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Because your pants shouldn’t be around your ankles. That’s one reason, but they’ve become quite the fashion item as well. Suspenders were first worn in the 18th century as an undergarment. Since the 1960s, they've become an overgarment for fashion purposes and can be worn in a variety of social scenarios.
As long as you aren’t wearing both suspenders and a belt, you can mix and match suspenders in all sorts of ways. The most common top to wear suspenders with is a color shirt, but there’s no reason you can’t rock a regular tee with suspenders either. They now come in various materials, colors and prints so you can buy a whole range if you like. If you're looking for a pair or two of cheap suspenders, choose colors and fabrics that match your most common shirt type.
Suspenders can be awesome. When someone walks into a room confidently wearing suspenders, that's a memorable statement. If you can have that stylish aura around you while wearing suspenders, you're also creating a personal brand of sorts.
Both are fine with whatever look you’re going for. Suspenders with buttons tend to be cleaner and tidier and if there aren’t any buttons on your pants, you can sew them on yourself. Clips can look hip with the major downside being that they may damage the waistband of your pants over time.
Suspenders did have a somewhat nerdy reputation, which is totally fine. But it’s not the look everyone wants to rock. If you want that hipster look, consider these tips when buying suspenders.
Matching the fabric. No clear-cut rules here. But we suggest you either match the fabric of your suspenders with the rest of your outfit or choose a completely contrasting fabric. Rocking leather suspenders? Then the color should match your shoes.
An X, Y or H pattern at the back. The pattern on the back is for additional support and strength. The only reason to wear an H pattern is if you're rocking lederhosen or fighting fires. The X and Y patterns are best for fashion purposes.
Width of fabric. You can find fabric widths of all ranges with the safe options in the 1 1/4” - 1 1/2” range. If you’re looking for functional suspenders, you’ll want wider fabric. Less than 1” and you’re wearing suspenders for trendy reasons only.
Leather suspenders have emerged lately as a big hit. Even though you can get suspenders in many different fabrics, it's still the classic leather suspender men want. Why? Because they're timeless and add a lot of charisma and sharpness to your look.