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post #16 of 31
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The beltless trouser looks cleaner and I have to admit it makes me look trimmer around the waist so my entire look is seamless.

 

I'm not nearly as knowledgeable about style as the vast majority of people on this site, and must confess, I would've thought it a big 'no-no' to go beltless (I immediately think 'sansabelt' trousers lol), but have to say, now that I've seen it a good bit, I really like the look!

post #17 of 31
I've recently gone to beltless with braces for my suit pants (another thing I didn't think I'd ever do before SF) and it's a huge improvement in both look and comfort (IMHO). No, wearing a belt isn't like wearing a hairshirt but braces are more comfortable for me.

I do use belts for my odd trousers, and all my odd trousers are RTW. I figured that odd trousers are usually a more relaxed look, but the more I wear braces the less I want to wear belts. I may get brace buttons added to the odd trousers and remove the belt loops...
post #18 of 31

I'm considering the idea of ordering bespoke trousers.  I usually wear the incotex comfortchino but I have so much trouble finding them in a color I want and also in the right size that I might just convert.  

 

Is it common to order a pair of trousers with braces but also ask for the belt loops to be included on the side that way they can be swapped in the future?  I  know it seems excessive but I'm just not sure about wearing trousers with braces when you're not wearing a jacket...  So I might change my mind and want the option of going back.  

post #19 of 31
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Originally Posted by Itsuo View Post

I'm considering the idea of ordering bespoke trousers.  I usually wear the incotex comfortchino but I have so much trouble finding them in a color I want and also in the right size that I might just convert.  

Is it common to order a pair of trousers with braces but also ask for the belt loops to be included on the side that way they can be swapped in the future?  I  know it seems excessive but I'm just not sure about wearing trousers with braces when you're not wearing a jacket...  So I might change my mind and want the option of going back.  


It may not be common, but if the trousers are truly bespoke, you should be able to order anything you want.
post #20 of 31
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So why not come clean in the first instance and say that he is a tailor rather than deny that in Post 3 and admit it in Post 7? As a tailor comment such as Chris Despos, the worth is vastly increased by a simple explanation.
Another tailor could be a valuable contribution if a skilled craftsman with his own work room ie not just someone who measures in shop for MTM.

Are you purposely mis-reading what the OP wrote?  This is a discussion board for men's clothing is it not?  

post #21 of 31
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Are you purposely mis-reading what the OP wrote?  This is a discussion board for men's clothing is it not?  

No I am merely reading what he did type.

See post number sevben from the OP.

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Words seem very strange? Hmm, pleading guilty as charged, your honor!

He concedes the point I make.

May I commend reading the whole thread?
post #22 of 31

^^is all irony lost on you, or just the written kind?

post #23 of 31

and i did read the whole thread.  i am interested in it. exluding the parts where you accuse the OP of some nefarious plot to sell his tailoring services. 

post #24 of 31

Personally, I have never considered wearing a belt with a suit. It has always seemed wrong. I avoid this first of all by buying suit trousers that actually fit, however because my waist line varies a bit with whether it's race season or not (I'm a runner and triathlete), I much prefer suit trousers with side adjusters and/or buttons for braces (if part of a 3-piece), so I'm glad both are becoming more common again.

post #25 of 31
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Originally Posted by FlyingMonkey View Post

Personally, I have never considered wearing a belt with a suit. It has always seemed wrong. I avoid this first of all by buying suit trousers that actually fit, however because my waist line varies a bit with whether it's race season or not (I'm a runner and triathlete), I much prefer suit trousers with side adjusters and/or buttons for braces (if part of a 3-piece), so I'm glad both are becoming more common again.

I've not yet graduated to a point where I feel.comfortable without a belt, and i dont need it to keep my trousers up. I feel, for me, the outfit is unfinished without one.
post #26 of 31
Millerp, good point. I guess it never hurts to ask.


So I have a few follow up questions on side-braces:

Are they considered any more or less formal than a traditional set up with a belt?

Are they only to be incorporated onto suit pants? (Or pants that you expect to always have them covered with a jacket.) Or are they also okay for odd trousers?

Thanks to everyone for the input.
post #27 of 31
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Originally Posted by GBR View Post

Another tailor could be a valuable contribution if a skilled craftsman with his own work room ie not just someone who measures in shop for MTM.

Given the hideous contrasting cuff buttonholes in his avatar, I'm guessing he's a MTMer.



The OP certainly had the feel of an unctuous ad. If you're here to drum up business, be upfront about it.

If it's about imparting knowledge, I think you'll soon find that SF has seen side tabs before.
post #28 of 31

a neat simple good quality pants without belt-loops is my fav 

post #29 of 31

I have begun to like, more and more, trousers wihtout belt loops, but do not have these in abundance at the moment.  There are two reasons:  1. I live in the tropics, where odd trousers, shirt and tie are standard CBD, and odd trousers generally do not come off the rack with side adjusters (there are some brands; it's just not common); and 2)  my weight has fluctuated a bit this year and, with it, my waistline.  I'm not sure I could keep my pants up without a belt!

 

Tha being said, they do form a cleaner line, and tend to come across, even if you are not a clothes junkie, to be special.
 

post #30 of 31
Some months ago I gave suspenders a go and haven't looked back since. Much more comfortable than stiff, suffocating belts. Loopless waistbands have clear lines, cuffs both give eyes something to look at and help the fabric drape better. These are details too few makers offer in RTW.
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