How do you go About Wearing Suspenders?

Suspenders are also called braces with a fabric or leather strap worn over the shoulder to hold up trousers. This strap may be elasticated, either entirely or only at attachment ends, and most of the straps are of woven cloth, forming an X or Y shape at the back.


Suspenders are typically attaché to trousers with clips or buttons using leather tabs at the end.

Suspenders have been in existence for a long period of time now. And also suspenders have been in and out of fashion over the last century (alternating with belt).

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Suspenders were worn by business people, lawyers, newscasters, celebrities and some professionals, TV characters, actors etc.

Suspenders are made from different material, and this materials change over time, with newer additions such as rayon, which is hard wearing synthetic fiber, we also have the traditional woolen suspenders which is worn by lawyers and is very costly or expensive.

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Generally, suspenders are created or made from a high-quality rayon with elastic webbing, which is the fabric used to create suspenders, it is also created with silk webbing or tubed suiting cloths, and ribbon strips.

Five Types of Suspenders for men

Why Use Suspenders

Good quality and smart suspenders were traditionally considered white collar,  upper-middle-class wear. Suspenders are made to be attached to trousers buttons sewn into the waistband.

In formal and traditional settings, it is considered a false manner to wear both belt and suspenders at the same time. Suspenders is now considered as an acceptable fashion in the modern world.

Suspenders come in various colors and sizes. The trousers for suspenders have buttons in order to attach the leather tabs, these may either be on the outside or inside of the trousers that do not have belt loops. It is important to place the buttons in the correct position, as trousers with suspenders should be slightly loose to hand correctly.

Right and Wrong Way to wear Suspenders

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Suspenders are created by designers and some are narrow clip-on suspenders which has a typical part called the skinhead, and to a lesser extent are ideal for picnic fashion. In skinhead and punk fashion suspenders are typically between ¾ and 1 inch (1.9 and 2.5 cm) in width.

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Suspender Designs

Suspenders can be worn with suits and dress trousers because they are more tilted to a formal outfit than casual outfits. There are numerous designs of male suspenders available. These designs can be classified according to the method of attachment to pants or by the shape formed at the back.

The earliest design by shape formed at the back was the H. Suspenders, and the latest designs were the X and most recently was the y shaped designs.

Suspenders were attached to trousers by the use of metal clasps.

Suspenders is not just a fashion accessory but also an item that makes a statement.


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