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Braces with a blazer and flannel pants?

betep

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Would this be too much clash of formalities?

Thanks guys!
 

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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.
 

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I do it.
 

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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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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.
 

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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.
+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).
 

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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.
 

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Or wear them with a belt.
 

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

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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.
I do agree.
 

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

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

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