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post #76 of 103
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Originally Posted by TimelesStyle View Post

I honestly think that as a bigger guy you'll want the trouser waist to hit where you're largest. Going lower means you'll have your gut hanging over your waistband (particularly problematic/uncomfortable with braces) and going higher means you'll have a bulge in the front of your trousers (and not the good kind wink.gif). Also, the idea with braces is to have your trousers suspended (hence the term "suspenders" at just the right point without pinching your waist with a belt. If you have a gut to contend with then I'd think this especially true since you'll have to tighten it a bit more (whereas others would use their hip bones to help keep trousers from sliding down).

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post #77 of 103
Thanks a lot guys - because of this thread I went ahead and purchased another pair of braces on Ebay yesterday... http://www.ebay.com/itm/390381165440?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

Yellow, silk, Brooks Brothers smile.gif
post #78 of 103
Nice score. Since all of my suits right now are PRL and half of them don't have belt loops, I did the natural thing and got me a set of PRL braces. Hunter green silk with a purple square design and brass & leather fittings. Those things are awesome but they seem to do something weird to my shirts when I'm sitting.
post #79 of 103

Thank you pB and TS for the advice. I spent some time at the mirror working with your recommendations and decided to not ignore it and make sure the trousers will have a high enough rise. My belly doesn't hang that low and my body is fairly long (meaning I have shorter legs :)) and I want to avoid a clownish look. There's a gent of Indian descent here in the office who's not very tall (5'5 maybe?), has a huge belly, but wears dockers with a belt right around the widest part of his impressive gut. Trouser legs are a bit short, showing his classy formerly-white-now-grey-ish running shoes with colored socks. Makes me think of an obese Steve Urkel, in a way.

 

Anyway, again thanks for the advice. I'm looking forward to see a tailor.

post #80 of 103
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Originally Posted by NORE View Post

Those things are awesome but they seem to do something weird to my shirts when I'm sitting.

Gathering all the fabric at the front so that it pokes out looking like you're pregnant? This was how I first realized I needed slimmer fitting shirts ... but somehow I doubt that you're wearing "traditional fit." Some other problem?
post #81 of 103
Thread Starter 

Man, I just got done for £13.10 (like $20) for a tie I ordered from onix on here to pay tax or some shit.

 

Is that the same for all imports from US? Like the guy who sent me the Braces will I get done over for those by customs too?

 

Negasaurus rex man, how the fuck did they calculate £13.10 when I only paid $40 for the tie boxing[1].gif

post #82 of 103
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post #83 of 103
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Originally Posted by howbah View Post

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.

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post #84 of 103
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Originally Posted by Will View Post

Thurston makes braces from barathea, boxcloth and a jacquard that uses nylon. They only do silk by special order, with a minimum of a couple hundred pieces so it's not seen very often. Which is ok as it doesn't wear very well.

Sorry to necro-post, but I would like to know what the different properties of the different materials for braces are? I am thinking about look, colour, formality, durability, elasticity etc.
post #85 of 103
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Originally Posted by Patrologia View Post

Gathering all the fabric at the front so that it pokes out looking like you're pregnant? This was how I first realized I needed slimmer fitting shirts ... but somehow I doubt that you're wearing "traditional fit." Some other problem?

No, that would be my belly smile.gif I meant the shirts bunch up on the chest/shoulder area. I figured out I was wearing the braces too tight and loosened them a bit which helps. Also, the silk allows the shirt movement.
post #86 of 103
What color braces for a navy db suit to be worn at evening wedding? Grey braces with white ends or ivory braces with white ends?
post #87 of 103
Well, I think it shouldn't matter because they shouldn't be seen... devil.gif
post #88 of 103
I know i know but the jacket eventually comes off
post #89 of 103

I read elsewhere on this forum that wearing braces around the office without a jacket isn't a no-no. It's walking out of your house to go to work wearing braces and no jacket that's the no-no.

 

Of course you take your jacket off at work. I mean, who doesn't? 

post #90 of 103
I don't actually.
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