When I dress up in a suit and tie the most comfortable solution I have found is wearing a belt and braces. The braces hold my pants up, a thick bull hide belt provides a place to hang pieces of equipment. With the bending, lifting, and running I sometimes engage in; by using a belt and braces I don't have to cinch my belt airtight around my waist and aggravate back problems. The equipment isn't necessarily visible, could be in the waist band or in a tactical leather waist pack disguised as a camera bag.
Would the belt and braces look still reduce my status among the style literate and style forum initiated?