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How to Make Suspender Adjustments

OK, so you've either brought a hot new pair of suspenders or got a job where you have to wear a pair of suspenders. So, now what? The pair you got for your sassy dance troupe number is too long and you don't know how to adjust it. Well, take a deep breath. Life is good. Simply take a few minutes or so to watch the "How to Make Suspender Adjustments" YouTube video.

Dave from the SuspenderStore will carefully narrate the way to properly adjust a pair of suspenders so that you will look awesome. Did you know that one size of suspenders doesn't necessarily fit all? It's okay. Dave explains why many people make that mistake so you won't.

You'll also learn that suspenders can only be shortened, not lengthened. It's why it is especially important to purchase the correct size suspenders. Dave will also show you how to properly use either the clip or loop adjuster to make sure your suspenders look exceptional. If you have a clip adjuster that is stiff, don't send it back. Dave has a great tip that will have your clip adjustor opening and closing like a charm.

So, sit back, relax and tune in to get your suspenders for work or play adjusted the way they should be.


Today we are going to talk about suspender adjusters, or the different ways that you can adjust the sizes of suspenders. We call the part that attached to your pants a clip for clip suspenders, a button attachment for button suspenders, and a trigger snap for trigger snap suspenders. We have a video all about the different types of attachments.

But all of suspenders need a way of adjusting their size, which is their length. Basically we measure a suspender from end to end, tip to tip. That distance, with the suspenders fully extended, is the length or size of the suspenders. We have a video all about measuring for suspenders, it is probably our most popular video.

Most people know that suspenders are adjustable. Yes they are, but you have to keep in mind two important points. One is that you can make suspenders smaller but not larger than their given size. They can only adjust down.

Second, beware of sellers who claim that since suspenders are adjustable that one size will fit everyone. Just think about that, it does not make since given the vastly different body sizes that people come in. That is why SuspenderStore carries the widest varieties of sizes of suspenders anywhere. We are able to fit just about anyone.

So how do you adjust the suspenders? We will show you the different ways.

First, we have here the most common type of adjuster. This is a clamp adjuster. You flip open the clamp to slide it up and shorten the suspenders, and then when you get them to the correct length you press it down and close it.

Here are examples of this type of adjuster on 2 inch wide, suspenders, 1inch wide suspenders, and some dress suspenders.

These are great adjusters. There a lot of lousy ones out there, you usually find them on cheap store bought suspenders made in China. The vast majority of ours are made here in the USA and we use the best hardware.

You want an adjuster that will hold, you don't want it to slip. Sometimes ours can be a little stiff at first. If you get a stiff adjuster, open and close it a few times and it should work more smoothly. But still hold great.

Here is an example of a Side Clip suspender. We have a video all about them. This one also uses the clamp style adjuster, it just moves in a different range due to the shape of the suspenders.

Here is another type of adjuster that you find on certain types of suspenders. It is a slide adjuster. It is just a loop that the material is fed through. Most are metal, like on the work suspenders. Some are plastic, like on these Airport friendly suspenders that have all plastic hardware.

The metal ones work because the material is fed through double thick so it grips into itself. The plastic one has a shaper edge to grab the material.

Most leather suspenders have a buckle style adjuster. They adjust like a belt, you just open the buckle and move to the hole that you want and then rebuckle.

You will find this on most leather dress suspenders and most western leather suspenders.

Some of the western leather suspenders also have a slide on the rear length of elastic like this.

So that's the long and the short of suspender adjusters.