The Bobs On Leather Braces

The Bobs On Leather Braces


A few weeks back I watched Office Space.  I have seen the movie many times before, however, I have purposefully held off watching it since I started ‘working for the man.’  As I thought it would likely create some form of apathy toward my job whether temporary or permanent, but that is a discussion for another time.  The movie was just as good as I remembered, if not better since I now have a basis to relate to Peter and the other characters.  Mike Judge (director and screenwriter) is a genius.  But really Peter’s initial interview with the Bobs says it all…

Now that you’ve watched the interview clip at least 3 times because you feel the exact same way about your job as Peter does, don’t worry, you’re not alone.   Perhaps you are curious about what Office Space and the Bobs interview has to do with mens dress.  Well, did you see what the Bobs were wearing?  There are so many things to discuss, but for now I was to focus on Bob Slydell’s braces.  They are braided leather.  Now, I have seen these before, but never really hear anything about them.  Admittedly, I don’t know much about their history.  But I do know that as soon as I saw them I knew I had to have a pair for myself.  I don’t know when I will wear them, but I’m sure I’ll figure it out.  But I’ll tell you this, I certainly won’t be wearing them with a short sleeve button up shirt.

Braces: Geoffrey Beene