more comfy (and perhaps stylish) than a belt.

Also, in a rare disagreement with Manton, I find that braces are actually cooler than belts in the summer. I suppose the lack of cinching around the waist allows hot air to escape from the top of the trousers, allowing cool air to enter from the bottom. I find added heat from two 1.5" straps to be negligible.
post #25 of 28
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Originally Posted by NewYorkBuck
I find that braces are actually cooler than belts in the summer. I suppose the lack of cinching around the waist allows hot air to escape from the top of the trousers,
What's goin' on down there?

--sleepless RJ
post #26 of 28
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Originally Posted by whoopee
WIth all suits but linen. Purple, red, and green generally - on occasion, white or black. Solid Thurstons.

Why not with linen suits? Is this just personal preference or would it be considered one of the rules?
post #27 of 28
I never wear them.
post #28 of 28
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Originally Posted by Bradford
Why not with linen suits? Is this just personal preference or would it be considered one of the rules?

Lower rise; they wouldn't work well.
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