Suspenders Increase your Comfort
Watch our video on how to wear suspenders here! Suspenders are sometimes called braces, and I love wearing them for several reasons. First of all, they keep the pants comfortably at the right place and when you sit down there is not the usual pressure from the belt that might irritate you. Secondly, I think they feel good. I have heard many men say that they feel more manly and original. There are few men who wear suspenders, but those who do wear them will not ever give up wearing them. Moreover, suspenders can alter the entire appearance of an outfit and make you look more sophisticated, chic or dandy. I have a red pair I enjoy wearing with red socks, small details that suit enthusiasts will appreciate. When the jacket of the suit is closed, people will rarely see the suspenders, only when you open the jacket and actively move you may see them. Furthermore, suspenders are great because they are typically for men. It is a gentleman’s accessory that women cannot wear.
Certain celebrities like Larry King are notoriously known for always wearing suspenders.
He made it his trademark! Other celebrities like Ashton Kutcher are spotted wearing suspenders on jeans, which is more a fashion trend than useful. Those suspenders Kutcher has on in the photo are clip-ons which often damage woolen suits and should therefore be avoided. Descent suspenders have leather parts on the ends to connect with the buttons on the inside of the waistband of the pants. Buckle loops are not needed and should be removed if you wear suspenders.
Suspenders also serve a purpose for overweight and skinny people because belts for these men are usually uncomfortable, pointless and deform the pants. Suspenders are part of the etiquette of a smoking, also known as ‘black tie’. White suspenders go best with a smoking, although you may wear any color as long as the event is not very traditional. It is best to connect the suspenders to your pants before putting the pants on, after which you may want to adjust the clips until the pants are comfortably staying around the waist.
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