Suspenders?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by bsmith, Sep 9, 2002.

  1. bsmith

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    I was recently looking through my closet of shirts and ties and was wondering what could bring more spunk to them. I was thinking of suspenders just for that different look. I am in sales and not required to wear a jacket, only a tie. Because it is retail sales, I was wanting a way to bring fun into such a dull atmosphere.

    What colors do I coordinate with? Bold colors from the tie, or subtle colors? Or am I just going to make myself look like an idiot?
     
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    Idiot is the answer to your question without any doubts =)
     
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    As a buyer (of media, professionally, and retail I suppose), I appreciate my sales reps dressing professionally.

    While I like the look of wearing a jacket without a tie, I cannot support wearing a tie without a jacket. It looks as if you had been wearing a jacket, and simply took it off (which a gentleman never does, in my opinion). Instead of braces - which bring to mind Amish farmers and/or Gordon Gekko - why not wear sport coats? I submit that this could bring the fun into the workplace that you desire. I also submit that an engaging personality can inject fun into dull situations like no clothes ever could.
     
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    I simply still don't see why braces get the bad rap in the states that they do. They've always been a staple of english sartorial tradition. They are much more practical, stylish and effective than belts.



    ....that being said, I don't wear them because of the "amish farmer/GG" stigma.
     
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    Thanks for the replies. Now I worry about it. Basically it is a store in a Mall-like environment. In some mall stores you see sales people in ties, no jacket. Personally, I would rather just see Dockers and a polo shirt, but it's not my choice. But thanks again to all whole replied.. [​IMG]
     

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