Lifestyle tip for gentlemen: It’s either suspenders or belt – but never both

Lifestyle tip for gentlemen: It’s either suspenders or belt – but never both

Belts, suspenders and braces are all fashion accessories for men that also serve a practical purpose — keeping in place pants that don't fit perfectly.

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When used correctly, they significantly enhance a man's fashion image. However, there is a temptation among some men to use both suspenders or braces and belts at the same time.

According to fashion pundits, this is a definite no-no. A gentleman wears either suspenders/braces or a belt, but never both at the same time.

A man models suspenders. Source: whatmyboyfriendwore.com

A man models suspenders. Source: whatmyboyfriendwore.com

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Suspenders vs braces: What's the difference?

Well, you aren't alone if you wonder why the two accessories look almost the same but have different names.

According to whatmyboyfriendwore.com, suspenders are attached to your pants via a metal clip. They emerged around 1894, Briefly.co.za learned.

A man models braces. Source: whatmyboyfriendwore.com

A man models braces. Source: whatmyboyfriendwore.com

On the other hand, braces attach to your pants with buttons. They preceded suspenders and first emerged in the 1820s.

The emergence of suspenders gave men the choice between clips and buttons. Needless to say, many found suspenders more convenient, but braces are still fairly popular.

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A man models a belt. Source: Google

A man models a belt. Source: Google

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