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Wearing a suit with suspenders to a nightclub

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jaymanjones, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. jaymanjones

    jaymanjones Active Member

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    Hello gentlemen,

    I'd like to know what the rule is for wearing suspenders outside the "office", per se. Is it too formal to wear them to a nightclub?? And what about wearing them without a tie??

    In essence, I just don't want to look like an idiot and have my dawgs ask me "Hey! Just come back from the office have you??" and other comments of such nature, mainly on account of me being 21 years old and a student...

    So yeah, is it alright to rock the suspenders with an open shirt sans the tie?? Or does one require a tie to look more complete and presentable??

    Thanks friends,
    Jayman
     
  2. detroiter

    detroiter Senior member

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    suit in the club period=douche.

    its always people who dont wear suits to work that wear them to the club. if the club wont let me in in a t shirt, and air maxes, im not goin.
     
  3. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Unless you are actually wearing this already and decide to go out I can't imagine why you would dress like this solely to go to a club. You're going to get comments, there is no way around this, it is just up to you whether you let it bother you.
     
  4. niidawg3

    niidawg3 Senior member

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    i think a suit can work in a club ... dark colored, very well fitting, without a tie ... couple buttons opened. you should obviously be in VIP, surrounded by 5 women who average out at 9.

    suspenders in a club ... that just doesnt even sound right ... and i doubt it looks right either.
     
  5. Sazerac

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    If you can pull it off, mazel tov. But I think this would be very tricky. Here's why:

    There is virtually no office attire that translates well to a club setting. Now, there are suits one can wear to a nightclub, but they're not the same suits you would wear to an office. Same is true of shirts, slacks, shoes, etc.

    Suspenders aren't too formal, per se, but they reek of office. If you were Andre3000 you could pull it off. But you're not Andre 3000.

    If you're going to do it anyway, read on. You would need pants with suspender buttons because no one is dumb enough to wear clip-ons, right? Right? Because no club-appropriate pants I have ever seen in my entire life have had suspender buttons, you'd have to have them added, which would also necessitate removing the belt loops because you don't want... you already knew this, didn't you? Good.

    So, assuming you have all that, you need to find a shirt that...

    You know what? Never mind. Just don't do it.
     
  6. jaymanjones

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    if the club wont let me in in a t shirt, and air maxes, im not goin.

    That's irrelevant... Im not wearing a suit cos its dress code or whatever, Im just wearing it cos I want to wear it...

    I may not wear suits to work but I wear them often anyway, whether it be to lunch, dinner or a party. Theres nothing more baller than looking good in a quality suit. And since I never wear belts, this is where the issue of wearing suspenders comes in...
     
  7. detroiter

    detroiter Senior member

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    Seriously, why would you wear a nice suit to a place where you will probably have a drink spilled on it, come out reaking of smoke, possibly get in a fight. Suits=office wear. $5 dollar white t shirts from the corner store, and jeans from the slae rack and air maxes=club attire.
     
  8. jaymanjones

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    If you're going to do it anyway, read on. You would need pants with suspender buttons because no one is dumb enough to wear clip-ons, right? Right? Because no club-appropriate pants I have ever seen in my entire life have had suspender buttons, you'd have to have them added, which would also necessitate removing the belt loops because you don't want... you already knew this, didn't you? Good.

    All my suit pants have suspender buttons since I never wear belts. And Im not talking about wearing an explicit "business" suit, Im talking about a nice, well-tailored Canali Exclusive suit that, in essence, works for both work and leisure...
     
  9. jaymanjones

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    $5 dollar white t shirts from the corner store, and jeans from the slae rack and air maxes=club attire.

    I think you may all have misunderstood what I mean by "nightclub"...

    Without being too blunt, Im talking about going to an exclusive club, on a vip table, and a bill that will most likely total over £2K.

    And here's me attempting to be modest...
     
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    I think you may all have misunderstood what I mean by "nightclub"... Without being too blunt, Im talking about going to an exclusive club, on a vip table, and a bill that will most likely total over £2K. And here's me attempting to be modest...
    How come this happens in every thread...OP asks, then people give their opinion, you don't like it...so in the end, do what you want since you've already justified it.
     
  11. Sazerac

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    It depends on the suit and it depends on the club. But 83.7% of the time wearing a suit to club is bad idea. Even in the VIP areas men are very rarely dressed in a suit. And when they are, it's a very specific kind of suit with a very specific kind of shirt. I have maybe seen a tie in a club once or twice, and it was being worn by either the owner or a cop playing who-has-the-coke. I haven't seen suspenders in a club even once.
     
  12. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Be careful now. We got a big spender with us.

    In that case, if you are not wearing a bespoke suit with bespoke braces forget it.
     
  13. jaymanjones

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    How come this happens in every thread...OP asks, then people give their opinion, you don't like it...so in the end, do what you want since you've already justified it.

    What the hell are you saying? Theres obviously been a misunderstanding since everyone thought I was referring to a trashy, cheap club and I am not... Im talking about an exclusive, classy nightclub...
     
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    The purpose of suspenders -- more properly known as braces -- is to hold up your trousers. Given that it's just as wise to have your trousers remain up at a nightclub as it is at the office ... I see no reason why you can't wear them to a club. This, of course, assumes that you are wearing them to hold up your trousers ... and not as costume.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Nightclub and classy in the same sentence.

    Just sayin.
     
  16. jaymanjones

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    Be careful now. We got a big spender with us.

    In that case, if you are not wearing a bespoke suit with bespoke braces forget it.


    Why the jealousy? "[​IMG]"

    Relax...
     
  17. jaymanjones

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    The purpose of suspenders -- more properly known as braces -- is to hold up your trousers. Given that it's just as wise to have your trousers remain up at a nightclub as it is at the office ... I see no reason why you can't wear them to a club. This, of course, assumes that you are wearing them to hold up your trousers ... and not as costume.

    By far the only appropriate and intelligent response to this thread...

    Very well said sir, thank you
     
  18. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The fact that you are in a nightclub to begin with imply that you are wearing a costume. Look at the people who go to nightclubs, they are all in costumes.
     
  19. detroiter

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    I think you may all have misunderstood what I mean by "nightclub"...

    Without being too blunt, Im talking about going to an exclusive club, on a vip table, and a bill that will most likely total over £2K.

    And here's me attempting to be modest...



    fights never occur in vip, some clumsy drunk whore never spills a drink over you in vip, no one smokes in vip. Guy i work in finance, I did clubs when I was younger, and had bills over 80k usd that we expensed to the bank. apprently you do not go to clubs much if you think vip means nothing happens. regardless suit in the club=douche. I wear suits to work, and thats it, fuck I forgot a t shirt and shorts, and sandals to my college graduation.
     
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    I wore suspenders (and a non-business pair of pants that were made for them) to a high-dollar party thrown at some fancy-ass club in the meatpacking district last winter... it was by far the most "hollywood" event I've ever attended. Fire-eating stilt dancers and shit.

    My girlfriend loved the suspenders, and I loved that my girlfriend loved the suspenders, and I felt like a million bucks... that's all that matters to me.

    I say "do whatever the f*ck you want".[​IMG]
     

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