Formalwear Q: Braces - White or Black?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Eustace Tilley, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    With a standard black or midnight blue tux, are both white and black braces appropriate? Or do they have to match the color of the bowtie?

    Thanks,
    ET
     


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    Van Veen Senior member

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    Theoretically, they should never be seen, so you could wear neon green if you're not taking your jacket off. To answer your question, according to TPTB, black or white silk, or a combination of the two, are appropriate choices.
     


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    daniel craig rocks the white braces and black bowtie well in casino royale. i'm a fan of matching the bowtie, but poster above is correct... you're never actually supposed to see someone's braces, so wear what you think looks good.
     


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    Again, never seen, so it's your choice.

    That being said, I chose white so that I may wear them with a white DJ without showing through.
     


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    Black or white moire braces are equally acceptable. Boxcloth are not.
     


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    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Personally I think black more appropriate with black tie but since Craig wore white in the film I sell twice as many white as black.
     


  7. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    Thanks guys
     


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    Patek Senior member

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    How about if a gentleman needs to remove his jacket in order to defend a lady's honor?

    Either color works though, but I would stay away from neon green.
     


  9. ThinkDerm

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    is silk preferred or is nylon/cotton ok (what will sells)?

    if so, who sells pure silk braces for black tie?
     


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    Mine are burgundy. They match my socks. I know, I know, I'm wild and crazy.
     


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    I believed black tie with black braces, white tie with white braces. That's the rule I followed over the years.
     


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