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IMO, only the most persnickety of iGents would object. Personally, I don't go around looking at other men's belt buckles, even rodeo ones.
 

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Right or wrong, most people won't notice or think anything of it if they do. I think it's a plus when things like metals and leathers do match, but these days I can't see it matters much to most, if indeed it ever did...
 

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Some well-dressed men prefer to match their metals. Some don't care. A few actually prefer to mismatch. It is a matter of preference, and mismatching is certainly not "wrong" in the way buttoning the bottom button on a suit or sport jacket is wrong.
 

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If you mean one of those sterling buckles you use with a strap, I wouldn't, but it isn't because of a clashing metals issue. It is because I find those belts sort of "business dressy," the sort of thing you wear into the board room with a subtly chalk striped navy suit, well polished black cap toes, a broadcloth shirt with a spread collar and French cuffs, a sophisticated tie such as an Hermes, and a thin gold watch like a Piaget or a Breguet. I like blazers with blue or pink OCBDs, surcingle belts, and bright repp stripes. I find blazers very comfy and casual while, ironically, remaining dressy enough to meet grandmother for lunch In some snooty tea room. I am much more bothered by mixing levels of formality than I am mixing metals. My plain gold wedding ring, never removed in 47 years, will just have to clash with platinum studs.
 

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Predictable.
I realize that posting the following picture is, for you, akin to holding a cross to a vampire, but I thought I'd do it anyway... View attachment 93244
in the fifties and sixties I always had three button jackets, but they were usually cut so that at least the top two could be buttoned, sometimes the bottom one as well, without rumpling anything.
 

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Whatever the merits/evidence of what's "right" or "wrong" I never liked the idea of posting a picture of someone famous wearing an article of clothing or in a manner that is under discussion. It is anecdotal and proves nothing, and can often be juxtaposed against a photo of that person wearing something that contradicts the initial look. I've also seen photographs of many supposed style icons in which they looked terrible. Edward (DoW), Flusser, Charles III and just about every modern celebrity have all been photographed wearing questionable or even embarrassing outfits.

Next thing you know, we'll be praising people wearing dress pants and sneakers!

Photograph White Black Street light Tree
 
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