Do you remember your father or grandfather wearing suspenders as a part of getting dressed every day? Or if you’ve ever looked at old fashion catalogs, notice how the men almost always wore suspenders even if they weren’t wearing a suit coat? Even if you’re not accustomed to seeing them, they are making a comeback! Fat or skinny, colorful or plain, suspenders help men make a fashion statement no matter what kind they want to wear!
About JJ Suspenders
JJ Suspenders was created with the goal of designing fresh, high quality suspenders within a not-so-innovative industry.
It started in 2014 when founders Jackson and Josh were shopping for suspenders to wear at a friend’s wedding and after visiting dozens of shops all they could find were a handful of generic, outdated and overpriced suspenders. When looking for alternatives online, they quickly found that about 90% of the suspenders on the market were low quality and mass-produced by the same factory. The only suspenders that met Jackson and Josh’s quality standards were from a very old company in England. But with this came high shipping costs, outdated designs, and poor customer service.
It was clear there was an opportunity in this stale industry to make a much better product for men who wanted to add that extra bit of class to their outfits. Combining Jackson & Josh’s (JJ’s) prior entrepreneurial and manufacturing experience, JJ Suspenders was born with a series of designs that brought some much-needed innovation back into this stagnant industry.
We’re on a mission to innovate on the long forgotten things that just barely meet the status quo.
I remember my grandfather wearing suspenders every day when he got dressed, even if he was going outside to garden or do outdoor chores. They weren’t necessarily fancy, but they were a part of his “uniform” no matter what the plans were for the day. My husband, on the other hand, wore his Navy uniform on most days, and then would dress nice on Sundays. Whether these men were wearing suits for a special event or just because it was part of their daily outfit, suspenders used to be a big deal. Then a lot of guys moved away from suspenders, and we saw them just for big life events.
But that’s not the case anymore. I see men wearing suspenders all the time now, whether to work, with long shorts, or even to “dress” up a casual shirt and pants outfit for dinner. Plus, they come in so many colors and designs these days that it doesn’t matter what their personal tastes are, everyone can find a pair or two that they like!
Suspenders help men make a fashion statement with just a few easy buttons or clips! And with JJ Suspenders, you can order either kind you prefer, and a lot have both options available! I love being able to find pieces that my husband or sons can wear with multiple outfits, whether they sport them to church under their suit coat or pop them on over a shirt and pair of long shorts for a BBQ.
We recently ordered from JJ Suspenders to help Dad have a few pairs of quality suspenders to wear when he dresses up. He picked out the dark tan Sierra Nevada set that included both clips and buttons, depending on how he wants to wear them. They also included a sewing kit with several colors of threads to match any pair of pants he needs to add the included buttons onto. The clips seem to hold on very tight too, even when he kneels down or bends over to pick up one of the grandkids.
I think suspenders would make a great gift idea for graduation, Father’s Day, or even just because. With many choices in materials and styles, you will find something for everyone in your life! Be sure to also check out the Style Guide for ideas about how to style your suspenders!
We’ve added JJ Suspenders to our 2018 Father’s Day Gift Guide! Check it out here!