3 Ways to Wear Suspenders


Suspenders – Ed Westwick

  The modern Braces (Uk English) or Suspenders (American English or Canadian English) were first invented in 1822 by Albert Thurston, since then they have been in and out of fashion over the last two centuries. Since men no longer need suspenders to hold up their pants, they have evolved from a necessity to a style accessory.

Here I wrote 3 ways to wear the suspenders..

1. Casual Cool

casual look

Suspenders can really give something extra to your casual look. Wear them over a casual shirt and some nice looking chino pants like the guys pictured above. Roll up the sleeves of your shirt and try to add some more accessories. As you can see, this can create an amazing ensemble. The suspenders are truly part of their outfits, instead of something worn to catch the eye. Their outfit are pulled together very well.

2. Wall Street

wall street

If you’re going for the corporate look, then wearing a pair of wide suspenders with your suit will definitely get you there. Just watch the movie  Wall Street again, and look at Gordon Gekko’s outfits for inspiration. Wearing a pair of suspenders under your suit jacket will make sure people will take notice of you every time you take it off.

3. Indie Punk


Suspenders are quite popular in the punk community, and the style they create with them is great to use as inspiration for your own. When a pair of skinny suspenders is paired with a well-worn t-shirt, some beat up jeans and a few punk appropriate accessories, you have a very subversive look on your hands with a lot of personality.

I hope these looks have given you some idea on how to wear a pair of men’s suspenders yourself. The most important thing to keep in mind is that the way you wear them should suit your personal style. If not, you will not feel comfortable wearing them, and it will only harm your confidence. People will take notice of this. However, if you simply add suspenders to your usual style, they will not look out of place.