Joshua Kissi of Street Etiquette schools the fellas on some generational gentlemanly summertime style via suspenders. His words:
Suspenders, or “braces” as our good blokes across the water would call them, were originally a functional accessory (i.e. to suspend your pants) before being deemed “fashionable” and finding a home on runways. Whether your style is more on the punk / skinhead or something more formal, suspenders are a piece to consider.
The lesson continues here.