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.
Couldn't agree more about the Armoury . . . the clip-ons must go!!
In terms of actual stores, I use these guys:
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.
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
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/