Originally Posted by juuceman
<fail> Vests and double breasted have nothing to do with the appropriate wear of braces.
You fail. His point seemed to be that a vest means a belt is inappropriate, therefore making braces a more likely option, though side-adjusters would be an option too.
Originally Posted by howbah
here in the USA, braces are used to straighten children's teeth. weird fact: In the UK, people use the word "braces" when they mean "suspenders"! (they don't ever use "braces" in our sense of the word, as any photo of a British person will confirm!!!)
'Braces' is used over here just as much for the tooth-straightening apparatus as in the sartorial context; probably more so considering how few people wear the latter these days. We just aren't as obsessed with having perfect teeth as the shallow image-obsessed Americans. And 'suspenders' are worn by women to hold up their stockings...