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post #28021 of 33197
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Kira:

 

Just keep an open mind, and keep exposing yourself to new stuff.

 

 

One last thing. About braces, is it more aesthetically pleasing to wear them without the belt loops on the pants? Because I have about 25 pairs of pants, and it seems like hell to spend several hundred dollars on getting them all tailored.

post #28022 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Kira View Post
 

 

One last thing. About braces, is it more aesthetically pleasing to wear them without the belt loops on the pants? Because I have about 25 pairs of pants, and it seems like hell to spend several hundred dollars on getting them all tailored.


I don't wear braces. The folks who do, on here, generally seem to agree that it's best to wear them without belt loops.

post #28023 of 33197
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I don't wear braces. The folks who do, on here, generally seem to agree that it's best to wear them without belt loops.

 

In that case, I'll stick to my belts then.. :/

post #28024 of 33197
I wouldn't worry about it. It's one of those details that is not really noticed in the real world.
post #28025 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

I wouldn't worry about it. It's one of those details that is not really noticed in the real world.

 

That's true. It's just that I wouldn't have to worry about matching the braces with the shoes.

 

By the way, do I still have to match the belt and shoes when wearing a DB jacket?

post #28026 of 33197
How about this? The design is still a bit la di da but the colour look a lot more subdued.
(Not necessarily with the fu tie just as a generally versatile square)


http://www.exquisitetrimmings.com/products/Pocket-Squares/Red-Cabaret-Dancers-Pocket-Square.html

Sorry tried to paste the pic but didn't work.
post #28027 of 33197
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About braces, is it more aesthetically pleasing to wear them without the belt loops on the pants? Because I have about 25 pairs of pants, and it seems like hell to spend several hundred dollars on getting them all tailored.
It's acceptable to wear them with pants with loops, but perhaps somewhat more aesthetically pleasing to wear them with pants lacking belt loops.

However, it's not as simple as dropping a few hundred dollars getting the belt loops removed from your existing pants. Since ideally, pants meant to be worn with braces will fit somewhat differently from those meant to be worn with belts. This is why, when you're getting bespoke pants, one of the key things your tailor will ask you is whether you will be wearing them with a belt, or with braces. (You side adjuster people, stay out of it.)

'Course, if you want to get technical, you're not supposed to remove your suit coat in public. Yeah, yeah, I get how that's not the way it necessarily works in the real world, but in theory that's the rule. And indeed, you're supposed to keep it buttoned, save perhaps when sitting, and sometimes even then. So if you're actually obeying this rule, the "belt loops or no belt loops" question is largely irrelevant, as nobody's going to see your belt loops when you're wearing a buttoned jacket.

(For that matter, if you obey that rule, your braces won't be visible, either. Making any questions about which color/fabric/design/etc. of braces to wear, also irrelevant. Just sayin'.)
post #28028 of 33197
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Originally Posted by ovlov View Post

How about this?
You've stated that you have no experience matching pocket squares to outfits. Such being the case, do yourself a favor and keep it simple. Solid white is simple. White with a narrow colored border is simple. Even navy with white dots is simple.

The pocket square in question is not simple. (Nor particularly versatile.)

I see that you've expressed an interest in "sprezzing up the accessories." But sprezzatura is about "studied carelessness." It's not precisely a synonym for "in your face" or "questionable choice of color or design."
post #28029 of 33197

Every single shoe article/guide i have seen only mentions two types of leather, corrected grain and full grain leather. Is top grain leather not used for some reason?

post #28030 of 33197
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post


It's acceptable to wear them with pants with loops, but perhaps somewhat more aesthetically pleasing to wear them with pants lacking belt loops.

However, it's not as simple as dropping a few hundred dollars getting the belt loops removed from your existing pants. Since ideally, pants meant to be worn with braces will fit somewhat differently from those meant to be worn with belts. This is why, when you're getting bespoke pants, one of the key things your tailor will ask you is whether you will be wearing them with a belt, or with braces. (You side adjuster people, stay out of it.)

'Course, if you want to get technical, you're not supposed to remove your suit coat in public. Yeah, yeah, I get how that's not the way it necessarily works in the real world, but in theory that's the rule. And indeed, you're supposed to keep it buttoned, save perhaps when sitting, and sometimes even then. So if you're actually obeying this rule, the "belt loops or no belt loops" question is largely irrelevant, as nobody's going to see your belt loops when you're wearing a buttoned jacket.

(For that matter, if you obey that rule, your braces won't be visible, either. Making any questions about which color/fabric/design/etc. of braces to wear, also irrelevant. Just sayin'.)

 

Interesting.. I'm really getting tired of examining belts and shoes to make sure they are relatively the same shade of color..

 

When I do get bespoke trousers, I'm probably going to stick to the braces. I'm dubious that some of my mall brand pants will fit well with the braces though. I wanted to switch to suspenders because I don't have to fiddle around with the belts; and I don't have to worry about getting those darn indents on them through wear.

 

About the jacket removal, I am aware of that. I detest the shirt + vest + tie look:

 

 

It completely undermines the use of the vest.

post #28031 of 33197
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post


You've stated that you have no experience matching pocket squares to outfits. Such being the case, do yourself a favor and keep it simple. Solid white is simple. White with a narrow colored border is simple. Even navy with white dots is simple.

The pocket square in question is not simple. (Nor particularly versatile.)

I see that you've expressed an interest in "sprezzing up the accessories." But sprezzatura is about "studied carelessness." It's not precisely a synonym for "in your face" or "questionable choice of color or design."

Well maybe sprezz is not the right word. I just meant I wanted a couple of items that were more fun than usual CBD which is pretty much my entire wardrobe now.

Regarding Pocket Squares, I thought the deal was that the more complex patterns and pictures were meant to be MORE versatile because they have many different flecks of colour that can be picked out in the rest of your attire.

 

I already have a white square but I don't really enjoy wearing it outside of work as it is too sober and also reminds me of where I usually wear it. 

post #28032 of 33197

^^

The colors in the square need to relate to the colors in the rest of the rig. Even if they don't pick up on anything, they need to be "on speaking terms" with the rest of what you have on. Throwing a really bright square into a sedate, conservative outfit doesn't work.

post #28033 of 33197
I wear a 34/36R suit jacket and 28R trouser waist who would do the best slim fit shirts for my body - I am very skinny also.
post #28034 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Kira View Post
 

 

Interesting.. I'm really getting tired of examining belts and shoes to make sure they are relatively the same shade of color..

 

When I do get bespoke trousers, I'm probably going to stick to the braces. I'm dubious that some of my mall brand pants will fit well with the braces though. I wanted to switch to suspenders because I don't have to fiddle around with the belts; and I don't have to worry about getting those darn indents on them through wear.

 

About the jacket removal, I am aware of that. I detest the shirt + vest + tie look:

 

 

It completely undermines the use of the vest.

 

Whether it's generally a good look or not, it's quite unfair to choose one of the most unflattering outfits possible as example.

post #28035 of 33197
Quick question. What would be the ideal pattern braces to wear with shirt similar to this pattern (blue and white vertical stripes). I own three pairs of braces. One vertical navy and maroon, one light beige geometric "indian" pattern, and one solid black. What would be the most ideal and are any of the ones I own acceptable?

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