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Suspenders or belts?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by bowtielover, Nov 12, 2007.

  1. bowtielover

    bowtielover Well-Known Member

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    SO which do you wear and why? I wear only suspenders, one reason for the way the look and I just think they hold my pants up a lot better than a belt dose and again is something I picked up from my father. What are your reasons for what you choose to wear are they the same as mine or soemthing completley diffrent?
     
  2. mussel

    mussel Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't get caught wearing both no matter what the occasion would be.
     
  3. Anthony Jordan

    Anthony Jordan Well-Known Member

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    I find braces more comfortable and think they look better, especially when one is wearing a waistcoat. About the only time when I wear a belt is when I am going jacketless, which is rare, even on holiday.
     
  4. NukeMeSlowly

    NukeMeSlowly Well-Known Member

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    Wait, both means you wear one OR the other based on the occasion, right?

    I did not vote for wearing both at the same time.[​IMG]
     
  5. Master Shake

    Master Shake Well-Known Member

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    I wear trousers with adjustable side tabs.
     
  6. bowtielover

    bowtielover Well-Known Member

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    Yes both means one or the other, wearing both at the same time would be considered an oxy moron. I have a few pants with side tabs. One of my tux's is like that, I guess that would fall under the last option.
     
  7. flylot74

    flylot74 Well-Known Member

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    If I am jacketless, I wear a belt. otherwise, braces. Braces are far more comforatble. My trousers hang better. There is no comparison.

    The most gawd awful sight is some guy wearing a belt AND the clip on variety braces exposed (no jacket). I've been tempted (but don't have the stones) to ask the guy WTF?
     
  8. Mustapha

    Mustapha Well-Known Member

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    Well, I have also seen the belt AND suspenders look on gentlemen in their 60s and up. My father-in-law and the man that fixes my windup clock. Both are otherwise smart and decent men.

    I think that in their own way they think it looks 'smart' - let's call it 'geezer fashion'. Funny thing is, in the pics of my father-in-law as a youth in the 50s, he was a snappy and calculated dresser.

    I have also long wanted to ask WTF of my father-in-law, but it would be rude. :>)

    The only way to clear up this mystery would be to have an 80 year old log in here and tell us why he finds this look appealling.
     
  9. Saltwater Wrangler

    Saltwater Wrangler Well-Known Member

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    Ironically I feel like braces hold up your pants and make them look better, yet all I wear are belts. Stupid conforming to the norm...
     

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