It is a well known saying that a Gentleman's trousers should hang from the shoulders and not the waist. I like to use the well tried method of button braces (or suspenders as the American side of my family called them). When you get used to them they
are so much more comfortable that a belt and one great benefit is that you can wear trousers slightly too large and they hang perfectly and you don't get that 'tight' feeling and need to 'loosen the top button' after a good repast. It is also excellent for
those Gentlemen who are well proportioned and avoids the 'belly overhang'!
When it comes to trousers, it is expensive and actually difficult to buy trousers that have buttons for braces. I sow my own on and often use contrasting buttons to add that
'wonderful confusion'. A word of warning if you go in this direction - be careful when buying trousers as most trousers you buy today are the hipster type and when you suspend them with braces they tend to, how can I say, well they tend to be a bit tight around
the tickle tackle not only that they look a bit silly. So try to buy 'high rise' trousers, the old fashioned type. If you really want the look then 'Fishtails' are what you want. They. as their name name suggests, have a fishtail at the back where the
buttons are - sadly they are very expensive and you have to look on-line and you will be surprised where you find them ranging from Historic re-enactment sites to Retro clothing shops and Steampunk emporiums. Of course if possible button flies are preferable
and you don't have to keep checking yourself when entering a room full of people!
Re trousers ...Have a look at this site and you see what I am talking about http://www.darcyclothing.com/shop/
A word of warning - please don't wear a belt with braces that's like wearing socks with sandals!