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Wearing a suit with suspenders to a nightclub

post #1 of 215
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Hello gentlemen,

I'd like to know what the rule is for wearing suspenders outside the "office", per se. Is it too formal to wear them to a nightclub?? And what about wearing them without a tie??

In essence, I just don't want to look like an idiot and have my dawgs ask me "Hey! Just come back from the office have you??" and other comments of such nature, mainly on account of me being 21 years old and a student...

So yeah, is it alright to rock the suspenders with an open shirt sans the tie?? Or does one require a tie to look more complete and presentable??

Thanks friends,
Jayman
post #2 of 215
suit in the club period=douche.

its always people who dont wear suits to work that wear them to the club. if the club wont let me in in a t shirt, and air maxes, im not goin.
post #3 of 215
Unless you are actually wearing this already and decide to go out I can't imagine why you would dress like this solely to go to a club. You're going to get comments, there is no way around this, it is just up to you whether you let it bother you.
post #4 of 215
i think a suit can work in a club ... dark colored, very well fitting, without a tie ... couple buttons opened. you should obviously be in VIP, surrounded by 5 women who average out at 9.

suspenders in a club ... that just doesnt even sound right ... and i doubt it looks right either.
post #5 of 215
If you can pull it off, mazel tov. But I think this would be very tricky. Here's why:

There is virtually no office attire that translates well to a club setting. Now, there are suits one can wear to a nightclub, but they're not the same suits you would wear to an office. Same is true of shirts, slacks, shoes, etc.

Suspenders aren't too formal, per se, but they reek of office. If you were Andre3000 you could pull it off. But you're not Andre 3000.

If you're going to do it anyway, read on. You would need pants with suspender buttons because no one is dumb enough to wear clip-ons, right? Right? Because no club-appropriate pants I have ever seen in my entire life have had suspender buttons, you'd have to have them added, which would also necessitate removing the belt loops because you don't want... you already knew this, didn't you? Good.

So, assuming you have all that, you need to find a shirt that...

You know what? Never mind. Just don't do it.
post #6 of 215
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Originally Posted by detroiter View Post
if the club wont let me in in a t shirt, and air maxes, im not goin.

That's irrelevant... Im not wearing a suit cos its dress code or whatever, Im just wearing it cos I want to wear it...

I may not wear suits to work but I wear them often anyway, whether it be to lunch, dinner or a party. Theres nothing more baller than looking good in a quality suit. And since I never wear belts, this is where the issue of wearing suspenders comes in...
post #7 of 215
Seriously, why would you wear a nice suit to a place where you will probably have a drink spilled on it, come out reaking of smoke, possibly get in a fight. Suits=office wear. $5 dollar white t shirts from the corner store, and jeans from the slae rack and air maxes=club attire.
post #8 of 215
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Originally Posted by Sazerac View Post
If you're going to do it anyway, read on. You would need pants with suspender buttons because no one is dumb enough to wear clip-ons, right? Right? Because no club-appropriate pants I have ever seen in my entire life have had suspender buttons, you'd have to have them added, which would also necessitate removing the belt loops because you don't want... you already knew this, didn't you? Good.

All my suit pants have suspender buttons since I never wear belts. And Im not talking about wearing an explicit "business" suit, Im talking about a nice, well-tailored Canali Exclusive suit that, in essence, works for both work and leisure...
post #9 of 215
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Originally Posted by detroiter View Post
$5 dollar white t shirts from the corner store, and jeans from the slae rack and air maxes=club attire.

I think you may all have misunderstood what I mean by "nightclub"...

Without being too blunt, Im talking about going to an exclusive club, on a vip table, and a bill that will most likely total over £2K.

And here's me attempting to be modest...
post #10 of 215
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Originally Posted by jaymanjones View Post
I think you may all have misunderstood what I mean by "nightclub"... Without being too blunt, Im talking about going to an exclusive club, on a vip table, and a bill that will most likely total over £2K. And here's me attempting to be modest...
How come this happens in every thread...OP asks, then people give their opinion, you don't like it...so in the end, do what you want since you've already justified it.
post #11 of 215
It depends on the suit and it depends on the club. But 83.7% of the time wearing a suit to club is bad idea. Even in the VIP areas men are very rarely dressed in a suit. And when they are, it's a very specific kind of suit with a very specific kind of shirt. I have maybe seen a tie in a club once or twice, and it was being worn by either the owner or a cop playing who-has-the-coke. I haven't seen suspenders in a club even once.
post #12 of 215
Be careful now. We got a big spender with us.

In that case, if you are not wearing a bespoke suit with bespoke braces forget it.
post #13 of 215
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Originally Posted by elippsis View Post
How come this happens in every thread...OP asks, then people give their opinion, you don't like it...so in the end, do what you want since you've already justified it.

What the hell are you saying? Theres obviously been a misunderstanding since everyone thought I was referring to a trashy, cheap club and I am not... Im talking about an exclusive, classy nightclub...
post #14 of 215
The purpose of suspenders -- more properly known as braces -- is to hold up your trousers. Given that it's just as wise to have your trousers remain up at a nightclub as it is at the office ... I see no reason why you can't wear them to a club. This, of course, assumes that you are wearing them to hold up your trousers ... and not as costume.
post #15 of 215
Nightclub and classy in the same sentence.

Just sayin.
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