My new found infatuation with suspenders and braces is more apparent than ever. At first I was very apprehensive to the thought of wearing them because I was used to seeing them worn by overweight elderly men. Therefore, it led me to believe that they were not suitable for me. However, after some experimentation and research of my own I began to appreciate the thought of wearing a pair of suspenders instead of a regular belt. It is just something about having that extra support for your trousers that truly make them something to appreciate. Also, in my opinion a detailed pair of suspenders can add that splash of color that so many of us yearn for.
The first pair of suspenders date back to 18th century France. They were originally considered an undergarment that should never be seen in public, similar to boxer shorts. Conversely, in today’s society men willingly flaunt their suspenders at any given opportunity, some even prefer not to wear jackets so that their suspenders are more visible. Suspenders eventually lost its popularity in the early 20th century, when lower-sitting pants no longer required them. However, suspenders did not disappear completely. In 1928, doctors such as Dr. V. S. Cheney of Chicago recommended that his patients wear suspenders to improve their posture.
Cap by H&M, Shirt by H&M, Tie by Bergdorf Goodman, Suspenders by Vintage, Trousers by Stafford, Shoes by André Maiseille