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Matching color of  braces

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by ernest, Nov 18, 2004.

  1. ernest

    ernest Senior member

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    I do not know how wear properly braces in fact...

    Your opinion?
     


  2. TomW

    TomW Senior member

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    Braces should coordinate with your entire outfit for the day. Exact matching is not required, but clashing is to be avoided.
     


  3. ernest

    ernest Senior member

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    And what about striped braces?

    Ok with striped tie or too much stripes?
     


  4. Carlo

    Carlo Senior member

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    Ernest - I'd avoid stripes with stripes if they are at all similar in direction or width. Personally, I go with fairly muted braces - dark, rich paisleys that pull out one or more colors from elsewhere in the outfit but not carefully 'matched'.

    ...now if you wore braces, tie and pocket square all of the same silk as I have seen some do then I am pretty sure you have done too much of a good thing.
     


  5. ernest

    ernest Senior member

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    I never wear square

    I guess stripes suits (that implies plain shirt ans tie for me) can be fine with striped braces.

    But as you do not show your braces in theory, stripes tie could be ok with stripes braces. Isn't it ?
     


  6. Carlo

    Carlo Senior member

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    Striped tie and striped braces would seem a little too much I think - I can envision pulling it off but why push it? Seems like it would be far too easy to wind up with too many stripes (just one opinion).
     


  7. ernest

    ernest Senior member

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    When I said striped, it can be bi-color braces.

    So if I wear striped braces I must wear erything else plain?
     


  8. Will

    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I wear only solid color braces except with evening clothes. I've a couple black and white evening braces but the rest of the outfit can support that complexity.

    I try not to match, not complement. Am currently wearing wine colored braces with a navy suit, white shirt, white pocket square and grey and black shepard's check necktie.

    Will
     


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    ernest Senior member

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    Nice, I have also burgundy plain brace
     


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    Horace Senior member

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    (Will @ 19 Nov. 2004, 02:11) I wear only solid color braces except with evening clothes. I've a couple black and white evening braces but the rest of the outfit can support that complexity. I try not to match, not complement. Am currently wearing wine colored braces with a navy suit, white shirt, white pocket square and grey and black shepard's check necktie. Will
    Nice, I have also burgundy plain brace
    I don't color matters as braces should never be seen.
     


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    johnw86 Senior member

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    I think it's a good idea to coordinate the colors so they don't clash with the other items you're wearing. And sometimes other people will see your braces (wife? girlfriend?).
     


  12. globetrotter

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    every now and then somebody will see your braces, when you move in such a way as your jacket flaps, getting into a cab, if you take your coat off for something.

    I really don't like the look of either matching or contrasting braces. I have maybe a half dozen pair maybe a few more. Several are trafalgars with designs, one is red with pirate skull and crossbones on it, several are simple blue, burgandy, black, etc. I don't think that it detracts at all from what you are wearing if somebody sees your suit slide open and you have white and red braces on under.
     


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    I only wear belts
     


  14. Aaron

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    I only wear belts
    This is getting tiresome...
     


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    Yeah, I'm really not getting this... ????
     


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