Braces instead of a belt?
Proper suit trousers are designed to “hang” and braces make them fit better than a belt. Having said that braces still have to shake off their (1) old fashioned or (2) yuppie image which is a shame. I was wondering about a return to braces myself but haven’t quite got the courage!!
Go for it and re-start a trend!Posted 6 years agoernie_lynchMember
I’ve always worn braces to work, coupled with trousers one size too big………makes getting up and down scaffolding and general movability a lot easier. Also the trouser one size too big (which only really work with braces) allows you to fill your pockets with easily accessible bits and pieces – I don’t like tool pouches and very rarely use them.
I wouldn’t wear braces with a suit however, unless you keep a jacket on all the time – makes you look a prat imo.
Belt and braces, preferably with a detached shirt collar, if you want to look like Alf Garnett.Posted 6 years agoCaptainFlashheartMemberlungeSubscriber
I wear a suit for work, I like to look smart and fancied trying something a little different.
So, ignoring the ribbing I will get from my colleagues, can the modern day gent get away with braces?! They will, obviously, be worn with a well cut suit and a nice shirt and tie.Posted 6 years agotheotherjonvSubscriber
Go for it. But team them up with a belt too, that way if either mode of trouser suspension fails then you’ll have a back up. I’m sure there’s a phrase that encapsulates that idea……. yes, got it.
Better safe than sorry.
Does anyone have strong opinions on sock suspenders?Posted 6 years agoCaptainFlashheartMember
infidel, RC shirts are very good value, IMO. Especially if you can pick up the last year stuff.
Very good suits, too. My most recent came with two pairs of trews, obviously, but one with belt loops and one with buttons for braces. The former have rather raffish turn ups. 8)Posted 6 years agomastiles_fanylionMember
go for fabric ones with leather tabs that attach to buttons on your trousers. If you do it, do it right!!
Agreed – I used to have a nice dinner jacket suit (circa 60 years old from a charity shop – beautifully crafted it was too) with button braces. I loved it and always felt proper dressed up when wearing it.
Unfortunately I got fat.Posted 6 years agochakapingSubscriber
I think you could probably get away with it if you work as a stockbroker, in the movies.
Or if you work in the creative industries, have no hair and your wacky specs are not cutting it any more.
Seriously though, if you can ignore the ribbing you’ll get from your workmates then go for it. They’ll probably be kinder than us lot anyway.Posted 6 years agonickyMember
No. Its the type of things old guys wear because there bellies are so big. Its not a cool look. And most of the ska guys had them hanging down. Just think about all the people who wear them and how they look in them. I don’t think you would pull any chicks in them thats for sure, maybe they would think your slightly odd! Perhaps you are odd I mean! 😆Posted 6 years ago
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