Friday, March 4, 2016

Braces and Suspenders Observations

Have you noticed more people wearing braces? I have. And it’s not just people in one demographic, but young and old, males and females. Here are some styles I observed recently:
  • middle-aged women attending a group birthday party in a restaurant wearing blue jeans and a casual, white shirt. Instead of a belt, she went with clip-on braces
  • older businessman wearing grey pants and a navy blazer. As he was walking down the sidewalk a gust of wind opened his blazer to reveal his braces
  • 20-year old wearing black suspenders with a white dress shirt and black jeans
  • teenage girl wearing a green, knee-length skirt with suspender straps
  • women wearing denim shorts with red suspenders and a plaid shirt
I couldn’t photograph these outfits, so I’ll share what braces I’ve been wearing. This is a pair of Y-back stripped braces with brown leather tabs. The straps have a grey edge trim, with light blue and thin stripes of red, white, navy, and grey.



What braces or suspenders have you been wearing recently?

3 comments:

  1. I did see an older gentlemen was wearing a pair of very bright (need sunglasses) rainbow ones this morning. But that's the first time I've seen anyone except me wearing suspenders in quite a while.

    I'm a daily suspender wearer and cycle through about a dozen pair that I use regularly. Of those maybe 8 of them are solid colored clip-on types, and 4 are striped. I also have some dress type (aka expensive) button on braces for suits that I wear as little as I can possibly get away with, (the suits that is).

    I've got a couple of pair of jeans that I wear some solid colored (tan and blue) button on more casual (aka much cheaper) braces with.

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    1. @TheGuyInSuspenders: Thanks for sharing your suspenders and braces collection! They are so much more comfortable than a belt. Enjoy wearing them!

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    2. I don't think I've actually worn a belt since I was like 6 so I'm not really sure they are more comfortable, but your welcome.

      A bit of a funny story for you. Very occasionally I don't wear suspenders, yesterday was one of those days; It's been pretty hot here and the jeans I had on were fine without them.

      Not counting the wife and kids I got at least a dozen comments about not wearing them. People at work, the place I go to lunch. The subway ride to work amazed me the most. I've taken the subway to work for the past 5 yrs and no one ever talks, no one makes eye contact, but several "no suspenders today" from people I've never spoken to; it was nuts, you'd think I forgot to put pants on.

      I think suspenders need a warning label put on them. "If used regularly consult your doctor before discontinuing use".

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