More commonly known as suspenders, Braces are a timeless accessory that many still use. Some may even consider men’s braces a comfy alternative to pant belts. Although relatively new compared to belts that have existed for centuries, braces offer wearers many benefits aside from being snug and fit. And with men’s fashion in Australia slowly rewriting old traditions, it’s safe to say that braces are no longer formal wear for most men. Besides, they are now making a comeback with braces trending among men’s fashion in the country. Please don’t confuse them with suspenders even though it’s named the same in other countries like the USA.
From button types to clip-on, men’s braces are no longer the old clothing accessory worn by loggers and Santa Claus. Today, most men wear braces for formal occasions like with a tuxedo or pants. And on rare occasions, even with a pair of jeans. For those looking to try out braces with formal wear, here is a list of benefits that come with wearing men’s braces:
A Versatile Accessory: Men, and women, can sport or pull off a variety of looks, from old-fashioned looks to punk or an edgy look. Australians can even pull off a casual office look with rolled-up sleeves or dress shirts. Depending upon the thickness of the braces, people can choose to show them off or wear them under the coat. As long as the pants have loops for the braces, wearers can virtually go for any look that catches their fancy.
Posture For The Win: Braces can help wearers maintain their postures and prevent slouching for hours on end. The tight frame helps keep the spine in the correct position, and this is suitable for those who will stand or sit in a chair for an extended period. Plus, it’ll also help keep the pants in good condition and prevent the formation of creases or folds. As an added benefit, a good posture is a sign of confidence and gives a tall appearance.
Numerous Options: Braces come in eye-catching designs and various colours and sizes suitable for all body types compared to belts. Many options help wearers select the best style and customise their wardrobe according to their personal preferences. The same goes for material selection, and Australians are not just limited to leather or synthetic rubber, as with standard belts.
Breaking The Barriers To Fashion: Although men typically wear braces, they are also made for women, children and even toddlers. As the barriers between fashion are broken down, braces help redefine men’s fashion in a way that includes everyone.
The Best Alternative When Compared To Belts: Although it is the most popular choice in Australia, belts are not the best or the ideal one. Sometimes it might be too tight, making it uncomfortable for the wearer, and at other times, there is always a lack of options for materials or even colours. Belts are sturdy and lack flexibility, and braces can be a way better option, although it does take some getting used to. But once people do, there is little chance they’ll be going back to belts as braces offer a more comfortable alternative. People would instead sport braces over their shoulders than squeeze a tight belt all day long. Not to mention the lack of adjustability when it comes to belts. Wearers shouldn’t let straps stop them from making a unique fashion statement.