In the recent fashion world, there has been a quite a frenzy of debunked fashion no-no’s. This has created a world where it’s ok to wear white after labor day, brown and black are now an ok color combo, and women rarely match their shoes with their handbag. However, there are still some faux pas that must be noted. For JJ Suspenders, seeing someone wear a belt with their suspenders is definitely cringe-worthy. This is no arbitrary rule, here are some reasons why your shouldn’t.
Wedding season is upon us, and with it comes an opportunity for us to bring out our best duds and share in our loved ones’ big days. Weddings have become more and more creative as brides and grooms take a few steps back from tradition and make their event personal to them. We love seeing the creativity, style, and absolute flair that couples utilize when creating unique themes or picking outfits that suit their personalities better...
There is nothing that gets a woman’s attention quite well as a man in a tuxedo. One man perfected the art of a well-worn tux - James Bond. No matter what Bond era you favor, there was nothing better than watching 007 walk (or swim, or parachute) into a party and see women swoon...
Suspenders are a must-have for any modern gentleman's wardrobe. And if current trends are any indication, these spiffy accessories aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. The question that many have is: what do I wear them with?
There are no limits to where you can wear your suspenders! It’s all in how you put together your accessories. Luckily your friends here at JJ Suspenders have you covered for any occasion.
Suspenders can be a great way to stand out at your next formal event...
We often get asked why we don’t stock women’s suspenders here at JJ. The fact is, all of our suspenders are unisex, and can be worn by both men and women. While we’ve covered the different ways men can wear suspenders here, read on for our tips on how to best wear them as a women’s accessory.
The first thing to consider if you’re a woman buying suspenders is sizing. Read our size guide, and scale down a little bit from there. Men tend to have broader shoulders and wider torsos, so you likely want to go down a size from what you think might fit you.
Because women are generally slighter in build than men, wide suspenders can sometimes look oversized and can detract from the overall look you are trying to achieve. Skinny suspenders tend to be more flattering on women, while wide suspenders can be more comfortable depending on how they are worn.
Style vs. Function
Generally, suspenders are worn by women more as a fashion accessory than a functional one. The consideration of how much support they can offer is often secondary, and because of this, they can be worn in creative ways, not just to hold trousers up.
Formal vs. Casual
When worn by women, there are two distinct styles that suspenders can help achieve. The first is a masculine, tailored look, which we like to air with button-on suspenders crafted in traditional fabrics in muted colors such as black, navy, or grey. The second is a more casual look that is often created by pairing suspenders with denim or shorts. For this, we like using suspenders crafted in interesting fabrics like leather or denim in bright colors and bold patterns.
It can sometimes be difficult to choose the right color for your suspenders. With so many hues and patterns, settling on just one pair can be overwhelming. What we recommend is you think about the outfit (or outfits) that you’ll be wearing the suspenders with, and make your choice accordingly. Also take into account the season and level of formality of your ensemble. We like darker, more muted tones for winter, and happy bright shades for summer, and always prefer button-ons for more formal occasions and to create a polished finished look.
One of the best ways to create visual impact and help bring a wedding theme to life is through small details throughout the ceremony. A great way to do this is by incorporating accessories that speak to the theme. While the bride and groom are in wedding attire, the wedding party is essentially a walking, talking canvas upon which you can bring to life the theme of your wedding...
Be sure to check out our more general wedding attire guide for men if you're looking for style tips outside of suspenders.