I had a pair of leather suspenders like these in the men’s section of the dollar store in Portland back in the eighties. It was only a pair of suspenders, but they were pretty cool. I’ve always wanted to buy a pair of something similar but more masculine. Now that I’m closer to retirement, I’ve given up on finding those suspenders in the men’s section of a store.
They dont’ come in the mens section of a store, so they’re not that valuable, but you can do pretty much whatever you want and theyre still very cool. But I’ve never seen anyone wear them, so who knows if they’re for men or women.
Suspenders are one of those things that we’ve all seen a bunch of. Not only is there an obvious “hey, we’re men” angle to them, but it also seems that a lot of men prefer to wear suspenders on their ankles. It’s a fashion statement that a lot of men feel they can’t get away with without, so there’s a chance that the suspenders are more for women.
Its probably a good idea to steer clear of men wearing suspenders for reasons of fashion and style. But suspenders also help men with their posture. Suspenders also go well in a suit and can help men look like theyre a more confident man in a suit. Its a very useful part of how men look that they dont have to go to the gym all day or do any of the other silly things that men do.
All of the above are great, but the reason I say that is because suspenders only look good when theyre worn properly. If a man wears them badly and has one of those big fat dings on them, it makes a real mess of that suit. Not only that but if you know youre going to be seen in those types of pants, you better at least do your best to look good.
This is a little known fact, but because men are the ones that wear the pants, it’s a lot easier to go about looking good in them. Most pants you can usually get away with with if you know how to sew them, but if you have to do your best, you better be good.
I know! Now that I think about it, I have to be careful about my pants. I know its a lot easier to say, “I know leather suspenders are for men and I wear them that way now.” But if I have to pull my pants up above my knees and not show a bit of leg, then I definitely just look ridiculous. And if you are going to go to a bar, you should definitely try and look good.
The reason the idea of a suspender is so absurd is because you’re going to have to make a decision about what to wear. Should you wear a pair of boots with suspenders, or a pair of jeans with suspenders? There’s a vast difference between the two. While it’s true that suspenders are a more “normal” style of pants for men, they’re still a bit ridiculous.
The idea of suspenders is ridiculous. But if it works like a time-looping stealth game, then its ridiculous and awesome. The point is that suspenders are the most obvious and common way of doing one of the great things a man can do: having a pair of pants that are comfortable and not a threat to your body.
Theres an entire section of the internet devoted to suspenders (some people say the word suspender is a word, others say it is a derogatory nickname) and the fashion designer who created them.