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Suspenders Thick or Thin?

post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 

Hey guys, 

 

I have been a long time reader and recently joined the forum. I recently graduated from law school and currently studying for the Bar exam and trying to get my wardrobe right before so I at least look like I know what I'm doing in the courtroom. 

 

I have a brilliant supply of shoes, shirts, ties, and cufflinks, but I don't own a single pair of suspenders. For courtroom appearances, I believe I want to go with basic brown and/or black leather ones.  However, my problem is that I can't find any recommendations on whether I should go for thicker 2.5-3cm suspenders or thinner 1.5cm suspenders. 

 

So my question is, for an attorney or business professional look, should I go with thick or thin suspenders, and am I wrong about sticking with black and/or brown leather. 

post #2 of 26
Thurstons - which will be wider.

Do you have trousers cut for braces? You do not mention even having suits! Those colours of leather are OK - they should not be seen anyway.
post #3 of 26
Thread Starter 
Yes I do have trousers cut for braces. I have roughly 35-40 suits that fit very good, another 10 that are tailored to perfection, and another 10 that need some substantial tailoring. I believe 8 of my entire inventory are cut for braces, maybe a couple more.
post #4 of 26
2.25cm

post #5 of 26
Thread Starter 

Assume that is a vote for thicker. From the research I did, the thin suspenders are more for club attire, hipster, or anything else not professional. 

post #6 of 26
Here in the UK, very narrow braces are a must-have fashion accessory for all self-respecting skinheads. Like this gentleman:

For a lawyer, standard-width ones would be more professional.
post #7 of 26
Thread Starter 

Agreed, that's not exactly the look I was going for, but perfect advice. Thanks. 

post #8 of 26
Yes, thicker braces (suspenders are the clip on type you don't want, braces are the button type you have). The tie in the pic seems a bit long for you.
post #9 of 26
I buy the narrow braces from Drake's or Albert Thurston. I prefer the narrow braces because I prefer braided ends to leather ends.
post #10 of 26

Wider...thin ones don't seem right for the court room

post #11 of 26
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Wider...thin ones don't seem right for the court room.

I can't believe you take your jacket off!! facepalm.gifsmile.gif
post #12 of 26
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Originally Posted by Punjabjat View Post

Wider...thin ones don't seem right for the court room.

I can't believe you take your jacket off!! facepalm.gifsmile.gif
post #13 of 26
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Originally Posted by Punjabjat View Post

Wider...thin ones don't seem right for the court room.

I can't believe you take your jacket off!! facepalm.gifsmile.gif
post #14 of 26
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Originally Posted by Punjabjat View Post

Wider...thin ones don't seem right for the court room.

I can't believe you take your jacket off!! facepalm.gifsmile.gif
post #15 of 26
Thread Starter 

I would not likely remove my jacket inside the courtroom. However, upon returning to the office, I doubt I will switch into a belt, hence, in the original post I stated courtroom/ business professional. 

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