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Braces

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by yywwyy, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. yywwyy

    yywwyy Distinguished Member

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    Where do you guys buy braces? No pictures of teeth please.
     


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    Nice. Any color and material recommendations for my first braces ever?
     


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    For the boxcloth braces, what size would be recommended? I am 6 feet on the nose. Do I go with XL or L and cut down to size?
     


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    Get your own thread poop muncher.
     


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    Albert Thurston has one of the best. I love their sized braces.

    Trafalgar makes some real funky pattern that are called limited editions. I hate the fact that they are one size fits all.
     


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    The Armoury or Albert Thurston!

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    I would go wine with navy stripes from Thurston, but buy a brace that will compliment your wardrobe nicely.

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    or if you want to spend the money, I really like this Trafalgar brace, but it's a little less versatile—more for the country club I think.
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    Are the fabric ends of Trafalgar nice? Leather looks better to me, but I have no idea what I'm talking about.
     


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    In my opinion the fabric ends lend to a more formal look.
     


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    Do you think silver is a good basic color? I'm unsure about darker colors because they would clash with my light colored shirts.
     


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    Dark colors like navy go well with light shirts because it creates a nice contrast—You don't want your outfit to be monochrome. As for the ends on the Trafalgar brace, they're not necessarily better or worse, just a little more formal/dressy, as someone else mentioned.
     


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    First braces ever? Don't jump into Thurstons just yet. I own a pair, and they're very nice, but they're not that much better than these, on sale now. Get a pair in navy and in burgundy.

    These are fun, too, and also on sale.
     


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