Vintage Office Suspenders


Loose white collared long folded sleeves tucked in denim jeans tapered off to show off the black and white  shiny oxford shoes. The outfit is accessorized with brown suspenders in place of a belt and a grey fedora with a black band. Finish off with a brown leather satchel, braids, and a nude colored watch.

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I wore this outfit for a meeting with a colleague and good friend. We were both from a family in the business of construction and were in need of contacts (at least I am).

It was a bit odd to talk to him in a formal fashion since we are both geeky and silly, but work is work and we have to keep at least that meeting professional.

I really love how the suspenders looked with the outfit. That, the oxfords, and the hat lent to this awesome vintage feel I was going for. Kind of like the office garb of western male in the newspaper and media industry while smoking their tobacco.

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The oxfords were actually been in our closet for a time. Actually, it’s my sister’s but I can borrow it whenever I want. It was just a bit difficult to use because I’m a boots person. I found, though, that the shoes go really well with dresses. It was a happy surprise when my outfit and shoes went really well together.

The hat isn’t mine either. It’s my father’s but he doesn’t wear hats often. Hats are  definitely coming back into trend so I just had to integrate it with my outfit!

But the bag is mine! I bought it for a real deal in bangkok! back when leather bags weren’t even the rage yet. It was like Php250 at that time. I bet its so far from the original price now. I’m glad I bought it then!

Like or hate my outfit? Want to see more? I’d love to hear your thoughts! Leave a comment below in the comments section!


  • Chloe
    Posted March 26, 2016 10:28 am 0Likes

    Your outfit looks so effortless and chic. I love the suspenders, they really add a special touch.

    • Julia Antoinette
      Posted March 26, 2016 10:33 am 0Likes

      I agree. Sometimes the details make the outfit.

  • Lady Arizel
    Posted March 24, 2016 10:49 pm 0Likes

    I love vintaged styled casual clothes! I was planning to have vintaged styled clothing designed and made but my designer won’t cooperate >_< I also love oxford shoes but I prefer oxford heels since malapad ang paa haha. I just don't know where to buy them T_T Love this post!

    • Julia Antoinette
      Posted March 25, 2016 7:36 am 0Likes

      Thanks! It sucks that your designer won’t cooperate. Maybe we can check out stores that /may/ carry vintage looking pieces and put them together! There are some shops in Greenhills that sell oxford heels. I have a cute pair from there.

    • Lady Arizel
      Posted March 25, 2016 10:32 am 0Likes

      My designer = my sister >_< I wanted my own customized designs so that I could put together vintaged styles that enhance my favorite features like collar bones or the back of the neck. Really? At Greenhills? Well! Got to check that out! 😀 Thankssss!!!

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