How To Wear Suspenders

five guys wearing suspenders outfits

In case you're wondering, suspenders are definitely in style in 2018. This article is going to teach you everything you need to know about how to classify, choose, and wear suspenders.

Our suspenders guide will touch on these main points:

  • What are suspenders?
  • How to attach suspenders?
  • How do suspenders work?
  • How to adjust suspenders?
  • What to wear with suspenders?
  • When to wear suspenders?
  • How to match suspenders?
  • How to put on suspenders?

    What Are Suspenders

    Suspenders are an accessory worn for either function or style reasons. They serve the purpose of holding your pants up, similar to a belt. Just make sure not to wear both at once. Check out some of our men's suspenders for good examples.

    Suspenders are often made of elastic, spandex, or leather. Leather suspenders are useful in the sense that they don't stretch and will hold sturdy. On the other hand, stretchier suspenders are very comfortable to wear.

    leather suspenders

    How To Attach Suspenders

      Clip-on suspenders are easy to attach and are best for beginners. You simply put pressure on the clip release, and allow them to clamp down on the belt area of your pants.

      guy attaching suspenders

      To attach button suspenders you must ensure sure that your pants have buttons sewn into them. Next, Just wrap the loops around your buttons and you're good to go. Our button suspenders come with 6 buttons so you can get to wearing them right away.

      How Do Suspenders Work

      The method behind suspenders is pretty straightforward. One or two straps at the back work to hold the back end of your pants up, while two straps at the front work to hold the front end of your pants up.

      How To Adjust Suspenders

      Standard suspenders can usually be adjusted by the front strap. There should be a metal clasp that you can tighten and looses to adjust your suspenders to your liking. Most leather suspenders are adjusted with the tradition hole-in-belt system. 

      What To Wear With Suspenders

      There are many different ways to wear suspenders and complementary accessories you can wear with suspenders. We are going to list all of our favorite suspenders outfits for you to try out.

      Suspenders with jeans:

      black and white picture of a man wearing suspenders with jeans

      Suspenders with a suit:

      man wearing suspenders and a suit

      Shorts with suspenders:

      teenager wearing shorts with suspenders

      Suspenders with a vest:

      guy wearing suspenders with a vest and bow tie

      Tie and suspenders:

      tie and suspenders

      Suspenders with a t-shirt:

      t shirt and suspenders

      Costume with suspenders:

      costume with suspenders

      Suspenders hanging down:

      guy wearing his suspenders hanging down 

      When To Wear Suspenders

      They are many appropriate times to wear suspenders. The most common is to wear suspenders formally. This includes weddings, proms, and fancy gatherings. On the other hand, people still love to wear suspenders casually for style reasons.

      How To Match Suspenders

      If you want to wear suspenders stylishly then it's a good idea to match your suspenders with other accessories. For example you can match a pair of brown leather suspenders with a brown pair of boots. This allows for all of your accessories to stand out giving you a stylish appearance.

      This rule is especially important for wearing suspenders with bow ties. The two accessories are basically made to match. This same rule of course applies for ties as well.

      If you're looking for a standard pair of suspenders that can be universally used for multiple occasions I would check out our classic suspenders.

      classic suspenders


      How To Put On Suspenders

      These simple tips will easily explain how to put on your suspenders:

      1. First, attach the back strap or straps to the back of your pants. You want to attach the back first because it makes attaching the tight end easier when it's at the front.
      2. Second, pull the two front straps over your shoulders.
      3. Next, attach the two front straps to your pants.
      4. Finally, adjust the two front straps to your liking.
      5. Remember not to wear a belt with suspenders.

      Here is a good demonstration of putting suspenders on:

      Thanks for reading our 2018 guide on how to wear suspenders. Check out this infographic for more info.

      If you want to see more suspenders outfits then have a look at our Instagram and Pinterest profiles!