Should One Wear Braces?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by kcgreg, Apr 26, 2006.

  1. Shikar

    Shikar Senior member

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    There's one kind of braces that doesn't get much press but can be pretty spiffy if you do it right ... what I'll call Lumberman's Braces. They're heavy-duty and most typically bright red, and can look great with work clothes. ... here's what I mean: http://www.filson.com/product/index....entPage=family

    Hummm...Crane's should get this....[​IMG]

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  2. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    Never with a belt or a cummerbund.

    The cummerbund has no bearing on whether or not you wear braces other than it means you're wearing a dinner jacket, which means you shouldn't be wearing a belt, so braces it is.
     


  3. ewp

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    The cummerbund has no bearing on whether or not you wear braces other than it means you're wearing a dinner jacket, which means you shouldn't be wearing a belt, so braces it is.

    I was always led to believe that dress pants should be made to fit without the need for brace hence the cummerbund rule I stick to. Also the cummerbund origins is from military dress where it is not worn with braces.
     


  4. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    ^Then why would you ever wear braces? Just have your trousers tailored to fit you.
     


  5. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Senior member

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    Braces are quickly going the way of the carrier pigeon...or some such animal.[​IMG]
     


  6. Crane's

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    Crane's does carry Filson suspenders, they're just not on the site.
     


  7. Mr T

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    Braces are quickly going the way of the carrier pigeon...or some such animal.[​IMG]

    The way of the carrier pigeon is to return home and be used again.
     


  8. eg1

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    When you are wearing a waistcoat and therefore are not going to wear a belt.
     


  9. Film Noir Buff

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    The way of the carrier pigeon is to return home and be used again.
    If I am not mistaken, he often unloads something along the way [​IMG]
     


  10. Sator

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    When you are wearing a waistcoat and therefore are not going to wear a belt.

    Bingo.

    Braces are something that date back to a time when all men wore waistcoats. The waistcoat allowed you to wear what is otherwise a ridiculous piece of apparatus. It was a hidden trick operating behind-the-scenes that straightened out the line of the trousers, thus making the wearing look smarter and taller.

    Braces worn without a waistcoat or even a coat, on open display for all to see are the mark of a pimp. This is the male equivalent of a women walking around with a her garters showing:

    [​IMG]
     


  11. Jeff Naylor

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    Braces worn without a waistcoat or even a coat, on open display for all to see are the mark of a pimp. This is the male equivalent of a women walking around with a her garters showing:


    I confess I am finding it difficult to find the inappropriateness in this photograph.
     


  12. Shikar

    Shikar Senior member

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    Sator, she looks just fine....just fine.

    Regards.
     


  13. grimslade

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    Yeah, I don't see the problem here...
     


  14. Shikar

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    Grim, you are back to your old self/little picture!!

    Regards.
     


  15. Sator

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    I confess I am finding it difficult to find the inappropriateness in this photograph.
    Sator, she looks just fine....just fine. Regards.
    Yeah, I don't see the problem here...
    True - but none of you guys look very good in garters. Therein lies the problem. [​IMG] Don't post pics to disprove me. I will just believe you if you insist hard enough.
     


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