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Tuxedo and Pocket Square to match Prom Date

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Will Carothers, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. Will Carothers

    Will Carothers Member

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    I would like a plain white pocket square, but i like the idea of a white one with a gold border. Also I was thinking that suspenders might be a cool addition, any thoughts?
    PS what type of bow tie would you suggest, the only type I'm familiar with are the batwing and butterfly
     
  2. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

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    No on the braces for a rental suit. First of all, the rental won't have bracer buttons, which means you would need to use clip ons. That's a no no. Second, bracers are a practical item, and they should be treated like underwear--no one should see that you are wearing them. They are used to keep your pants hanging correctly, not to be a flashy accessory.
     
  3. Veremund

    Veremund Senior member

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    Braces just keep your pants up. But clip-on braces are better than a belt. The clips will be covered by the cummerbund anyway.
     
  4. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    I'd avoid adding braces to a rental tuxedo, especially since they'll be clip-ons. Braces are great but wait until you finish growing and have the opportunity to own your own tuxedo. Just make sure your pants fit properly. I hope your tuxedo does not have belt loops, but if it does, do not under any circumstances wear a belt. The cummerbund can cover the belt loops anyways. As for bow ties, it's entirely personal taste in my book. I have a batwing bowtie that I love, though I find butterfly bowties are easier to tie. I prefer flat ends to diamond points on the end for both types of bow tie.
     
  5. Veremund

    Veremund Senior member

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    The bottom (pun intended) line is that your pants need to stay up. Braces or clip-on braces or belt is totally irrelevant for your rental tux as either your cummerbund or vest will cover it up.
     
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