Heavy Duty Work Suspenders for Industrial Jobs

Butt crack and plumbers crack may be a running joke with comedians, but for men and women in the labor force, it’s not necessarily a laughing matter. No, plumbers and contractors aren’t trying to flash people or enjoy being on the receiving end of people’s jokes. It’s an on-the-job annoyance that plagues many people employed in industrial jobs. Tool belts and work belts weigh pants down. It’s gravity people. Remember Newton and the apple. If it’s heavy it’s coming down.

OK, so how can this age-old problem be avoided so everyone feels a little more comfortable? The solution is actually pretty simple: work suspenders. Yes, suspenders. They’re fun, fashionable and functional too!

Heavy Duty Work Suspenders copyWant to give suspenders a try?  Here’s the skinny on the different types of suspenders that might be right for you depending on your personal style and how you’ll wear them!

Just the basics please

If you are a traditionalist and don’t do particularly strenuous work or wear a tool belt, you may want to opt for a solid color two-inch wide elastic suspender in a variety of colors from neutral black, navy or tan to bolder reds and oranges.  Just be sure you to purchase them from a source that uses both high quality elastic and top-of-the-line “alligator” style clips to maximize their life span.

78030701_47pin-clip copyWant a basic elastic suspender with slightly greater security?  Check out suspenders with pin-clip or trigger snap attachments.  Pin clip suspenders feature a sharp pin that pierces the fabric of the pants, thereby ensuring the clip will not budge once it is secured.  Trigger snap suspenders feature snaps that attach to belt-loops on pants – similar to the clips found on dog leashes.  Trigger snap attachments are available both on standard elastic suspenders, as well as heavy duty, low stretch elastic suspenders called Rugged Comfort suspenders which are hand crafted in a saddlery the northwest and were originally designed with ranchers in mind.

Rugged ComfortIncredibly fun and fully functional!

If you need to hold your pants up, are fun-loving and don’t wear a heavy tool belt, novelty suspenders might be the right choice for you.  Available in a wide variety of trade/hobby specific patterns – including electrician suspenders, painter suspenders, mechanic suspenders, carpenter suspenders, and tape measure suspenders – these suspenders are generally made from elastic.

tape measuretradesmanBe sure to choose a 2-inch wide suspender (rather than a thinner width) with sturdy construction clips for maximum functionality.   SuspenderStore.com even carries a one-of-a-kind “Say No to Crack!” novelty suspender for those with a sense of humor!

crackSuspenders that won’t stretch

If you wear a tool belt, work in an industrial job or wear heavy pants, non-stretch heavy-duty work suspenders are a good choice.  The front straps of these suspenders are made of a non-stretch, polypropylene material (like found on duffle bag straps) that won’t stretch. However, the elastic material on the back of the suspenders increases the comfort factor and allows for ease of movement. When you’re on the job, you need to bend and move quickly. These suspenders will allow you to that easily while securely keeping your pants in place.

12031_Gene_070 - cropThe heavy-duty alligator clips attach easily to  denim as well as heavy work pants. These suspenders make great gifts for the special someone in your life that works in any industrial job.

Specialty Suspenders:  Logger, reflective, side-clip, firemen, belt-clip and more!

Some types of jobs require suspenders that are modified to accommodate the unique requirements of a specific type of job.  Logger suspenders are made from low-stretch, thick elastic and are available with both construction clip and industrial button-on attachments.

Reflective suspenders feature reflective material that will help keep you safe while also keeping your pants securely in place.

reflectiveSide-Clip suspenders have two clips that attach to the side of your pants rather than 4 clips that attach to both the front and the sides.  Side clip suspenders are perfect for those who spend a lot of time driving or sitting since the placement of the clips ensures that they won’t dig into your back.

truckerFireman suspenders feature non-stretch material and extra industrial button-on tabs to attach to heavy firefighter pants.

Belt-clip suspenders feature unique, sturdy plastic clips that attach to belts up to 1 1/2 inches wide thereby giving the wearer the extra protection of wearing both a belt and suspenders at the same time.

belt clipAnd finally, support suspenders feature low stretch elastic straps and shoulder pads to prevent the discomfort of the straps cutting into your shoulders, particularly when wearing heavy pants or a tool belt.

supportAs you can see, with all these work suspender choices, there is no reason to be the subject of a joke or to feel uncomfortable when you’re on the job. Who wants to be constantly pulling up their pants? Get a wonderful, affordable gift for yourself or someone in a similar line of work that will keep on giving every day. Heavy duty work suspenders are more comfortable than a belt and will do a better job of keeping your pants where they should be. You will also feel and look fabulous and who doesn’t love that?





Striped Suspender Styles: Pair the Pefect Stripe with your Outfit

Thin stripes, thick stripes, vertical stripes, diagonal stripes, equal width stripes, pin stripes, bold stripes, subtle stripes, zebra stripes, striped suspenders with clip attachments, striped suspenders with button attachments, silk suspenders with stripes, grosgrain striped suspenders, elastic striped suspenders – the possibilities for adding striped suspenders into your wardrobe are almost endless!

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With so many types of stripes to choose from, embracing your inner fashionista will not be a problem – but where should you start?  While stripes are one of the easiest patterns to pull off, it is essential to consider your entire outfit before you wear striped suspenders. Here are a few tips for selecting clothing ensembles to successfully incorporate striped suspenders into your look.

Go easy on pairing stripes with other patterns, at least at first.  While its possible to pull off a great look by mixing patterns, this falls into the category of advanced stripe wearing.  Beginners should start with adding stripes to solid color basics.  Usually at least one element of the striped pattern should tie into the color theme of the rest of your attire – ie. pair a navy blue suit with a white shirt and a classic striped pattern like navy and red, navy and yellow or navy and green.

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Consider your personal style.  Are you bold and daring or classic and understated?  If you want to stand out in a crowd, choose wider stripes in contrasting colors.  Aiming to be more subtle?  Go with thin or pin stripes in shades of the same color.  Alternating stripes of equal width in two contrasting colors (for example navy blue and white or red and navy blue) will lend a nautical look to your ensemble.  Want a vintage look?  Add a newsboy cap and a bow tie to your outfit and go with button-on striped suspenders.

Regardless of how an outfit pairs with your striped suspenders, it is important that you’re happy with the final results. Remember, if you’re happy with how you look, you’ll be able to remain confident everywhere you go.

Vary the suspender fabrics to match the occasion.  Business and dress situations call for a more formal striped suspender – choose fabrics such as silk and grosgrain to get a polished and professional look.  Suspenders with button attachments will provide a more traditional look while suspenders with clip attachments will be slightly less formal but will earn points for ease of use.  Can’t decide?  Choose a striped suspender with convertible attachments – that way you can easily change them from clip-on to button-on whenever you want.  Going casual to a casual affair?  Elastic suspenders will fit the ticket!

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Once you get some experience wearing your stripes, don’t be afraid to start taking some fashion risks.  A fearless attitude goes a long way, particularly when it comes to wearing striped suspenders. With the right attitude, you’ll be able to wear your suspenders with any outfit without fear – something that is sure to impress your friends, family and co-workers.


Purple Haze: How to Wear Purple Suspenders

For many people, there’s a certain comfort zone they stick to when wearing suspenders. Neutral shades like black, navy, charcoal, tan and brown is about as adventurous as some people are willing to get. While those classic colors are great mainstays, there’s no reason not to indulge in more daring colors too. Colors like purple can be an excellent way to incorporate a splash of color without going overboard.


Purple Over Black

Black can be an intimidating shade, especially when you’re decked out in it head to toe. Purple suspenders can give you that eye-catching pop of color you need to lighten and brighten a black outfit. To keep things classy and chic opt for a deep, regal shade of purple.


blackandpurplePurple also looks great with many shades of grey from dark charcoal grey to lighter smokey or steel greys.

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Experimenting With Different Shades of Purple

There are many shades of purple to experiment with. From rich jewel tone plums to light and lively lavender and any shade in between, donning purple suspenders can offer an ideal way to brighten up a single note outfit, or tie together a more eclectic look. Paler shades of purple tend to have a cooling effect, toning down brighter colors like lime green, orange and yellow. Darker shade of purple can add a touch of formality and class, especially for nighttime looks.

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Purple Prints

As with all patterned suspenders, purple patterned suspenders are best worn with shirts that are similar in tone and hue. Shirts in navy, pale blue and similar cool colors are ideal. Adding prints to your look via accessories like suspenders and ties can complement a business causal daytime look, particularly for outdoor events like summer weddings and cookouts.  From classic stripes to sophisticated paisleys, the options for elegant purple print suspenders are quite varied.



Purple on White

Lighter shades of purple like lilac and lavender are a fantastically subtle way to compliment white shirts, particularly in the spring and summer months. Worn with a pastel heavy outfit or even denim bottoms, pale purple over a white top can help keep the brightness of the white from washing you out on sunny days.






Mini Me: The Best Suspenders for Your Kids

What could be cuter than a kid in suspenders? May its the concept of dressing up your son like a mini-man, maybe it’s the fun of adding a “snappy” accessory to their outfits, maybe you love all things old-fashioned, or maybe it’s just simply the fact that suspenders will keep your kids pants from falling down – whatever your reason for liking the idea, suspenders are one of the hottest fashion statements around for kids!


Suspenders are comfortable and stylish for any age or taste and come in a range of sizes to fit infants to toddlers and beyond.  Matching adult/child suspenders make for a great look for weddings, family photos or costume parties.

For the boy or girl who wants to wear suspenders every day, choose a neutral color that goes with everything, like basic brown or black. These classic suspenders also work well for formal occasions like weddings.

Now, if you have a fashionista who wants to stand out, choose a bright, bold color like red or yellow. SuspenderStore offers 15 solid colors for your child’s enjoyment. For many of our colors, you can find coordinating kids’ bow ties and even adult-sized suspenders — so you and your “Mini Me” can match!

You can also delight your kids with novelty suspenders in exciting patterns. Let your child pick his or her favorite character, animal, or holiday. From Minions to superheroes, there are literally suspenders for every hobby or interest. Or, check out glitter suspenders, which are sure to make your kiddos sparkle, making them a favorite choice for dance recitals and other performances!

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Not only are children’s’ suspenders fun, they’re washable to make cleanup a snap. They come with either Y-back or X-back construction and convenient silver clip attachments that make them easy to put on and take off. For formal occasions, opt for suspenders with button-on attachments.

Not sure what size to order? Suspenders for kids are available in many sizes to make fitting easy. Choose from 25-inch all the way up to 50-inch suspenders, depending on the style. We recommend measuring the distance from the back waistline of your child’s pants, diagonally over the shoulder, to the front waistline. The next larger size will be the correct length for your child’s suspenders.

Style Guide: What to Wear to a Summer Polo Match

A polo match is the perfect forum for wearing suspenders. They’re just trendy enough to fit the slightly eccentric yet fashion-forward decorum of the event’s atmosphere.

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While the dress code for a polo match is usually “smart-casual”, attendees aim to be both comfortable and stylish.  According to menswear designer Dom Bagnatoof in an interview with ExecutiveStyle.com, polo spectators should focus on accessorizing when planning their attire.  “Colourful shoes, colourful belts, things that really make you stand out – that’s what is important. A beautiful pocket square if you’re wearing a jacket, an appropriate bow tie. You want as many parts of ‘colour pop’ as you can add to your outfit.”



What a perfect opportunity to showcase your suspender panache whether you are serving on the wait staff, lounging on the lawn or hobnobbing in an executive box!  In the spirit of good sportsmanship, we’ve come up with a few ways that you can incorporate suspenders into your polo look without risking standing out for the wrong reasons.

Working With Pastels

Pastels are a popular choice for polo match attendees. They are the perfect color palette for a warm summery day. Regardless of the colors you choose, pairing pastels with tan, beige, brown and sand colored suspenders is a winning combination. If you’re more of a risk-taker, consider bright white suspenders with metal clips.





Sticking to a Classic

While lighter colors are definitely more commonly worn at polo matches, there aren’t any hard and fast rules about what you can and can’t wear. In general though, sticking to lighter colors will serve you well. When you’re going with a more formal or traditional outfit, you might find yourself wondering how you can brighten up your look for an outdoor event. Suspenders can give you an opportunity to experiment with a slightly off-beat fashion trend without overdoing it. In this case, go for solid black suspenders or solid navy suspenders. Pair them with your best formal wear, but skip the jacket. If you feel the look is a touch too formal, roll up your sleeves. Who doesn’t love a nicely rolled sleeve?



Adding a Pop of Color

These days a polo match can be an excellent excuse to go all out fashion-wise. To make an entrance fellow match attendees are sure to notice, throw on neon suspenders in orange, yellow, or even lime green. A tasteful printed button up shirt with properly tailored slacks can complete the ensemble to create a fun spin on traditional polo wear.

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How to Wear Suspenders with Shorts

Summer is here and with the heat comes the shedding of extra layers of clothes and shortening and lightening of attire whenever possible.  Suspender lovers may find themselves wondering: Can I get away with wearing suspenders with shorts? The answer is – absolutely!  Not only do shorts and suspenders look stylish, but many wearers of this style feel that losing the belt during the summer months contributes to the free and easy vibe of the season.



Pairing suspenders with shorts is a look that can take a few tries to master. Luckily for you, we’ve put together a little list of a few tips and rules to help kick-start your shorts-with-suspenders journey the right way.

Too Formal or Not Formal Enough?

Suspenders are a fantastic way to add some elegant flair to any outfit. On their own, shorts are typically thought of as a more casual style choice, but how you dress them up can make a world of a difference. Paired with shorts, suspenders can immediately raise the caliber of the whole ensemble. For a full blown formal look, we suggest opting for button suspenders or combining your suspenders and shorts duo with a blazer or tie.



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When you’re donning any eye-catching accessory that you know will turn some heads, it’s best to make sure that the rest of your outfit is grounded in a way that makes your fashion-forward style choice an interesting visual and not an eye-sore. Shorts in solid colors like navy, black or even pastels can help keep the spotlight on your suspenders and the unique silhouette of this pairing.  If you want to add pizazz, adding a hat or designer sunglasses can lend extra interest to this style.





Florals and Graphics, Not So Much

Wearing shorts that heavily feature prints, graphics or floral patterns can make a bold statement without having to accessorize. Graphic shorts demand attention, so why detract from it? Adding suspenders to an outfit that already features a heavy print, can tip the scales just over the edge into “I don’t know where to look” territory. Suspenders are great, printed shorts are great, just maybe not at the same time.  At most we recommend a subtle striped short or shirt when wearing summer suspenders.

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Shorts might be the official symbol of causal style, but did you know clipped suspender can have the same effect? Accessorize your shorts with clipped suspenders to drive home that chic, yet easy-going casual look.



Shorts, Suspenders and Socks – Oh No!

Lastly, unless you are going for a nerd or grandpa look, we recommend skipping the socks when wearing shorts and suspenders.  Nothing says “geek” more loudly than a pair of knee-high socks and shorts.  Keep the shoes simple and stylish – loafers, tennis shoes and sandals are all excellent choices when wearing your suspenders-and-shorts ensembles.  And above all else – skip the socks!  Compare the two photos below – enough said!












Make a Statement: How to Rock Red Suspenders

The color red implies energy and passion.  In a 2014 study that appeared in the Journal of Psychology & Marketing, researchers found that wearing red increased the degree to which a presenter could persuade his audience.  In addition, researchers at the University of Rochester and the University of Munich have found that men wearing red are seen as being more attractive, desirable and powerful.  From boardroom to bedroom, it seems that wearing red can produce results!

How much red should you wear?  Research also shows that it doesn’t matter how much red you wear – a little splash of red in your attire has the same effect as wearing a larger item like a red shirt or red jacket.  Since it can be tricky to figure out how to wear red without being overpowering, adding a small dose of the color with accessories such as suspenders is the perfect solution – which is why power ties and red suspenders have such classic appeal.





Handsome-Men-Looks-with-Suspenders-56Want to make a fashion statement using red suspenders? Put on a pair of bright, bold red suspenders and you’ll stand out in any crowd. Here are a few tips for wearing red suspenders with style!

1.Pair your red suspenders with classic neutrals like black, white, dark blue and taupe.  This will allow the red suspenders to pop while taking some of the heat off the rest of your ensemble.  Red suspenders are especially striking paired with formal black and white attire. You can also rock red suspenders with neutral colors like tan and blue. Red suspenders even work for business attire to add an understated accent to your look.  Below, actor Justin Theroux keeps the rest of his attire simple with a white shirt, a black and gray striped tie, black wingtips, and a tailored gray suit.  The thin red suspenders add just the right amount of pizazz for a look that’s trendy, but not overstated.  The eleventh Doctor Who, played by Matt Smith, takes a similar approach by pairing his red suspenders with a light blue shirt, navy blue pants and a tweed sport coat.



Doctor-who-central-park-112.  Try pairing red with a single other color for a simple and classy look.  Doing so will provide an elegant backdrop for showing off your red suspenders!  Try red and black, as pictured below or pair with white, taupe, or blue.

3.  Play with coupling red suspenders with different shades of a single color and add some patterns to the mix to provide additional interest to your ensemble.  Below, Ed Westwick as ‘Chuck Bass’ in Gossip Girl shows how to do this right.  He pairs his red suspenders with various shades of blue including a blue striped shirt, a dark blue paisley tie and navy blue pants for an eye catching, yet sophisticated look.  This classic look can work wonderfully for women as well as men!


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Want to get the Ed Westick Wall Street look?  Here are our suggestions:

For men:

unspecified-1Shirt:     Circle of Gentlemen, Walta Houndstooth Dress Shirt

Shoes:  Allen Edmonds, Madison Park in Dark Chili

Pants:   Bonobos, Weekend Warrior Chino in Monday Blues

Tie:       Nordstrom Men’s Shop, Gouache Paisley Silk

Suspenders:  SuspenderStore, Grosgrain Red Clip

For women:

unspecified-2Shirt:    Lauren by Ralph Lauren, Striped Cotton Shirt in Blue/White

Pants:  Sharkskin Wide-Leg Pant in White

Shoes:  Nine West, Unfrgetabl Peep Toe Pumps in black leather

Purse:  Coach, Prairie Satchel in Black Pebbled Leather

SuspendersSuspenderStore, 1.25-inch wide Y-back clip in red

4.  Try playing off of novelty themes or seasonal holidays to get your splash of red, have some fun and show some spirit all at the same time.  If you’re feeling adventurous select suspenders in bold patterns like neon red, red glitter, or red plaid. For an even bolder style statement, choose a fun pattern like Christmas trees, Valentine’s Day hearts, Mickey Mouse, or Captain America. You can also find red suspenders to display your passions. SuspenderStore carries fire/rescue, American flag, and patriotic “Our Right, Our Duty” limited-edition suspenders. Thanks to our large lineup of themed and patterned suspenders, you won’t have any trouble reinventing your wardrobe to include red suspenders while creating a distinct look that’s uniquely you.




















How to Wear Formal Suspenders – SuspenderStore.com

While suspenders are attractive, practical and interesting accents to any outfit, we think they make an especially dapper addition to tuxedos and other formal attire.

studio_shoot-211A staple in anyone’s closet, dress suspenders are an ideal accessory to wear to upscale events like weddings, proms or business meetings. They come in both clip and button styles, and a wide range of fabrics and patterns to fit your unique style.

Not sure how to wear formal suspenders? Use this SuspenderStore style guide to learn everything you need to know.

Clip vs. Button Suspenders

Either clip or button suspenders make an elegant addition to your special occasion ensemble.  Clip suspenders are often chosen for wedding parties for their ease of use – just open the package, clip them on – and presto – your groomsmen look awesome!  Rachel Braun



Clip suspenders are also a great choice because they come in a huge array of colors so it is easy to find the perfect shade to tie into your bridesmaid dresses or to create a fun and colorful splash of color.

Austin MorrowGold- or silver-colored hardware gives clip suspenders an elegant look that can take you from casual to dressy occasions.

However, for a more formal or black tie look, button suspenders are the way to go.  Button suspenders give the classic finishing touch to formal attire.  Some button suspenders feature high quality leather accents while others feature woven fabric – “runner-end” – attachments.  These high-end tuxedo suspenders are made specifically for suit attire and provide a sophisticated and polished look; however the runner-end attachment is considered by fashion experts to be the dressier of the two options.




Most tuxedos and many business suits come with buttons already sewn into the waistband of the pants, so choosing to wear button suspenders does not necessarily mean additional work.  If you find that your pants do not have the appropriate buttons already in place, you can easily sew them on yourself, or take your pants to any skilled tailor who will know exactly what to do.

X-Back vs. Y-Back Suspenders
Suspenders come with either an “X-back” or “Y-back” construction.  X-back goes down the back and crosses over to the other side, while Y-back has shoulder straps that combine at the mid-point of the back and then go into a single strap to attach to the pants.

Jaymie Teeters #7Bonnie Hutzelis 1For formal events, Y-back suspenders are often preferred because many consider them to be more formal and stylish.  Additionally, button-suspenders almost always feature a Y-back.  However, X-back suspenders offer better support which can be especially important if you’ll be wearing your suspenders for a long event like a wedding. There is no right or wrong choice here – choosing which style to wear really depends on your own preferences.

Solid vs. Patterned Suspenders
Solid colors are the most versatile choice for formal suspenders and braces. Black suspenders go with everything, especially tuxedos. For the most upscale “black tie” event, choose black silk suspenders with button attachments and a Y-back. The sleekness and slight sheen of silk is perfect for taking a basic ensemble to the next level.



In addition to solid black or white suspenders, there are numerous “tone-on-tone” options available in formal silk and jacquard suspenders, which provide the simplicity and elegance of a solid color suspender but add some interest via a subtle pattern.  Tone-on-tone patterns available in our silk formal suspenders collection include paisley, stripes, and basketweave, while our formal jacquard suspenders come in checkered and diamond patterns.

PaisleyIn addition to black, dress suspenders are also available in rich colors like burgundy, navy, and ivory in fine fabrics including grosgrain, silk, jacquard and french satin.

Silk CompositeIf you want to add even more pizzazz to your formal style, look at patterned suspenders. SuspenderStore features a range of smart patterns, including paisley, stripes, polka dots, herringbone and even exquisitely detailed themed braces made of vintage ribbon or handwoven silk.




With your jacket on, only just a peak of your suspenders will show, so they can be as interesting as you want them to be. Then, as the night goes on, if you take your jacket off you can really flaunt your style!








How to Choose the Width of Your Suspenders

Whether buying suspenders for yourself or as a gift (suspenders make great presents!) – one of the most common questions we hear is how to choose the right width suspender.  With Father’s Day fast approaching, we thought you’d appreciate some pointers on how to choose the perfect width suspender for anyone on your shopping list – your dad, your grandpa, your husband, your child or yourself!


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Here are three tips for choosing the right width for your suspenders consistently:

1. Know your options

Suspenders are available in a variety of widths, including:

  • Thin – Thin suspenders include ½-inch, 3/4-inch and 1-inch wide.
  • Mid-range – Consists of suspenders between 1.25-inch and 1.5-inch wide.
  • 2-inch wide – Commonly used for casual or work suspenders that are designed for heavy wear and tear.

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Most basic solid color suspenders (black, navy blue, red, tan, etc.) are available in every available width, which means that you get to choose the exact width that best serves your purposes.  Other suspenders are offered in a smaller range of widths.  This will make your choice easier and give you a hint as to how most people choose to wear that specific suspender. As you look at suspenders, be sure to consider all of the widths at your disposal to find a pair that matches your personal style.

2. Understand their purpose

While all suspenders serve the function of keeping your pants from falling down – some suspenders are more fashionable while others are meant for rugged work.

For the most part, the primary purpose of thin suspenders – those that are 1-inch wide or less – is to make a stylish fashion statement, while in addition, acting to keep your attire in place.  Thin suspenders are perfect additions to the style conscious person’s wardrobe.  They look great with jeans, flirty skirts and other trendy looks.

Handsome-Men-Looks-with-Suspenders-22 Handsome-Men-Looks-with-Suspenders-51Mid-range width suspenders are less trendy looking, but still add a polished and unique fashion flair.  They are somewhat more conservative in appearance, and are thus suitable for those who who enjoy wearing suspenders in casual, business-casual, business and dress situations.  In general 1 1/4 inch wide and 1 3/8 inch wide suspenders are slightly more dressy than 1 1/2 inch wide suspenders, and are therefore somewhat more popular for business and dress attire.   1 1/2 inch wide suspenders are perfect for someone who wants to wear the suspenders in both business and casual situations.  This width is extremely versatile and traditional making it a good “all purpose” choice.


Handsome-Men-Looks-with-Suspenders-7Finally, 2 inch wide suspenders are all about function over fashion.  The extra width gives them the ability handle more of a load, and their heavy duty clips ensure that they will withstand greater wear and tear.  2-inch wide suspenders come in a variety of materials including elastic for every day wear (great for your average grandpa!) and non-stretch polypropylene constructed withstand the strains of strenuous labor and heavy tool belts (great for those doing manual labor).

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In many cases, wider suspenders become more comfortable as a person ages because they may better meet their physical needs than thinner varieties.  Additionally, thinner suspenders generally look better on smaller people – making them popular with kids, women and men who are small of build.  A 2-inch wide suspender on a 3 year old child would look overwhelmingly large.  Conversely, a 1/2-inch wide suspender on the big-and-tall man in your life might look superfluous.

12031_CONNIE_012 Handsome-Men-Looks-with-Suspenders-56Ultimately, however, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The same person can look fabulous in different width suspenders depending on their outfit and their mood!  So don’t be afraid to experiment with different widths to see what you like – or try buying different widths for different occasions. By doing so, you’ll be able to discover suspenders that offer the perfect blend of form and function wherever and whenever they are worn!

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Hot Summer Stylish Suspenders

Memorial Day and summer is almost here, and so are the dazzling summer fashions that come along with it! And for those who enjoy eye-catching suspenders, summer represents a great time to discover new ways to wear your favorite fashion apparel accessories!





Summer suspenders are versatile.  Try pairing solid color suspenders with shorts, seersucker suits, or skater skirts.  Or, keep your attire simple and opt for an eye-catching pair of summer themed suspenders – including palm leaves, tropical hibiscus suspenders, flip flop suspenders, patriotic red-white-and-blue Fourth of July suspenders or exquisite handwoven silk suspenders with summer themes such as scuba diving, baseball, Hawaiian luau, and circus side shows.  Suspenders are sure to add sizzle to your look no matter how you wear them!

So how should you wear your suspenders this summer? Here’s a closer look at some of your options.

#1. Pair your suspenders with shorts
Who says suspenders should be worn with long pants only?  Take a dive into the forefront of fashion and wear suspenders with shorts for a cool and stylish look.  Men, women and kids can all pull this look off with great panache!

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#2.  Add suspenders to traditional summer attire for a classy look

Summer styles are light and airy.  For men, this means trading wool suits for classic fabrics such as seersucker and madras.  For women this means flirty skirts and shorts. Suspenders make a dashing addition to all your summer ensembles.


05ef62d51a95319a229e5bdea0eb46c33.  Make a splash with fun, novelty themed summer suspenders

Go tropical with Palm Leaf Suspenders, Hibiscus Suspenders, Flip Flop Suspenders or Margarita Suspenders.

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FOURTH_OF_JULYTake a virtual or real trip to Disney and get in the spirit with a pair of Mickey Mouse suspenders.

Composite-2Express your individuality with exquisite limited edition hand-woven silk braces in summer themes to fit your unique passions.

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Pick up a pair of deluxe SuspenderStore suspenders for summer – you’ll be happy you did! With the right pair of suspenders at your disposal, you’ll be able to dress for comfort and fashion success any time you choose.