1. Suspenders or Braces - what's the difference?
Traditionally, the term "braces" refers to button-on suspenders, generally made of higher quality materials and intended for business and dress wear, while the term "suspenders" refers to the clip-on variety that can be worn with either dress or casual attire. However,
in the United States, the word "suspenders" is often used interchangeably to refer to both the clip-on and button-on styles. Likewise Brits use the term "braces" in a similar fashion to encompass both types of attachment styles. At SUSPENDERS FOR MEN
we are using the traditional convention of referring to the button-end variety as "braces" and the clip-on style as "suspenders." However, there is no difference in the quality of materials between our braces and our suspenders - either are equally appropriate for any occasion - which attachment style you choose is simply a matter of your own personal preference.
2. How do I know what size braces or suspenders to order?
Click on the "Size Guide" available on each item page underneath the Size/Color options. This table provides a general guide to what length braces generally fit men of average build in different height ranges. Please note that these are estimates only - other factors such as build, weight, and whether you are long- or short-waisted will impact exactly how the suspenders will fit you.
All lengths listed are the length of the braces fully extended (i.e. with the adjusters fully let out). This is the maximum length of the suspender, with a little give from any elasticized material used in the construction. To accurately assess whether a specific size will fit you, measure the distance the suspender will travel from the front of your trousers where the braces will attach, over your shoulder to where they will attach onto the back of your pants. This is the length suspender you need. Selecting a size that is greater than or equal to this measured length should ensure an accurate fit. However, please note if your measurement is the same as or close to the length of the braces you are buying, there will not be a lot of room for making adjustments and you may want to order the next longer size.
3. There is only one size listed for the braces I want to purchase. Are other sizes available?
This varies from suspender to suspender. Most braces that are listed as being available in 42" and 48" lengths are also available in a 54' length as well. Braces that are listed as being available in 46" length only are generally viewed as "one size fits all" - although some may be available in a 52" length as well. If we do not carry the 52" length in the specific brace you are interested in, we may be able to special order it for you, however please note that we have a 3 pair minimum order requirement for all special orders.
4. How can I return or exchange braces?
Please refer to our Returns & Exchanges
page for detailed instructions on how to make returns and exchanges on your order. We have an easy return and exchange policy as long as the suspenders are returned to us within a reasonable time frame and in good condition.
5. I made an error on an order I've already placed. Can I fix it?
We ship most orders on the same day they are received. If you have placed your order during the evening (after 4:30 EST) or on a weekend, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate what your mistake was and how you would like us to fix it. We will make every attempt to modify your order according to your request. If you placed your order during our normal business hours (Monday - Friday 9 AM - 4:30 PM EST please call us immediately at 877-987-8008
and we will attempt to catch your order before it ships. However, because we process and ship orders very quickly we cannot guarantee that we will be able to intercept your package. We will give it our best try and apologize in advance for any inconvenience caused if we are unable to remedy your mistake. We believe in the majority of cases our fast processing and shipping times work to your advantage.
6. Do you carry other types of suspenders and braces such as novelty suspenders, suspenders for women, kid's suspenders, or heavy duty work suspenders?
We were hoping you'd ask that! SUSPENDERS FOR MEN
focuses on providing a wide range of business, dress and casual wear braces and suspenders for men. However, we have another website which offers many other types of suspenders - please visit SuspenderStore.com
to see what we have!
7. Do you sell or rent your SUSPENDERS FOR MEN customer lists?
Absolutely not! We collect your email information and phone number so that we can contact you if we have any questions regarding your order. Unless you request to join our email list to receive coupons and new product announcements, the only correspondence you will receive from us will be to give you status updates on your current order. Under no circumstances will we share your information with anyone outside our organization.
8. Is my credit card information safe with you?
Absolutely! We do not share your credit card information with anyone outside our company for any reason. The information stays active in our system for 30 days after your purchase because this simplifies matters when an exchange or return is necessary. After that time, the data is automatically erased from our system.