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Ties and Suspenders

I'm fat. No, I don't mince words. I'm not portly, nor am I an "executive." I am fat. That being the case, suspenders appeal to me. You don't have to fiddle with suspenders and you don't have to live in fear gravity will embarrass you if you wear suspenders.

The catch is, I hate clip suspenders. I much prefer button suspenders. The catch is, I don't ordinarily see theme for sale. I recently was able to buy a single pair when I purchased an "executive" suit. Bring them back, designers!

As to ties, I would wear bow ties, if they were large enough and easy enough to obtain and were a reasonable price. They would be my choice. However, I wear tie ties. There are, at least for young people, clip-on ties. I don't care for those. But also for young people, there are zip-up ties. Now I would love those. Again I address the designers: make zip-ups for fat people!

Oh. If it were more acceptable where I live, I would much rather wear ascots. I've always thought they were cool.

What about you and your "fashion" requests?

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MegL wrote on September 23, 2015, 4:51 PM

Why not wear what you want? I became a student and I currently dress more like a student now than I ever did was I was a young student! There are button suspenders available on Ebay.

CoralLevang wrote on September 23, 2015, 5:35 PM

For button suspenders, you might find the a helpful site for them.

Feisty56 wrote on September 23, 2015, 5:37 PM

I have always, always dressed for comfort. That means I have never been much of a fashion plate, but that's okay with me.

VinceSummers wrote on September 23, 2015, 6:25 PM

I checked it out very briefly. It looked good enough to bookmark. I can certainly use a pair for everyday wear.

DWDavisRSL wrote on September 23, 2015, 9:32 PM

I have a phobia about things being to tight around my neck. I'm not sure where it came from but I will only wear a tie if I must to conform to social convention. A tie used to be required for male teachers so I would wear one but it stayed pulled quite loose during the day. I rejoiced when the wearing of ties was eliminated from the dress code.

VinceSummers wrote on September 23, 2015, 9:46 PM

I don't like the things. I'd rather wear an ascot. But formal attire is something I quite often don.

paigea wrote on September 23, 2015, 10:25 PM

I always have to show up to work ready to be outside on supervision, teach a PE class or paint during art. I wear comfortable clothes.

Paulie wrote on September 24, 2015, 5:39 AM

I have never worn suspenders. I could have used them for a month or two after I had my kidney operation.

jiangliu1949 wrote on September 24, 2015, 7:50 AM

I was once fat ,but I didn't come to the point where I had to wear Ties and Suspenders ,when I weighed 92 kg.Now I weigh 78 kg and have a light foot .

lexiconlover wrote on September 24, 2015, 10:27 AM

Why does it need be cool for you to wear ascots? Why not just wear them because you want to? To hell with everyone else.

VinceSummers wrote on September 24, 2015, 12:23 PM

I'm very responsive to the feelings of others I address and locally accepted convention. Curiously, there's this thing that looks a lot like a drawstring from a pair of pajamas one of my friends wears, which is well-accepted. But the ascot to me looks cool. Casual dress, I think.

Last Edited: September 24, 2015, 12:50 PM

lexiconlover wrote on September 24, 2015, 12:30 PM

I can't wear turtlenecks for the same reason, or scarfs. I hate things around my neck. Also around my ankles. I won't wear hightop Converse, or high cut socks.

markgraham wrote on October 25, 2015, 6:21 PM

I am not one for fashion, but I like sweat shirts and pants, but I also like the Double breasted suit that was in style during the late eighties and into the 90's even with the pleated pants and I can tie a very good windsor knot.