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Suspender/braces

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by barbatruk, Mar 12, 2006.

  1. Augusto86

    Augusto86 Senior member

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    Forgive my ignorance, but I remember hearing that a really well-fittin suit should work fine without braces OR a belt? Maybe I'm just crazy.
    I also love Henry Fonda's quote from Once Upon A Time in the West:
    How can I trust a man with a belt AND braces - he doesn't even trust his own pants!
     
  2. whoopee

    whoopee Senior member

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    Certainly trousers can be cut to sit correctly if one's size never fluctuates, and it is done well. The first condition is nearly impossible. Also, proper brace-taking trousers are cut a little larger in the waist and would not stay up alone. This is not an example of ill fit.
     
  3. Jovan

    Jovan Senior member

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    I don't really use them, but I may if I get some higher rise pants in my next suit.
     
  4. NewYorkBuck

    NewYorkBuck Senior member

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    About twice a week. Much more comfy (and perhaps stylish) than a belt.

    Also, in a rare disagreement with Manton, I find that braces are actually cooler than belts in the summer. I suppose the lack of cinching around the waist allows hot air to escape from the top of the trousers, allowing cool air to enter from the bottom. I find added heat from two 1.5" straps to be negligible.
     
  5. RJman

    RJman Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I find that braces are actually cooler than belts in the summer. I suppose the lack of cinching around the waist allows hot air to escape from the top of the trousers,
    What's goin' on down there?

    --sleepless RJ
     
  6. Bradford

    Bradford Senior member

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    WIth all suits but linen. Purple, red, and green generally - on occasion, white or black. Solid Thurstons.

    Why not with linen suits? Is this just personal preference or would it be considered one of the rules?
     
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    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    whoopee Senior member

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    Why not with linen suits? Is this just personal preference or would it be considered one of the rules?

    Lower rise; they wouldn't work well.
     

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