Are you a fan of The Great Gatsby era? The high romance and impeccable fashion sense of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece has come en vogue again with the recent release of Baz Luhrmann’s blockbuster film. If you wish to look like a 1920s blue-blood, but aren’t flush like Leonardo DiCaprio’s Jay Gatsby, we can help you out. A key part of the required wardrobe for a man-about-town in those days was a quality pair of silk braces. You can spend well over $100 at Brooks Brothers for a pair of suspenders from their Great Gatsby Collection made with nylon straps (a material that wasn’t invented until 1935), or at the Suspender Store, you can purchase genuine button-on silk braces for much less.
We have an impressive selection of traditional formal button suspenders — or braces, as these more upscale suspenders are known. Traditionally, distinguished gentlemen would wear trousers that had brace buttons, and these braces were then secured to the buttons instead of being clipped on. Button braces will give you a classier, cleaner appearance without any unsightly bulging. To complete your sleek and stylish Great Gatsby look, your wardrobe will need to include a trim-fitting herringbone suit with linen vest, boater hat, bow tie and vintage two-tone wingtip shoes. If you need some inspiration, take a look at these Great Gatsby-inspired men’s fashion ideas.