Get Dressed: Brace Yourself!

I have to tell you, I was planning a very different post about menswear this morning: I was going to argue in favour of belted high-waisted denim on gents/gender-queer/transmasculine folks (looks awesome, trust, + that post will happen, promise)…however I was quickly led astray by all the saucy images of dudes in suspenders, have mercy. Suspenders, or more specifically, braces, are a highly butch sartorial trope that folks often use to play up or contrast their gendered self-presentation.  Or to simplify, the body-framing lines are sexy because they’re associated with traditional masculinity, which is fun to play up or subvert. Suspenders and braces look work-ready and tough as well as ready for a quick and easy deshabillement…so go to! Here are some styling tips for ya (here are some more), if you’re feeling a little timid about strapping these on for size. Most photos in this post are linked to further sources and inspiration.  Enjoy, and enjoy getting dressed! More images after the jump!

Author: Amber Goodwyn

Amber Goodwyn is a Montrealer freshly moved to the prairies where she's found a home in journalism at Prairie Dog Magazine. A jack-of-all-trades, she hopes to master some (hell, any) of the following before she expires: writing, music making, filmmaking, DJing, Werewolves.

10 thoughts on “Get Dressed: Brace Yourself!”


    Also, high-waisted looks like shit on guys with short torsos and fat hips. Ummm, not that I would know.

  2. Extra points for not including that guy from The Lumineers. But you lose points for making me think of The Lumineers.

  3. @Aiden If I can earn points back, let it be known that I don’t even know who The Lumineers *are*. ;)

  4. Hey. Ho. What exactly is wrong with those Lumineers?

    I am saddened that no one in the above is rocking the belt and suspender look.

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