Suspenders, the how to’s.

As you know here at Ottavio we have the belts and suspenders. We give the ‘How to’s’ surrounding suspenders.

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1. Buttons or Clips?

Suspenders should be fastened with buttons. Period. End of discussion.

2. Don’t Wear Suspenders with a Belt

Suspenders are a method for keeping your pants up. A belt is anothermethod for keeping your pants up. Don’t ever wear suspenders with a belt.

3. Are Belt Loops Okay?

Hardliners will tell you that if you’re wearing suspenders on a pair of pants with belt loops that you’re not all-in.

How To Wear Suspenders - He Spoke Style

There’s nothing wrong with wearing suspenders on pants with belt loops – it looks cleaner, more sophisticated and more committed if you forego the belt loops for side tabs.

4. Proper Adjustment

Suspenders used to come in different sizes/lengths. Now they have adjusters. When dialing in the right length, there’s a balance point between being too loose and too tight – the latter can lead to an uncomfortable tightening of the pants between the buttocks. Ahem.

5. Mind the Waist Size

Suspenders are best on pants that have a little room in the waist. If your pants are tight – or perfectly fitted to your waist – you don’t need suspenders. Unless, of course, you’re looking to add an unnecessary fashion accessory to your look.

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7. Formalwear

Bookending this post with another “line in the sand” item. When it comes to formalwear, suspenders are de rigueur. A belt with formal attire is a non-starter.

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