Mr. Tweed Country Style Blog

Oscar Wilde Qoute

Pleasing Practicalities

Braces suspenders, for instance, was for a long time (and by some still is) regarded as absolutely necessary for wearing trousers. Without braces suspenders, one was left with the choice between cutting the trousers incorrectly or destroying their fit with a tight belt. Or dropping them. In spite of this obvious utility, they became an accessory in their own right soon enough. As did the belt.

But there is one thing that never will be able, no matter the labour of ad men, to make the leap: The clip tie. This abhorrent piece of jewellery resurfaces every know and then and disappears again, with nothing to account for it but the whims of cheap manufacturers. It finds some witless host to support it for a while, usually a salesman of some sort, and is then thrown away.

Unlike its distant relative, the tie pin, it will never find true acceptance. For where the pin, effortlessly combining dare with care, not only has, but makes, a point, the clip is just as dull as its task of keeping shirt and tie together. It is nothing for a gentleman.

Link: Albert Thurston Braces


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Please, as a European, use European English.
The items you desrcibe are BRACES.
Why use the word "suspenders" from a different continent/ In Europe that word has quite a different meaning.

Oh, dear!

You are absolutely right, how embarrassing. I think our webmaster (and managing director) changed my manuscript when filing this post. He apparently did the same mistake when describing the corduroyCorduroy is a textile composed of twisted fibers that, when woven, lie parallel (similar to twill) to one another to form the cloth's distinct pattern, a "cord." Modern corduroy is most commonly composed of tufted cords, sometimes exhibiting a channel (bare to the base fabric) between the tufts. Corduroy is, in essence, a ridged form of velvet. In Sweden known as "Manchester" trousers in the on-line store. I will indeed contact him to make the necessary corrections. Thank you, Sir, for pointing it out!

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