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I have no issue with belts, but I prefer side adjusters whenever they are available. I still wear belts maybe 50% of the time.

 

I listened to a good podcast (Freakonomics) on the generally shittiness of belts and their concept.

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I'm a big fan of side adjusters, both the button DAK elastic style for suit trousers and the metal O-ring/D-ring for casual trousers.  I’ve actually had suspender buttons added to trousers with side adjusters, however, just to have the option.

 

Never had the rear adjusters.   

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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@New Shoes1
I prefer the navy one over the grey one. It is better proportioned and looks a lot cleaner. The trousers are a bit too long for my taste and yes, the lapels could be a bit wider. And a tad more room 'round the chest.
The grey one is more problematic, IMO. Though you tell us that the grey one is roomier, the jacket seems to be too tight in the chest (bowing lapels and overlapping quarters, may also be a balance issue). And the buttoning point a bit too high (higher than the navy one?)
The trousers are cut too full compared too the jacket, which makes you look heavier than you are. The sleeves are a lot messier too, perhaps something off with sleeve pitch? A pic from the side would help.
If I were you, I'd take the navy one as a starting point. But with wider lapels and a bit more room in the chest.

I second all of this.
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I'm a big fan of side adjusters, both the button DAK elastic style for suit trousers and the metal O-ring/D-ring for casual trousers.  I’ve actually had suspender buttons added to trousers with side adjusters, however, just to have the option.

Never had the rear adjusters.   

Cheers,

Ac

I have DAK style elastic on two of my mtm suit pants. I had no intent of ever having to use them (given the measurements of the waist was spot on) but I've dropped a little weight lately and used them for the first time last week. Not a huge fan as the elastic pulls in the waist and causes ripples all down the seat. I have no such issues with my D/O ring adjusters.
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There is no substitute for braces.

 

Belts and side-adjusters fail where braces do not.

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There is no substitute for braces.

Belts and side-adjusters fail where braces do not.

If you have a squatters butt a belt will be just fine.

On another note, who came up with these ratings under our usernames? The only rating under my name should be AG, that's All Good!!!
Edited by lordsuperb - 12/22/15 at 7:03pm
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If you have a squatters butt a belt will be just fine.

On another note, who came up with these ratings under our usernames? The only rating under my name should be AG, that's All Good!!!

 

The purpose of this site has shifted again.

 

It started out as a forum to discuss menswear...then it evolved into a site to show off all the things you buy or rather "kop"...and now the entire purpose of your being on this site is to try and get as many thumbs as possible to be better than everyone else. 

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I'd like to wish my fellow onsite legends a happy Festivus.

 

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For others ...

(Joke)

 

Cheers,

 

Ac  :) 


Edited by Academic2 - 12/23/15 at 5:42am
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The purpose of this site has shifted again.

 

It started out as a forum to discuss menswear...then it evolved into a site to show off all the things you buy or rather "kop"...and now the entire purpose of your being on this site is to try and get as many thumbs as possible to be better than everyone else. 

 

I'm currently brokering back room deals to increase my reputation total and create a new platinum elite level.  My understanding is there is a secret level where we get AV discounts on purchases.

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More seriously ...

 

A well-chose belts can be an asset in the context of casual odd jacket/trouser combinations or jacketless outfits.

 

I do agree that, ironically, they work best when the trouser fit is good enough that they're not actually needed to keep the trousers up.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

 

 

 

@Murlsquirl

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The purpose of this site has shifted again.

 

It started out as a forum to discuss menswear...then it evolved into a site to show off all the things you buy or rather "kop"...and now the entire purpose of your being on this site is to try and get as many thumbs as possible to be better than everyone else. 

 

This is hilariously true and I am extremely guilty on all accounts. When I first started coming here 3 years ago I knew nothing about business wardrobe. Now I'm much more refined but it's not without expecting "acceptance" and "validation" from other fellow members (aka complete strangers) which is sad to say as a grown man. The whole thing is becoming a peen measuring and popularity contest.

 

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This is hilariously true and I am extremely guilty on all accounts. When I first started coming here 3 years ago I knew nothing about business wardrobe. Now I'm much more refined but it's not without expecting "acceptance" and "validation" from other fellow members (aka complete strangers) which is sad to say as a grown man. The whole thing is becoming a peen measuring and popularity contest.

Before you take yourself to task for depending on the approbation of perfect strangers, note that these fora are havens for people for whom dressing well and looking good is of interest, which, out in the big bad polyester-clad, dumbed-down world out there, is a very rare thing. We here speak a special language of visual cues, the meanings of which are totally obscure to the general public, but are meaningful to us, so it is not entirely illogical that we would gather in cyberspace to find those who also speak the language (or are similarly afflicted, or have vast reserves of personal vanity, depending on one's point of view).
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Before you take yourself to task for depending on the approbation of perfect strangers, note that these fora are havens for people for whom dressing well and looking good is of interest, which, out in the big bad polyester-clad, dumbed-down world out there, is a very rare thing. We here speak a special language of visual cues, the meanings of which are totally obscure to the general public, but are meaningful to us, so it is not entirely illogical that we would gather in cyberspace to find those who also speak the language (or are similarly afflicted, or have vast reserves of personal vanity, depending on one's point of view).

 

 

I will certainly agree with you in that regard and I've actually had this conversation with my wife several times. My wardrobe purchases and overall attire usually go unnoticed to the general public as I've made a conscience decision to keep my overall look understated free of pretentiousness. Typically the only people who comment on my clothes are individuals who are also interested in menswear. However being that most of us here probably standout among coworkers and friends, it becomes more difficult to do that on SF which inadvertently becomes a competition.

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I will certainly agree with you in that regard and I've actually had this conversation with my wife several times. My wardrobe purchases and overall attire usually go unnoticed to the general public as I've made a conscience decision to keep my overall look understated free of pretentiousness. Typically the only people who comment on my clothes are individuals who are also interested in menswear. However being that most of us here probably standout among coworkers and friends, it becomes more difficult to do that on SF which inadvertently becomes a competition.

Th inhabitants of these fora often are people who wish for visual differentiation, whether within this area of cyberspace, or in the real world. Even before the advent of the Internet, the larger and denser the population, the more there is the impulse to differentiate oneself visually from the crowd (trust me on this, I've lived on the island of Manhattan for 36 years - I've seen differentiations of all stripes . . .)

Don't think of the peacockery around here solely as a competition - it is also the exchange of visual ideas - a dialogue.
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Foo has his own emoticon. Seems unfair for him to have the same descriptor as plebians like me.
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