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post #16 of 22
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What would you call them then?

 

I have several pairs, and several pairs of trousers that are specifically designed for braces (although they can take belts too): moleskins and Harris Tweed in this design from Old Town.


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post #17 of 22
^ I have seven pairs of vauxhalls from Old Town now, they're my favourite casual trouser for knocking around the country in. Have you ever been up to Holt to visit their shop? Well worth it if you're in that part of the world. I also have several pairs of braces including a replica of those worn by Gordon Gecko in Wall Street (blue on black eton stripe with white leather ends), a special order from Albert Thurston, bought for me as something of a joke by some friends. To Americans they are "suspenders" by the way, which has rather different connotations over here of course.
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Serious. Not everyone here is American you know, and I certainly am not. So I don't quite get why you might think that calling 'braces', 'braces' is pretentious.

 

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^ I have seven pairs of vauxhalls from Old Town now, they're my favourite casual trouser for knocking around the country in. Have you ever been up to Holt to visit their shop? Well worth it if you're in that part of the world. I also have several pairs of braces including a replica of those worn by Gordon Gecko in Wall Street (blue on black eton stripe with white leather ends), a special order from Albert Thurston, bought for me as something of a joke by some friends. To Americans they are "suspenders" by the way, which has rather different connotations over here of course.


Ah, okay, now I know what he's on about - I'd like to see him ask for suspenders in a department store in the UK! BTW, you are the first other person I have come across who has any Old Town gear. I love their whole attitude and aesthetic. And no, unfortunately, now I am resident in Canuckistan, I don't get to the UK very often, let alone Holt, so I've never been.

 

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Ah, okay, now I know what he's on about - I'd like to see him ask for suspenders in a department store in the UK! BTW, you are the first other person I have come across who has any Old Town gear. I love their whole attitude and aesthetic. And no, unfortunately, now I am resident in Canuckistan, I don't get to the UK very often, let alone Holt, so I've never been.

 


I assumed you were in England as an old town customer. I think I've met one other person who owns anything from them, and nobody on the fora has ever heard of them, but they seem to be doing very well never the less. The corduroy is perhaps my favourite. Very well made, fairly priced, and as you say, a good attitude. My bespoke tailor in London knows them and rates their stuff. Their shop lives up to expectations - in fact most of Norfolk is like something from the 50s anyway, so they fit right in.
post #21 of 22

I was under the impression that 'suspenders' qualified as clip-on while 'braces' indicated the use of a button.

 

Whatever you prefer to call them, they are awesome. They're harder to find in slimmer (not to be mistaken for skinny) widths, though (I like mine about 1.5 inches wide).

 

The ladies love them too.

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I assumed you were in England as an old town customer. I think I've met one other person who owns anything from them, and nobody on the fora has ever heard of them, but they seem to be doing very well never the less. The corduroy is perhaps my favourite. Very well made, fairly priced, and as you say, a good attitude. My bespoke tailor in London knows them and rates their stuff. Their shop lives up to expectations - in fact most of Norfolk is like something from the 50s anyway, so they fit right in.

 

I got most of the stuff I had back when I was living in the UK, but I come back once in a while. I'm in still in touch with them and will definitely be buying from them again, whether or not it contributes to me looking like an 'old man' or a 'hipster' which are among the rather contradictory but generally uncomplimentary verdicts I've had here on my, I admit, still experimental and uncertain adaptation of their kind of look.

 

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