suspenders!

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  1. RobertE

    RobertE Well-Known Member

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    good afternoon1 i am having my tailor add brace buttons to my better pants. i own one pair of brooks bros. suspenders. anyone else like suspenders? where do you buy them?
    i want real button suspenders, not clip ons.

    have a super day!
    bob
     
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    codeman92190 Well-Known Member

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    Please have him take off the belt loops while you're at. I don't know that this is a hard and fast rule, but if you're going to wear them, don't do it half-way. I personally wear all of my lower rise pants with belts, and my higher rise pants with suspenders, mostly because I find it very uncomfortable to cinch a belt around my stomach. I can see no real reason why you would have to choose between the two on any given day.
     
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    RobertE Well-Known Member

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    thanks codeman! where do you buy your suspenders?

    Bob
     
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    yywwyy Senior member

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    I HEART SUSPENDERS!!!!!! EVEN THE CLIP-ONS!!!

    Albert Thurston is just great. Just order directly from them.
     
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    RobertE Well-Known Member

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    albert thurston is superb!! thank you. seems i can order direct from them. thanks SO MUCH. high quality.

    best

    bob
     
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    What would be the average price to remove the belt loops and put on the buttons? I've seen $6-$10 for the buttons. I need to buy a pair of brown suspenders before I make the plunge. But I'm trying to figure out how expensive it will be.
     
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    I have mostly stuck to Brooks Brothers up to this point. They were the first pair that I bought, and I've never felt the need to deviate from them. I would recommend checking out ebay, as well.

    Yeah, getting the buttons put on is about $6-$10, but having the loops removed can cost $20-$30, depending on how much stitching was used to put them on in the first place. I can't remember exactly what website it was, but there is a clothing store that offers at checkout either belt loops, suspender buttons, or pull tabs. If anyone knows what I'm talking about, I'd love to know where I saw that, because I really appreciated that option.
     
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    johnvw Senior member

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    Albert Thurston and BB both offer quality suspenders (braces). RobertE doesn't mention in his original post having a price point or price range in mind, but www.beltoutlet.com has braces with leather tabs for sale at prices significantly below what the other two charge. (This is not :spam:; I am a satisfied customer there.) Anyone who finds the AT and BB braces expensive should check out the above website.
     
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    RobertE Well-Known Member

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    thanks all! thanks johnvw will check belt outlet

    bob
     
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    johnvw Senior member

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    john parker Well-Known Member

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    Just looked briefly at the Belt Outlet "button suspenders" (braces), and they seem to be all elastic. I personally prefer the "stability" of Thurston, Tragalgar and other braces where the ribbon is non-stretch except for the back strap. Perhaps that is just a matter of personal preference, but to me the non-stretch seem more secure.
     
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    tralfalallalalalalalflalrlalflalalalragar is good too.
     
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    johnvw Senior member

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    The Belt Outlet braces are "elastic" in adjusting to various user heights/weights within a size range (regular and big/tall), but once adjusted correctly are secure in holding pants in place comfortably.
     

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