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post #31 of 40
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Braces are very classic,  not out of fashion and "ok" for business Visit the same business irea. Who is wearing a 7 fold ties? A true bespoke suit? A sea island shirts ? No more people than these wearing braces. Does it mean all theses thing are out of fashion?
Yes, maybe things are different where you live, but where I live people do not wear braces. Ties aren't out of fashion, 7-fold or not. Suits aren't out of fashion, bespoke or not. Shirts aren't out of fashion, sea island or not. See where I'm getting at? Your comparison is false.
post #32 of 40
Braces aren't as prevalent as they were, say, 5 years ago, or during the 80s. I have at least 30 pairs, love to wear them, and haven't worn any of mine in over a year. But I hear they're coming back...
post #33 of 40
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But I hear they're coming back...
That would be cool if they did. I love how trousers drape when held up by braces.
post #34 of 40
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It's perhaps overstepping to characterize the Los Angeles area as representative of fashion in the U.S.
True, but except on pensioners, I very seldom see braces being worn.
post #35 of 40
May I ask my dumb question for the day?  How does the observer know whether or not one is wearing braces?
post #36 of 40
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How does the observer know whether or not one is wearing braces?
By the (very noticeable) absence of a belt on an otherwise well dressed man.
post #37 of 40
Since the jacket remains buttoned (I assume.), no one can tell whether the trousers are held up by a belt, braces, or a length of clothesline.  (When seated at table, the napkin provides ample concealment.)   What am I missing?
post #38 of 40
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Sometimes I prefer to wear my jacket open - especially if I am engaging in moderately strenuous activity - weddings, funerals, "functions" (god I hate that word) and other such events often require organizers and their friends and family to get their hands a little dirty. Short of taking off the jacket and rolling up my sleeves, which I've also done on occasion - when audio systems (including support frames) need to be set up, pianos moved, etc..., there are many instances in which a single-breasted jacket might be unbuttoned. When you are wearing your tie loose or going without altogether, for informal events, I prefer my jacket open, period. I don't know, I enjoy suit wearing occasions a *lot* more when I am required to do a little more than just show up.
post #39 of 40
LAGuy-- That'll tell youi how much I know. You didn't strike me as an open-jacket sort of guy. . . . Mike
post #40 of 40
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LAGuy-- That'll tell youi how much I know. You didn't strike me as an open-jacket sort of guy. . . . Mike
Hmmm, I'm not sure what to make of this. I'll take it as a compliment - I am a roll up the sleeves and get down to work kind of guy rather than a show up and eat kind of guy. Works up the appetite, if nothing else.
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