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post #16 of 36
If my trousers came with both loops and buttons, if I wore braces would it look silly to others as though I forgot my belt? Or would the jacket do an adequate job at hiding this fact?
post #17 of 36
I can see the clip-on suspenders with belt hoops being forgiveable, but not the button ones.
Even the clip-ons can pull the pants unpredictably high enough to reveal to others which way you hang as well as your religion.
Just my own preference, but if one is going to wear suspenders, why not do it right and have certain pants for that use only?
post #18 of 36
I see no problem in it.
post #19 of 36
Prefectly acceptable, most pants come with them anyways so it would not be a problem. You could always get them removed if you really wanted to but I wouldn't.
post #20 of 36
As a tangent to this question, is it possible to have a tailor use extra material from the bottom of the trousers to make side tabs and remove the belt loops? I like braces but would never wear them if I were wearing a suit w/o a tie; in that case I'd always go with a belt. However I'd also do side tabs w/o a tie. My RLBL suits tend to have the tabs and I always have braces buttons added so I can wear braces when I'm dressing up and just tighten the tabs when going a bit more casual.
post #21 of 36
Empty belt loops always look weird to me, even on jeans.

And I realize this a blasphemy as everyone, and I mean everyone, takes a dim view of both belt and braces but I'm pretty sure it was a look in some Edward G Robinson flicks and maybe costner too in JFK and IMO I can see many other frequent eyesores above and beyond belt and braces which shouldn't even be that obvious unless you take off your jacket.

I used to have a pair of pleated, tapered black tousers with a yolk back and braces buttons, plus belt loops set an inch below hebtop of the waistband, clearly meant to be worn with both a la Frank Sinatra, and would love to find another pair like that regardless of the current slm fit flat front trend.
post #22 of 36
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Originally Posted by Captain Winky View Post
As a tangent to this question, is it possible to have a tailor use extra material from the bottom of the trousers to make side tabs and remove the belt loops? .

Yes. I have also used the extra material to make belt loops on pants without belt loops.
post #23 of 36
Please don't.
post #24 of 36
One or the other, not both IMO.
post #25 of 36
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Originally Posted by Ianiceman View Post
And I realize this a blasphemy as everyone, and I mean everyone, takes a dim view of both belt and braces but I'm pretty sure it was a look in some Edward G Robinson flicks and maybe costner too in JFK and IMO I can see many other frequent eyesores above and beyond belt and braces which shouldn't even be that obvious unless you take off your jacket.
I'd like to see some pics to support this claim. I'm not aware of any well dressed individual ever wearing this combination. A quick google search only turned up this poor bastard - While John Lithgow has been in some fine films, his sense of style is not one to be admired. Here's Costner in JFK, with a belt sans braces.
post #26 of 36
OK I admit Lithgow is hardly a shining example.

I don't think that is Costner in JFK. Glasses look different and he looks older/balder.

Maybe Sinatra pulled it off in his younger days?
post #27 of 36
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Originally Posted by why18 View Post
Yes. I have also used the extra material to make belt loops on pants without belt loops.

To clarify further. I prefer not to have the side tabs if I wanted to wear belt, so never both.
post #28 of 36
In the lyrics to the song 'Style' by Crosby and Martin is the line 'he wears suspenders a belt and a vest'!!
post #29 of 36
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Originally Posted by Ianiceman View Post
OK I admit Lithgow is hardly a shining example.

I don't think that is Costner in JFK. Glasses look different and he looks older/balder.

Maybe Sinatra pulled it off in his younger days?


No that's not JFK, that's from pretty early in the film Mr. Brooks, which is one of my favourite films by the way and recommended to all who love clever anti-heroes. Think it's from 2007. It's also recommended for anyone who ever wanted to beat Dane Cook to death with a shovel.


Regarding beltloops.... I think it's unacceptable to wear braces with belt-looped pants, but as far as transgressions go it's about as mild as it gets. It's to be avoided, but I'd rather see someone doing this than someone with huge dimple-free windsor, someone with too long trousers with bunching of the fabric over the shoe, or someone with the vents on a jacket being pulled apart due to the jacket being too tight.
post #30 of 36
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Originally Posted by The Silverfox View Post
No that's not JFK, that's from pretty early in the film Mr. Brooks, which is one of my favourite films by the way and recommended to all who love clever anti-heroes. Think it's from 2007. It's also recommended for anyone who ever wanted to beat Dane Cook to death with a shovel.

I was mistaken, good catch.

And Mr. Brooks is a pretty damn good movie.
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