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Braces with a blazer and flannel pants?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by betep, May 9, 2012.

  1. betep

    betep Well-Known Member

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    Would this be too much clash of formalities?

    Thanks guys!
     


  2. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    I've thought about this. If it is, I believe it is marginal and I wouldn't care. It really comes down to how you like to keep your pants up. I would just make sure to stick with a more casual material for the braces (box cloth over barathea). Also, though I am enamored with white ended braces, I think brown ends would probably make more sense if worn with odd jackets.
     


  3. KObalto

    KObalto Distinguished Member

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    I do it.
     


  4. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    I would, but all my trousers are already made for belts. I am too far in to get out.
     


  5. GBR

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    Probably so. The very thought of a blazer is one for informal circumstances in which it might be desirable to remove it, hence a belt is far more versatile.

    Stick with braces for suits.
     
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  6. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Even when I wore braces with all my suits, which I don't any more, I always disliked braces with odd trousers. Always got my odd trousers with belt loops.
     


  7. Sanguis Mortuum

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    +1. Braces themselves aren't inherently formal, as long as you get ones which are suited to casual wear (though, personally, I also prefer belts with everything).
     


  8. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Distinguished Member

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    If you want to casualize your suspenders, just unbutton one button at one of the anchor points for that devil-may-care look.
     


  9. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Or wear them with a belt.
     


  10. Saturdays

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    that is how I imagine I would want to wear braces.
     


  11. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Just checking, but this is meant to be tongue-in-cheek, right?
     


  12. joe4u

    joe4u Well-Known Member

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    I do agree.
     


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    I never wore braces never liked them much.
     


  14. Saturdays

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    Well maybe not the bow tie, but I'd love to be able to pull'em off like that. I know its not formal, or for the office, but rather a more collegiate/preppy thing, which I love.

    To be useful to the convo, i have never seen pull off flannel pants with bracers AND a sport coat. too much going on.
     
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  15. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Distinguished Member

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    Who told you that suspenders with chinos is a "collegiate/preppy thing?"
     


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