The age old debate of whether or not you should wear a belt with suspenders. It's a popular discussion regarding how to wear suspenders. This guide is going to clear up any questions you may have. But before I waste your time I'll give you my direct answer: NO
Suspenders vs. Belt
They both do their jobs nicely, but are belts better than suspenders? The answer is completely subjective. Let's list the pros and cons.
Characteristics of belts:
- Rarely come undone
- Very inconspicuous
- More popular
Characteristics of suspenders:
- Clip on suspenders may come undone
- Suspenders are rarely worn and easily stand out
- Less popular
It looks like it comes down to preference. They both do an equal job of supporting your pants, although suspenders are preferred for more heavy duty work like firemen.
The question is whether or not you like turning heads. When it comes to dressy events this is exactly what you want. However, if you just want a functional accessory solely to hold your pants up then a belt will draw less attention.
Can I Wear Both?
It simply does not make sense to wear both. The term 'belt and suspenders' is slang for redundancy and used to describe overly cautious procedures in some industries.
It's pretty much a fashion code to avoid redundancy. It shows that you're wearing something just to wear it which is a big no-no. If you're wearing suspenders in place of a belt then you have the plausible deniability that they are just being worn for functional reasons.
If you think for a second then it starts to makes perfect sense. It's like wearing sunglasses with a hat. You have two things that do the same job, so just pick one and wear the other on another time.
Outfits With Both Suspenders And A Belt
Still unsure? Take a look at some of these outfits and decide whether or not you agree with our opinion that you should not wear a belt with suspenders.
This one is a costume so he has an excuse:
Can you blame a man for wanting to show off his belt?
Have you seen office space?
Even cowboys are doing it!
Please don't wear this combination to a wedding:
Thanks for reading this article and I hope we helped you find your answer. If you need a reliable pair of suspenders then have a look at our men's suspenders. We have every color and style you could possibly think of.