No doubt this threak will detract from my already low MC-fu, and there will be trolling, but perhaps a serious answer can be found in here somewhere? So, as a huskier fella, I have a problem. The trousers I like to wear, with classic rises, should properly be worn at or just below my navel. Except that, with a little bit of a paunch, my trousers are always slipping down to my hips, leading to unsightly trouser puddles and a sagging crotch. So in spite of cinching my belts as tight as I can get them, I'm still constantly hiking my pants back up, then having to re-tuck my shirt, which has inevitably slipped out some, re-adjust... it's frumpy and awful. Yeah, I should lose the pounds, but let's presume for a minute I have a thyroid disorder that prevents me from doing so. This seems exactly the kind of scenario that braces were made for, and I do like to wear them when I am wearing a suit. Problem is, I practically never wear suits. My preferred attire for business and pleasure is trews, button down, and sportcoat. Braces would not work in that context. So I had an idea - most of my shirts these days are HK bespoke. I could pretty easily have button holes cut into my shirts at the points where buttons for braces would be sewn into my trousers... and by buttoning myself in, my shirts would sort of function as braces! Genius, right! Potential problems I see are a) Shirts might show the strain of holding up the trews, e.g. vertical ripples over my shoulders. b) Since shirts lack the elastic present in braces, I may not have the flexibility needed for sitting down, leading to wedgies. I'm surprised not to have seen anything like this come up in my years on the forum, and a search for "shirt suspenders" leads not to this but rather some kind of elaborate garter system. Flame away, laddies.