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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, May 21, 2014.

  1. ari5t0tle

    ari5t0tle Member

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    The trousers is a little too big... I lost weight recently... and I am now unable to gain weight to fit in these trousers. Unfortunately the trousers doesn't have belt loops, so I have to live with it for a while.
     


  2. Gerry Nelson

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    Get some brace buttons installed, get some braces and you're good to go.
     


  3. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    It's a solid effort in that he integrated that hideous tie about as well as could be expected. It's so dominant that you can't really play down the other elements because it will overwhelm them (like my tie did for mine), but he managed to avoid raising the already high stakes.
     


  4. Prince of Paisley

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    It's not an American look usually. More of a UK - and by proxy, Australian - thing.
     


  5. ari5t0tle

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    Thanks for the advice. I just remembered that my old man had a suspenders some time ago. I will have to look to it, or maybe I could buy a new one. I have a $50 store credit with Mr. Porter, and they carry Brooks Brothers and Drake's. Is there any differences in quality when it comes to these brands?
     
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  6. Gerry Nelson

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    I don't have any experience with those two for suspenders but if their other products are anything to go by, I wouldn't have any hesitation in getting braces from them.
     


  7. Tried and True

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    The Brooks Bros. braces on the Mr. Porter site are for formal wear so I'd go with those by Drake's.
     


  8. mimo

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    Personally I like the woven ones, formal or not - they're much more comfortable, and as they're supposed to be unseen anyway, who cares?
     


  9. The Ernesto

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    Thank you kindly. It's all 'back yards' down here.
     


  10. FlyingMonkey

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    Oh, I was making a general point, not in particular reference to Cox. That fit wasn't too bad.
     


  11. Tried and True

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    In my experience the elasticized braces are more comfortable and the woven (such as box cloth) more durable. If you wear a single breasted jacket (sans vest) you would be hard pressed to keep your braces hidden throughout an entire day and the myriad of colors/patterns available today suggest that it's an antiquated consideration. I assume that my braces will become visible at some point so I choose a set that complements the outfit I'm wearing. Of course, this is just one man's opinion.
     


  12. mimo

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    Sorry, I wasn't clear: I meant the ends of the braces, woven as opposed to leather.
     


  13. Monkeyface

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    I much prefer the boxcloth braces. Albert Thurston carries them. They're not as flashy as the elastic and woven ones, so they're a little more elegant. They're very comfortable too.
     


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    This is the closest I've been to dressing up in weeks and it features the beloved SF navy odd pants. OMG! :D

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    Ended up getting these. Thanks for the advices guys.
     


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