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HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part III - Page 5196post #77927 of 787175/13/14 at 7:50pmQuote:Originally Posted by GMMcL
Here's something I never posted, from last week sometime (when I was experimenting). I think this meets the Sugarbutch "Contrast Collars Call for Going Big or Going Home" principle.
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Worn with light gray trou and shoes that would meet with widespread condemnation.
This is great, but I'm not crazy about the tie. I wish the dots where all one color or that the tie was solid. The color of the tie is great.post #77928 of 787175/13/14 at 7:57pmpost #77929 of 787175/13/14 at 11:54pmQuote:Originally Posted by CoxsackieQuote:Originally Posted by ammanati
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Not pretending I have the keys to the Book of Rules here, but as most men's style rules can be derived to some extent from first principles, and leaning a little on Wikipedia, here goes:
the history of braces (Click to show)Although belts have been around forever, they only regained currency in Western dress around the 1920s. Before that, their use was largely confined to military uniform (and in the distant past, they were employed to hold a scabbard at the waist). In the 1800s, pents were cut high and belts were therefore impractical. Suspender buttons were sewn to the outside of the pents.
After the 1920s, suspenders gradually lost traction (to coin a phrase), and belts were "in", which of course meant that belt loops became a staple part of pents; if suspender buttons were fitted at all, they were affixed to the inside. I'm not sure when suspenders with clips first appeared, but it would make sense that it was around the time that pents with belt loops and without suspender buttons became common.
Another point to make here is that pents intended for use with suspenders should be cut a little looser than those intended for belting.
Given all the above, it would seem logical that pents should either have belt loops, or have suspender buttons, but not both. It would also be logical that suspenders should never be attached to pents with belt loops - in which case, there is no rationale for the existence of clip suspenders.
However, we should ask ourselves which is the worse sin: trousers intended for use both with belts and with suspenders, or clipping suspenders to trousers with belt loops. I would argue that the former is worse, because it necessitates a compromise in tailoring, with the resultant garment being neither fish nor fowl. The latter option is simply a matter of practicality: it enables a wider choice of outfits from fewer garments hanging in the wardrobe. Thus, clip suspenders can be seen as a valid middle-class solution to a problem which appeared in the 1920s and 30s, as fashions swung away from high-cut waistlines toward the type of trouser we see almost universally today.
I therefore conclude that, from first principles, clipped suspenders are a valid and historically-grounded style choice; however, they should only be worn with pents which have belt loops, as sported by @ammanati in his excellent fit above.
The simple solution to all of this is to just keep you damn jacket buttoned - then no one will know whether you have button-on or clip-on braces or wether you still have belt loops or not etc etc....post #77930 of 787175/14/14 at 12:25amQuote:
That is a distortion of what I suggested (which was that if you're going to wear a contrast collar with an odd jacket, you should go big or go home [although I was not so polite about it]), but this is much better than the first attempt.
re belt loops and suspenders, most RTW pants come with loops, regardless of how tall the rise is, because most men don't wear suspenders. Also, when a suit fits just fine, but is missing suspender buttons, it's not worth it to send it to the tailor and be without when you can just clip on! All about the convenience.post #77931 of 787175/14/14 at 12:42amQuote:
Everything is in the right place. You are really very elegant, as usual. If you can come to my trunk show in London on 20-21 May, we take a picture together. So then we publish and show the differences =)post #77932 of 787175/14/14 at 1:25ampost #77933 of 787175/14/14 at 2:45amQuote:Originally Posted by GMMcL
Early morning meeting, followed by a day full of frivolity punctuated by frantic checks to the blackberry, followed by late evening calls with people on the other side of the globe. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Plenty of details of which to take note. Nicely matched.post #77934 of 787175/14/14 at 2:48ampost #77935 of 787175/14/14 at 2:51amQuote:
A solid PS would enhance the look.
I don't have a solution for a better tie to go with that shirt. The tie and shirt are too matchy-matchy. Checked shirts are really cool but are devilishly hard to coordinate.
I would keep the tie and wear a solid white or light blue shirt.
The suit is a good fit.post #77936 of 787175/14/14 at 2:52ampost #77937 of 787175/14/14 at 3:03amQuote:Originally Posted by mothon
New tie and shoes. Tie is cotton/silk from Howard Yount, and shoes are from Meermin. I need more suede in my life.
Very very elegant...compliments.post #77938 of 787175/14/14 at 3:15amQuote:Originally Posted by CoxsackieQuote:
So then what do you guys do to "fix" your iPhone into place? Is there some kind of adaptor/bracket which attaches an iPhone to a standard camera tripod?
or this if you like DIY projects:
Or just get one of these, which is a pretty awesome thing to have:
http://joby.com/smartphones/griptight-gorillapod-standpost #77939 of 787175/14/14 at 3:29am
Attending a conference over the next few days which will be full of accountants and senior finance people, so keeping it fairly "handy" as we say, and subdued. I went for a puffed up PS instead of a TV fold to keep it interesting. Over the next two days I may alternate between TV and puffed up.Not really; its a "loom band" made by my son.post #77940 of 787175/14/14 at 3:37amQuote:
Ok so I was hesistant to get pants this light. You might have just convinced me mayne.
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