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Old 12-11-2013, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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My dad never really let them go. Guess he's pre-hip.
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Old 12-11-2013, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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I wear suspenders though I think the clip on ones are tacky, so I will only wear them under something. I do not wear suspenders with a belt. Either one or the other.

I wear suspenders a lot during the winter when layering and wearing longer, heavier pants. It keeps my pants from drooping. I hate having re-tuck.

Played golf today with long chino pants, long sleeve golf shirt, and a sweater. Clip ons were fine as the sweater covered them. Much more comfortable then a belt and no re-tucking.....LOL

For business, it is more of a fashion statement and I have seen suspenders come and go but I never wore clip-ons.

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Old 12-11-2013, 03:15 PM
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Funnily enough, in England "suspenders" means something completely different. Dr. Who would not wear suspenders.
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Old 12-11-2013, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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Funnily enough, in England "suspenders" means something completely different. Dr. Who would not wear suspenders.
Suspenders in England are ladies garter belts. Suspenders as we know them, are called braces in England.
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Old 12-12-2013, 10:13 AM
 
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I said suspenders for a reason.

What Matt Smith wears are not what I consider braces because they have that steel clasp at the end, as opposed to conventional braces, as the asser ones here.

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Old 12-12-2013, 10:52 AM
 
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No way

Enough with this antique/geek chic trend. No more creepy beards groomed with artisanal shaving kits circa 1850, no more suede loafers, grandpa vests and no more cute bowties on men under 75. You can only get away with that stuff if you're old and senile.
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Old 12-12-2013, 11:08 AM
 
Location: New York NY
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Suspenders were sort of cool back in the '80s when they were an iconic badge of Yuppiedom and very Godon Gecko-ish. They read: power. No Wall St wannabee or corporate lawyer didn't have a few good sets of suspenders and the suits to go with them. But they're pretty much passe now and I don't know what the power dressing accessory is for men now. Does anybody?

And yes, clip-on suspenders, now and then, are a totally other thing that reminds of school-kids, farmers, senior citizens, or back-to-nature diehards who brag about living off the grid.
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Old 12-12-2013, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Central Maine
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Suspenders ARE cool!!
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Old 12-12-2013, 08:33 PM
 
Location: SC
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In the right outfit, suspenders improve an outfit. It'll also keep people's pants from falling.
That you, Larry King?
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Old 12-14-2013, 03:12 AM
 
Location: Folsom
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In the right outfit, suspenders improve an outfit. It'll also keep people's pants from falling.
On ski pants or a chippendale's dancer.....

My ex and my dad wore them. They actually sewed their own when the "ready-made" were not available and because they didn't like the clip ons; they weren't popular at the time. They even sewed buttons onto their pants so they could attach them. I wasn't impressed. They looked sloppy, and made them look poor. If you wear the correct size pant, then pants do not fall down.
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