Brace yourself: old-school suspenders are back in style and are the cool furnishing missing from your wardrobe. Combining both fashion and function, suspenders are comfortable (no more pinching belts) and will create the appearance of a broader chest. Try these ways to wear yours that look more modern cool than ’90s nerd:
Back to Basics
Go for a classic look with a crisp white button-down and a pair of contrasting suspenders. Try a casual style with a pair of dark-wash, straight-leg selvedge jeans (be sure to roll the cuff) and chukka boots for an easy entry point into the look.
Give your belt a break and go vertical with a pair of leather-button suspenders. Opt for a lightweight summer suit in light grey or tan paired with brown suspenders and dress shoes. It’ll look just as good with your jacket off when you’re on the dance floor.
Cool & Casual
When you’ve mastered the other two styles, try a pair of light tan suspenders that contrast with a cool chambray shirt, navy chinos and rugged boots.