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Braces with a midnight blue tuxedo.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by joshnappa, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. joshnappa

    joshnappa Member

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    Hello All,

    Just a curious question, I've purchased a midnight blue tuxedo with peak satin lapels and I am looking to get the pants tailored to accommodate for braces, particularly the Albert Thurston White Moire Braces as worn by Daniel Craig in Skyfall/Casino Royale.

    First question is: I am 20 with a slim build, these braces measure at 40mm width...do you think they will be too thick for me? I am a size 36 - 38 slim jacket, depending on the brand.

    Second: These braces come with two different metal finished for the adjustment buckles, Gold or Silver, I noticed with a black tux in Casino Royale bond wore the gold ones whereas in Skyfall he wore the silver with the midnight blue....Should I pick the one that is relevant to my suit color?

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/ALBERT-T...63932?pt=UK_Braces&hash=item3cdc7307dc&_uhb=1

    Those are the braces there.

    :)
     
  2. msulinski

    msulinski Well-Known Member

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    In theory, it does not matter. You should not be exposing your braces anyway, as you should keep your jacket on.
     
  3. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Well-Known Member

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    +1. The only person who should technically see them is yourself, but if you like them then go for it. I'm a slight build too and wear Thurston with suits, and they are a little overwhelming, however keeping your jacket on at all times is the best idea otherwise you begin to look a bit like Patrick Bateman.

    There isn't a relevant suit colour either for the buckles...I'd choose the one that matches your watch colour, or perhaps the buckles on the back of your cummerbund - both meaningless but better than nothing.
     
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  4. GusW

    GusW Well-Known Member

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    Go with the color metal that matches your cuff links and studs
     
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  5. joshnappa

    joshnappa Member

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    Thank you all, appreciate it! :)
     
  6. Sir Royston

    Sir Royston Well-Known Member

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    I always wear white braces with Gilt finishings.. I think It looks rather spiffing
     
  7. joshnappa

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    Bought the braces guys, ended up going for the ones with the silver finishings, these things look amazing.
     

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