First time posting on /fa/ with just a simple inquiry of opinion.
I've always thought the bow tie/suspender look was kinda neat. But I've noticed the populace I've asked is like 50/50 on it. Either people hate and despise either bow ties or suspenders, or both together, or they love them.
Are bow ties and suspenders just as bad as the fedora?
I wear bow ties maybe once a week and suspenders quite often.
Suspenders with a plain white shirt and some dickies for that working class 1920s look
I wear bow ties with my suspenders but always try to make it more casual by only doing it with jeans and some converse or boots so it doesn't look too try hard
Sometimes will wear bow ties with a sweater or sweater vest
>make sure you work out, are well groomed, and it's obvious you're going for geek chic or the traditional geeky look other wise you'll probably just come off as a try hard
This is the guy version of visible bra straps; in the right context it could be a clever look. My suggestion would be to wear it under a jacket the first time you go out; if you like it, then let your freak flag fly.
Bowties are for fratbro's, tux events, professors, and genuinely eccentric older people. Suspenders are a hit or miss depending on the fit.
you probably more than likely come off as a tryhard
Honestly when I was a prep boy and wore bowties all the time vapid normie girls loved that shit unironically. But no one worth talking to was ever the slightest bit entertained. Depends on the crowd you want I guess.
As for wearing them - 100% do not ever buy the clip-on versions of either. People can spot a fake bow tie from a mile away. Get button on suspenders, and get pants without belt loops. Otherwise you look like you're going to a costume party.
Oh wow I just actually looked at the picture. Comically oversized leather braces holding up low rise pin-stripe pants and a shirt with a fucking 5" placket of exposed selvedge.
You've gone too fucking far, bearded etsy guys who only ever talk about craftsmanship and heritage and IPAs.
Suspenders under a jacket are fantastic and I'm a big fan of bow-ties, they give off a more fun vibe to a 'professional' look, I guess.
My big advice for suspenders/bow-ties is to not exclusively wear them, make sure you enjoy your solid-colour ties, make sure you appropriately wear flavoured ties (if that's your thing) and definitely do NOT wear these every day of the week.
T. Physicist. (Captcha is implying I don't know what springs are, v.rude)
I feel like the fashion scene has been trying to bring back suspenders and overalls for years, but it's just not what the people who are going to actually buy and wear their products want; in most places, your 50/50 is a 60/40 with most influential bloggers being in the opposing 60%. Modernism and geometry are much more in vogue. They've seen the retro hipster opening and attempted to cram suspenders, bowties and leather goods in it, causing a general aversion from the people who don't like this movement. So in the end, this style is not exactly effay but rather very thin ice. Do not attempt if you're a 5/10 5'10"