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Fishtail trousers

Discussion in 'Menswear Advice' started by Houta, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. Houta

    Houta Well-Known Member

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    Yo! Hope you all are having a lovely week!

    Quick question please, I want buy couple of trousers for work and I won’t be wearing a jacket on them. Just the coat to work which I will obviously take off in the office and stay with just the shirt and trousers.

    My question is, can you wear fishtail trousers without a jacket? Won’t they look weird or strange?

    I like those ones from SuSu! They come in many different colours. Thoughts ?

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  2. paxonus

    paxonus Senior Member

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    Fishtail trousers are meant to be worn with suspenders. Having the side adjusters is pointless and is akin to wearing both suspenders and a belt. Worn without suspenders a fishtail will indeed look odd. So if you are comfortable wearing suspenders without a jacket, then you would be fine wearing those trousers.
     

  3. Houta

    Houta Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for your reply mate.
    Well, I never wore suspenders before to be honest but I am willing to try. My question is basically whether it’s right/acceptable wearing suspenders without a jacket or it breaks the code/rules? I am novice in classic menswear hence my question.

    PS: I am not young, am 38!

    Cheers.
     

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    paxonus Senior Member

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    Personally, I wouldn't wear those as they have side adjusters. The fishtail doesn't look that big, but it really isn't designed to be shown. I wear suspenders frequently, but I also wear a jacket, and only take it off for comfort. Another issue is the rise. Anything below about 11 inches will not look right with suspenders.
     

  5. Houta

    Houta Well-Known Member

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    Makes perfect sense - I actually thought the same but was looking for a confirmation :)

    Cheers for the advise paxonus, much appreciated!
     

  6. Gus

    Gus Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    Fishtail trousers are a "look" and need to be worn with suspenders under a jacket. Unless you really, really want them, stick with a standard waistband.
     

  7. Houta

    Houta Well-Known Member

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    I am new in the field but I had a feeling they should be worn with suspenders under a jacket, hence my question! The office is too warm to keep the jacket on so I will steer away from fishtails, at least for now. I've just started building a wardrobe and its too early to buy/go for such a look now.

    Thanks for your input Gus - Cheers!
     

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