Apple Watch bands + Suit and Tie

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Accessories' started by macness, Mar 15, 2015.

  1. macness macrumors 6502a


    Dec 4, 2011
    I wear a suit to work everyday and am trying to find the perfect band. Originally I wanted the black leather loop, but in someways it looks even sportier than the black rubber band. (I'm getting the stainless steel Apple watch btw). For anyone else who wears a suit often, what band are you planning on getting?

    Btw: don't forget about when you wear brown shoes/brown belt combos.
  2. Armen, Mar 15, 2015
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2015

    Armen macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013

    I think the link and Milanese loop would look good with a suit. For me., I'm getting the SS with classic buckle for everyday and will wear my omega with a suit.

    Long overdue edit: I ended up sending the Milanese loop back and got the Black Sport band instead.
  3. macness thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Dec 4, 2011
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    Of the two. Which do you think looks less formal. Do you think the sport band could work with a suit? The Apple Watch Edition has a black rubber band option and so do many Hublot Watches. The only thing is so many people are getting the Apple Watch Sport (silver) and then buying the black sport band. I don't want my watch to look cheaper because of that.
  4. jev425, Mar 15, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2015

    jev425 macrumors 6502


    Sep 12, 2014
    Seattle, WA
    Hopefully a third party comes out with, if not already in the works?, with nice black and brown leather straps to go with suits

    To go a step further hopefully some nice roman numeral dial watch faces for the occasion. I'd hate to show up somewhere fancy with a watch giving me time in digits.
  5. technosix macrumors 6502a

    Jan 13, 2015
    West Coast USA
    I'm in a suit about 35% of my work days, mainly when in meetings. I'll typically wear one of my stainless or titanium AP's.

    There's no way I'd wear an Apple Watch, that's not a criticism just my personal preference. It's a bit too gimmicky even though Apple has made it seem like it's the best creation ever.

    I bet that once the honeymoon is over the halo around this product may vanish, never to be seen again. Yet the hard core gadget lovers will buy from Apple simply because it's available.

    We all have different priorities and that keeps things interesting.
  6. virginblue4 macrumors 68000


    Apr 15, 2012
    United Kingdom

    So change the watch face so it isn't showing digits.
  7. macness thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Dec 4, 2011
    Will Apple allow developers to create watch faces ?
  8. MH01 Suspended


    Feb 11, 2008
    Get the plain leather band. Looks the most formal unless you want to spend heaps on the all medal band.
  9. Vundu macrumors 65816


    Jun 10, 2009
    Manchester, UK
    I wear a Seiko diver with rubber strap with my suit all the time. They look fine.
  10. macness thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Dec 4, 2011
  11. joealanjones macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2009
    I'm in a similar situation except 50% of the time I'm a step down from a suit to a blazer.

    I think the black rubber will look okay, the classic leather buckle is okay too but both give you the problem of not matching with brown shoes / belt. I guess it depends on how style concious you are in that regard.

    I think I'm probably going to end up with the link bracelet although it's not quite as "dressy" as the leather.

    Milanese is probably a decent option too but I don't like how it's asymmetrical. It doesn't look great in hands-on videos.
  12. mbhforum, Mar 16, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2015

    mbhforum macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2010
    Apple Watch bands + Suit and Tie

    This is why I like the leather loop band. It's casual to wear with jeans but also can pass with business casual, which is what I wear to work everyday. However, with a suit I am not so sure. I would go with classic leather buckle, Milanese or SS links. The sport bands or sports edition aren't dressy enough in my opinion.

    When I wear a suit for an occasion, I will wear my Omega.
  13. Yamisky0 macrumors member

    May 17, 2007
    I've been personally debating between a silver with white sports band or space grey with black sports band. I think either would be passable with a suit, but I'm considering getting a Milanese loop or waiting for a birthday and asking for one.
  14. Julien macrumors G4


    Jun 30, 2007
    When asked about your strap while wearing a suit be sure and say it's a fluoroelastomer strap and not a rubber band.:D
  15. JFazYankees macrumors 6502


    Feb 12, 2012
    If the price isn't an issue, the link bracelet would probably look the best with a suit, as it appears to be the most formal-looking band.
  16. joealanjones macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2009
    That was my initial thought but I did some reading on watch forums / fashion sites and apparently leather is considered the most formal. Who knew!
  17. Piggie macrumors 604


    Feb 23, 2010
    Oh yes I agree 100% there.

    We are seeing gents in suits and models flaunting their new product, and yes, it does the job now. It's exclusive, you will feel unique right now.

    You wait till there are tens of millions of them about, most of the kids have them.
    then see how many "High Rollers" are still flaunting their post exclusive device :)
  18. leenak macrumors 68020

    Mar 10, 2011
    Many of our execs (fortune 50 company) wear suits/tie every day to work and the fitbit seems to popular with them so... I don't think the rubber band will be out of place.
  19. nebo1ss macrumors 68030

    Jun 2, 2010
    I wonder which watch will go best with a nude model?
  20. xraydoc macrumors 604


    Oct 9, 2005
    Bingo. I can see perhaps not wearing a rubber/fluoroelastomer band to a formal dinner party, but for work, even with a suit, I think any band will pass.

    I wear a silver Pebble Steel with the link bracelet presently, but I'm leaning towards either the fluoroelastomer or a leather band for the Apple Watch, with the link bracelet as a future purchase.
  21. Scott-n-Houston macrumors 6502a

    Apr 27, 2008
    Houston (duh)
    Funny thread.
    In my business of software, and also with my oil and gas clients, you'll often see very wealthy people dressed nicely (suits or whatever) with a $30-$50 running/fitness watch (e.g., Timex Ironman, etc.) that looks a lot less formal than any Apple Watch combo. I find it amusing that this is even a consideration or issue for some.
  22. technosix macrumors 6502a

    Jan 13, 2015
    West Coast USA
    It's an issue for many Apple customers since the brand has long been the center of attention amongst the vain. Both impulse and vanity are two words to describe the sensitivity of a large number. Just another reason being perceived as cool and hip are very important to them.
  23. mr.steevo macrumors 65816


    Jul 21, 2004
    Given the simplicity of changing the bands I would say get the stainless steel bracelet and the leather.
  24. macness thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Dec 4, 2011

    I've read similar things. Tom Ford himself has said he prefers leather over metal for formal wear. Maybe I will wait and bye third party black and brown leather bands. My problem is that I want to preorder on the night of April 9th so I'll get my watch on the 24th, but I really think I should try them on in store first...
  25. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    I think any will do except the rubber bands (which automatically rules out the Sport models) and the Leather Loop (looks too casual).

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