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post #46 of 103
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Originally Posted by TimelesStyle View Post

But in such times past, weren't most, if not all, of a "gentleman's" suits three-piece? In that case, even removing one's jacket wouldn't expose such "unmentionables" as braces, nor would pushing aside one's jacket to fetch something from a trouser pocket (which I can only imagine equivalent to today's women bending over and giving the thong shot).

That's gonna stick with me.facepalm.gif
post #47 of 103
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Originally Posted by Threadbearer View Post


I actually prefer my BB braces to my Thurstons, but I may purchase more from Thurston anyway just because they also do custom work. The yoke is so high on my Thurston braces that it's almost between my shoulder blades; therefore, it shows up as a bump in my suit coat. The yokes on my BB braces are low enough that they are hidden in the small of my back. Much preferred.


I may have got a member on here to pick me up a Burgundy and a Navy pair of BB braces from a local thrift store to him, so hopefully I will have a decent set up! :D

post #48 of 103
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Originally Posted by Jorgeezy View Post



I may have got a member on here to pick me up a Burgundy and a Navy pair of BB braces from a local thrift store to him, so hopefully I will have a decent set up! biggrin.gif

One thing to note; it sounds like Thurston makes all but their Elastic braces from silk, while Brooks Brothers uses nylon for most of theirs (though they do have a few patterned offerings in silk, albeit more expensive).
post #49 of 103
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Originally Posted by jonuiuc View Post

Wait there's a rule they shouldn't be seen? .

only if you're living in the 1890s.

if so, also remember not to appear anywhere outside your bedroom "in your shirtsleeves", and

ALWAYS wear a hat when outdoors.
post #50 of 103
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Originally Posted by TimelesStyle View Post


One thing to note; it sounds like Thurston makes all but their Elastic braces from silk, while Brooks Brothers uses nylon for most of theirs (though they do have a few patterned offerings in silk, albeit more expensive).


Yeah, he managed to pick up a silk pair for himself with the fleece pattern on :) He wouldn't sell me those though, haha!

post #51 of 103
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Wait there's a rule they shouldn't be seen?

Gordon Gecko begs to differ.

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post #52 of 103
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This has been my "to watch" list for so long, thanks for reminding!
 

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Gordon Gecko begs to differ.
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post #53 of 103
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Originally Posted by TimelesStyle View Post

I'd only do that if I had enough material leftover from some kind of alteration/having the suit made to have side tabs made as well. I just think that makes things more versatile (I sometimes wear a suit w/o a tie and wouldn't do so with braces; or imagine traveling light and accidentally breaking the one pair of braces you brought with...).

All of my trousers have side tabs already. I never wore a belt. Only difference now is buttons.
post #54 of 103
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Originally Posted by Bradford View Post

I've never understood this rule either. What is the point in buying fun braces (suspenders) if they are not supposed to be seen? If this is really a rule, shouldn't they all just come in tan or black or some other boring color?

Mine are charcoal/ dark grey. I only wear navy and charcoal in case they do happen to show. I personally don't like "fun" anything.
post #55 of 103
Thread Starter 

My Navy and Burgundy pairs of Brooks Brothers braces are in the post on the way to my house woo!

post #56 of 103
I like when the English buy from Brooks Brothers. Net exports, man. Net exports.
post #57 of 103
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I like when the English buy from Brooks Brothers. Net exports, man. Net exports.

Well, BB is so exotic and ... New World:D
post #58 of 103
Tru dat
post #59 of 103

Another 480 million pairs of BB suspenders exported and the US is in the black for the month.

I just bought some lovely Thurston braces -- must keep the Commonwealth strong. sarcasm.gif


Edited by hobo style - 1/17/12 at 1:10pm
post #60 of 103
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I like when the English buy from Brooks Brothers. Net exports, man. Net exports.


Haha, I try my best! I'll probably live in the US when I am older anyway, so just securing my future ;D

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