Suspenders Thick or Thin?

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  1. chdblanton

    chdblanton Member

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    Hey guys,

    I have been a long time reader and recently joined the forum. I recently graduated from law school and currently studying for the Bar exam and trying to get my wardrobe right before so I at least look like I know what I'm doing in the courtroom.

    I have a brilliant supply of shoes, shirts, ties, and cufflinks, but I don't own a single pair of suspenders. For courtroom appearances, I believe I want to go with basic brown and/or black leather ones. However, my problem is that I can't find any recommendations on whether I should go for thicker 2.5-3cm suspenders or thinner 1.5cm suspenders.

    So my question is, for an attorney or business professional look, should I go with thick or thin suspenders, and am I wrong about sticking with black and/or brown leather.
     


  2. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    Thurstons - which will be wider.

    Do you have trousers cut for braces? You do not mention even having suits! Those colours of leather are OK - they should not be seen anyway.
     


  3. chdblanton

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    Yes I do have trousers cut for braces. I have roughly 35-40 suits that fit very good, another 10 that are tailored to perfection, and another 10 that need some substantial tailoring. I believe 8 of my entire inventory are cut for braces, maybe a couple more.
     


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    Assume that is a vote for thicker. From the research I did, the thin suspenders are more for club attire, hipster, or anything else not professional.
     


  6. SharplyTailored

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    Here in the UK, very narrow braces are a must-have fashion accessory for all self-respecting skinheads. Like this gentleman:
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    For a lawyer, standard-width ones would be more professional.
     


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    Agreed, that's not exactly the look I was going for, but perfect advice. Thanks.
     


  8. Luvwine

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    Yes, thicker braces (suspenders are the clip on type you don't want, braces are the button type you have). The tie in the pic seems a bit long for you.
     


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    I buy the narrow braces from Drake's or Albert Thurston. I prefer the narrow braces because I prefer braided ends to leather ends.
     


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    Wider...thin ones don't seem right for the court room
     


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    I can't believe you take your jacket off!! :facepalm: :)
     


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    I can't believe you take your jacket off!! :facepalm: :)
     


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    I can't believe you take your jacket off!! :facepalm: :)
     


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    I can't believe you take your jacket off!! :facepalm: :)
     


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    I would not likely remove my jacket inside the courtroom. However, upon returning to the office, I doubt I will switch into a belt, hence, in the original post I stated courtroom/ business professional.
     


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