Originally Posted by Manton
I avoid them altogether in the summer, and have my summer suits cut for belt trousers. Braces are just too hot.
Surely this is a case of to-each-his-own, but I find braces no more oppressive in summer heat than a strip of leather affixed around my waist. Of course, I'm exactly the kind of dunderhead who thinks merino wool socks are more comfortable in the summer, so take my perspective with a grain of salt.