White suspenders have gotten an unfair rap. Sure, they’re a staple with the white tophatted and tuxedoed crowd, but beneath their pristine - if stuffy - reputation, lies oh-so-much more (kinda like you...just minus the stuffy part). In fact, they lend themselves well to everyday life, from the corner office to hipster hangouts to downtown dives populated by the pretty people. Here are some additional ways to do suspenders in white - right!
Although red suspenders tend to bring slick Wall Streetiness to mind, they actually lend themselves well to a sartorial stroll further downtown. Red is a fun fashion weapon - it’s eyecatching and bold - but there is a caveat: a little goes a loooooooooooong way. Here are some ways to do red suspenders right:
Some many people have pondered what the difference is between men and women’s suspenders. The answer, not much. Most men’s suspenders are made with function in mind, while women’s suspenders are designed solely as a fashion accessory. This changes some of the structure, but not in a way that is very noticeable for most people. The majority of women’s suspenders is designed with clips, while men have more options with button-on suspenders.
As influential as it is, The Great Gatsby didn’t do so great when Scribner’s first published it in 1925. Rather, it received mixed reviews, sold poorly and when F. Scott Fitzgerald died in 1940, he believed himself a failure whose best work was forgotten. Fortunately, history has told a different story about this fascinating look at timeless themes of social change, decadence, idealism and excess - as seen through the prism of New York’s Jazz Age. Through the narrator, Nick Carraway, we see Jay Gatsby, a mysterious millionaire with an obsessive passion for Daisy Buchanan, a former debutante and still beautiful - at least on the outside. Like Gatsby himself.
No, the men on your gift list don’t need another tie. They. Just. Don’t. Since you don’t wanna be that guy (or girl), why not show off your flair for fashion this year by gifting something unusual and supremely useful: suspenders!
Think “black suspenders” and probably some version of “wedding attire” or “formalwear” jumps to mind. Sure, they’ve got you covered the next time you have to formally RSVP, but they actually have a fun side that promises to add extra style miles to your closet the rest of the time.
1. With a Canadian Tuxedo:
Denim worn with denim long ago headed south and, along the way, acquired a reputation for impossible cool. Variations on a single shade from head to toe always look sophisticated, especially if the denim pieces you choose are on the darker end of the color spectrum. For the coolest vibe, opt for a leather suspender. And don’t be afraid to play with the width - try some suspenders that are skinny to see how you like them, and then compare with ones that are wider. Keep experimenting until you find your happy place, suspender-wise. Try: https://www.jjsuspenders.
2. With a Gingham Check:
Every season, fashion writers seem proclaim the return of the gingham check...apparently forgetting that just one season prior, they proclaimed the same thing! Probably because it never really left. Not since that stylish subculture in 1960s London adopted it - along with cool jazz and jazzy scooters - dubbed the modernists, or simply, mods. An appropriately modern and on-trend way to get your gingham on right now is with a crisp khaki pant. If you’d prefer a button-on suspender instead of a clip-on, simply have your tailor (or significant other) sew some buttons onto the inside of the waistband for you.
3. With Attitude:
Let’s talk about ties. No matter what type of work you do, a gentleman should always have a few good ties on hand for interviews, special occasions, or even a night out when you want to look extra classy. When worn right, a tie can take even the most basic of looks up a couple notches. Below are 8 different types of ties, and how you can incorporate them into your wardrobe.