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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Ask the MB: Belt With Suit

Ask the MB: Belt With Suit
Q: What does MB have to say about wearing a suit without a belt? Assuming one has the physique to pull it off, how age- and office-appropriate is it? I'm 49 and in better shape than men half my age. And, I work in a conservative office environment. My intuition tells me 'no way' but I'm looking for one small thing to set me apart from the rest of the suits. Thanks for a useful and witty website.
--Dino


A: There is no rule that says you have to wear a belt with a suit, even in a conservative office environment. If your pants are hook-and-bar (top) a belt is wrong; if they're a traditional button closure (bottom) beltless still works great.

To set yourself apart from the rest of the suits, try a different suit. (One of our staffers is developing one that will be ready for fall.)

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