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A thread about Braces...oh yes!

Discussion in 'off topic' started by madmike, Sep 12, 2019.

  1. Barrymagrec

    Barrymagrec pfm Member

    They were wallies - nothing directly to do with the braces.
  2. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    yes they needed braces to hold up trousers, that were weighed down with bulging wallets, overfull filo-faeces and brick mobile phones
  3. blossomchris

    blossomchris I feel better than James Brown

    not a yuppie, but similar attitudes

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  4. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    Don't like them personally but they can look OK if worn correctly as opposed to the hipster trope. I usually buy jeans slightly too big on the waist as I have quite big thighs, a belt works fine.
  5. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Waiting for the streetcar..

    Braces are OK as long as you wear them with trousers designed for them, ie no belt loops.
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  6. blossomchris

    blossomchris I feel better than James Brown


  7. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Waiting for the streetcar..

    I thought it was pretty self explanatory; braces should only be worn with trousers with side tabs (they'll usually have buttons to attach the braces to). Clip-on braces with trousers with belt loops are a no-no unless you're a lumberjack.

    Whatever next? Brown shoes with a business suit?
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  8. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    peng blud
  9. scolarest

    scolarest pfm Member

    Bespoke suits from Saville Row always have side tabs and buttons for braces. In that way the trouser hang correctly.

    FWIW Bruce Crompton's collection of braces for the hirsute male are a case in point.
  10. blossomchris

    blossomchris I feel better than James Brown

    I do not get what you are saying, why would you wear braces with belt loops trousers without concealing the waist band, what do you think this is 1990 or the 1920's which may be more applicable in your case.

  11. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Waiting for the streetcar..

    It's probably the only thing he gets right. Some of his colour combinations are a bit shouty.
  12. scolarest

    scolarest pfm Member


    Just for you Seeker.
  13. blossomchris

    blossomchris I feel better than James Brown

    spot on, although a bit of straw hanging out here and there would be more accurate

  14. BTC3

    BTC3 pfm Member

    I like them for suits, with the trousers made for them: buttons attached properly, and a fishtail back.
  15. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs hearing problems

    I have several pairs of braces, including my dads old army braces.

    It depends on the trouser, I believe those with a long 'rise' benefit from braces. (high-waisted)

    I wear shirts untucked and tucked in, so depends whether I choose belt or braces. All my braces are block colour, nothing garish.
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  16. sean99

    sean99 pfm Member

    Maybe an extra fly around the back ?
  17. PaulMB

    PaulMB pfm Member

    Quite right. No belt loops and a little gusset and belt at the back to adjust the width. They should be made for braces, with six buttons (4 front, 2 back) for the braces. They hang much better than trousers with a belt. Braces with metal clips are just horrible!
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  18. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    Best worn by girls IMO :)
  19. blossomchris

    blossomchris I feel better than James Brown

    The braces with buttons are for clowns and jokers

  20. PaulMB

    PaulMB pfm Member

    On reflection, I think there are two ways of adjusting the waistband: on the sides, with little buckles or little buttons, or at the back with a V-shaped opening and a buckle. Ah, a long-standing debate: should the pleats of the trousers face out, or in? And what about turn-ups? And trouser length?

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