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post #21211 of 56339
I like braces, but I worry that braces look very affected on younger gentlemen. I think they are a bit "flashy" day to day for wear in a lot of professions.

Older men can get away with it a lot easier.

it all depends on whether you're looking to make a statement and stand out I suppose.

Thoughts?
post #21212 of 56339

I had all my trousers (that are part of a suit) converted a couple of years back and have never looked back. So much more comfortable than wearing a belt.

 

Considering that no one is supposed to see them I wasn't overly worried about it. Also I was about 29 at the time.

post #21213 of 56339
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post


+1. I've seen the unrefinery piece before, and tend to agree!
I like some of Patrick Johnson's style, but really didn't like the plaited cord that he used to hold his glasses (as shown in the pic above) - particularly as, just as in the pic above, it seemed to be connected to the wrong arm of his glasses.
I've noticed that Alan See, of The Armoury, has unfortunately started wearing a cord from his lapel buttonhole recently, which he apparently uses as a keychain.
Then again, there have been some other egregious things going on at The Armoury lately, too: http://lnsee.tumblr.com/image/35333310035
His co-worker/employee really needs to do something with that tie - and why on earth is he wearing clip-on braces? (Although, having said that, I was surprised to see Ethan wearing clip-on braces in one of the photos on his "Rugged Old Salt" blog a month or two back.)

 

Couldn't agree more about the Armoury . . . the clip-ons must go!!

post #21214 of 56339
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post


I have the perfect photo for the PJ boys to work off...

My lapels are higher than yours....

 

Job for the Cleaner.

post #21215 of 56339
They are that much more comfortable? Tempting.

Do you need to order the pants with any special dimensions or adjustments (other than, obviously, getting no belt loops, side tabs and internal buttons for the braces)?
post #21216 of 56339
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

I like braces, but I worry that braces look very affected on younger gentlemen. I think they are a bit "flashy" day to day for wear in a lot of professions.
Older men can get away with it a lot easier.
it all depends on whether you're looking to make a statement and stand out I suppose.
Thoughts?

I suppose that it depends on what sort of braces you wear, and what sort of outfits you wear them with.

I wear braces sometimes, as I've got several suits that are made for them, and I usually wear pretty conservative shirts, ties and pocket squares when I'm wearing braces. I also have some friends who are in their twenties who wear braces a lot, and again they both dress conservatively - grenadine or silk print ties, relatively plain pocket squares, relatively unobtrusive shoes.

Also, the braces that I tend to wear are quite conservative and quiet - plain burgundy, plain navy, or navy with wine stripes and so on.

I agree that you could, if not cautious, come across as affected and as trying to emulate Gordon Gekko, but if you choose conservative colours and patterns, I think that it looks good. Also, as others such as appolyon have noted, wearing braces with a well-cut pair of trousers feels very comfortable.
post #21217 of 56339
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post


I'd like opinions on this too please smile.gif

 

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Originally Posted by Jimbosaurus View Post

On leather goods, does anyone have any recommendations of brands/stores to look at for a decent leather folio? Just looking for something to hold a note pad and a couple of A4 reports.
No specified price range at the moment, just trying to get an idea of what is out there.

In terms of actual stores, I use these guys:

 

http://www.huntleather.com.au/business/leather-folios.html

 

They are pretty damn good. Aside from that, there are all the American leather stores.

 

EDIT: Beaten by Dartagnan Red.

 

Rob - the il bisonte is glorious.

 

I ended up getting  the zip around, because I am a cheap skate: http://www.huntleather.com.au/hunt-zip-around-envelope.html

 

Looks like a few people have tried Hunt Leather.


Edited by JimmyHoffa - 11/13/12 at 7:46pm
post #21218 of 56339

ive got an il bisonte leather folio i picked up in florence. Only to find that Hunt leather sold the same thing for about the same price!

 

so ill back hunt leather here for my fave store.

 

this is mine  http://www.huntleather.com.au/il-bisonte-zip-folio.html ... in cognac although i regret not getting natural.

 

I find that its probably not big enough - needs another slip

post #21219 of 56339
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

They are that much more comfortable? Tempting.
Do you need to order the pants with any special dimensions or adjustments (other than, obviously, getting no belt loops, side tabs and internal buttons for the braces)?

If you can, a fishtail back is very brace-friendly.
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

I suppose that it depends on what sort of braces you wear, and what sort of outfits you wear them with.
I wear braces sometimes, as I've got several suits that are made for them, and I usually wear pretty conservative shirts, ties and pocket squares when I'm wearing braces. I also have some friends who are in their twenties who wear braces a lot, and again they both dress conservatively - grenadine or silk print ties, relatively plain pocket squares, relatively unobtrusive shoes.
Also, the braces that I tend to wear are quite conservative and quiet - plain burgundy, plain navy, or navy with wine stripes and so on.
I agree that you could, if not cautious, come across as affected and as trying to emulate Gordon Gekko, but if you choose conservative colours and patterns, I think that it looks good. Also, as others such as appolyon have noted, wearing braces with a well-cut pair of trousers feels very comfortable.

And if you keep your jacket on, as I do, no one will even notice. biggrin.gif
post #21220 of 56339
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post


+1. I've seen the unrefinery piece before, and tend to agree!
I like some of Patrick Johnson's style, but really didn't like the plaited cord that he used to hold his glasses (as shown in the pic above) - particularly as, just as in the pic above, it seemed to be connected to the wrong arm of his glasses.
I've noticed that Alan See, of The Armoury, has unfortunately started wearing a cord from his lapel buttonhole recently, which he apparently uses as a keychain.
Then again, there have been some other egregious things going on at The Armoury lately, too: http://lnsee.tumblr.com/image/35333310035
His co-worker/employee really needs to do something with that tie - and why on earth is he wearing clip-on braces? (Although, having said that, I was surprised to see Ethan wearing clip-on braces in one of the photos on his "Rugged Old Salt" blog a month or two back.)

Some style blogs seem to present it as one of two choices. You can either go the oversized black suit with trotters look pioneered by Australian men, or the bloggerblue-superpeaklapels-doublebreasted-bracelets-doublemonks-lapelpin look. There is indeed an in between, which is I imagine where most of us fit in.

 

Clip on braces I can understand partially. They might not be traditional, but they still remain functional. That extra long tie blade thing I've been seeing a bit of, it is ridiculous. To tie your tie like that and get a blade that long, you must be a pretty short guy, and accentuating this just makes you look shorter.

 

The bracelet thing just reminds me of this, which if you haven't seen is just indescribable : http://richkidsofinstagram.tumblr.com/

post #21221 of 56339
Can recommend Hunt leather as well if you are after any Longchamp kit for your missus.
post #21222 of 56339

Im not sure i understand the "function" of braces on MTM/bespoke trousers that have side tabs. Unless its for the look?

 

You need fishtails for braces... or an OTR fat-man suit :)

post #21223 of 56339
I think a fishtail back is something that goes a bit far (ie I don't think I would feel comfortable wearing a pair of trousers with this) - so it's not 100% necessary for wearing braces?

And yeah - do you need side tabs as well if you get pants made for braces? Do they just then enable you to wear them without the braces if you need to?
post #21224 of 56339

MTM/bespoke pants are suppose to be your size ... so you dont need a belt.. why do you need braces?

post #21225 of 56339
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

Im not sure i understand the "function" of braces on MTM/bespoke trousers that have side tabs. Unless its for the look?

You need fishtails for braces... or an OTR fat-man suit smile.gif

Perhaps it's because I am a bit larger around the waist, but I find that whilst my trousers with side-adjusters sit at the right height in the morning, they tend to slip down over the course of the day. Wearing braces stops that from happening.
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