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Re: Belt or Suspenders
« Reply #60 on: January 18, 2023, 07:02:17 PM »
My Trucker style HoldUp suspenders came today.  I let my belt off two holes and I will see how this works.  LINK

I chose the trucker style because there are only two clips, one on each side.  No reaching around, reaching back, nor over my shoulders.  I only have to release the two side clips to "drop my drawers".   :o
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Re: Belt or Suspenders
« Reply #61 on: January 18, 2023, 08:42:20 PM »
Seems like they would also help solve the issue of the clips scratching the seats of vehicles, or sawmills with the clips on the sides and not the back. 

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Re: Belt or Suspenders
« Reply #62 on: January 18, 2023, 11:10:15 PM »
Since they have spikes in the clips, I would think you'd need to make sure the waistline of the pants are strong enough to prevent it wearing through or tearing.  I had to reinforce my BDU pants for bachelor buttons.  An extra 2 layers of ripstop fabric with tight zigzag sewing around the perimeter and and X across the reinforcement.  I'd make the hole for the button shank right below the center of the X.
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Re: Belt or Suspenders
« Reply #63 on: January 19, 2023, 10:11:14 AM »
Just clip them to the top of your side belt loops.  That's plenty strong.
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Re: Belt or Suspenders
« Reply #64 on: January 19, 2023, 10:22:11 AM »
Spike or no spike, these clips are not coming loose.  :o

There will never be enough movement for the spike to damage anything.
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Re: Belt or Suspenders
« Reply #65 on: February 03, 2023, 06:44:08 AM »
Quick review on the barbender recommended Holdup suspenders.  I've been wearing the for just over a week so far, and ZERO unclasps!  Very impressed.  I was in and out of the utility truck yesterday cleaning and cutting blow downs near the road from last weeks storm.  Even with chaps pulling at my pants the suspenders stayed put!  I am counting this as a win
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Re: Belt or Suspenders
« Reply #66 on: February 03, 2023, 07:41:46 AM »
Yup, I am just over two weeks with mine with zero issues.  I was able to loosen my belt two holes and am letting the suspenders do their job. 

Still the amazing and totally unexpected bonus has been relieving my hip pain:  Hip Pain LINK
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Re: Belt or Suspenders
« Reply #67 on: February 04, 2023, 06:00:48 AM »
USA made and thats all they make. All kinds of suspenders and hardware. 


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Re: Belt or Suspenders
« Reply #68 on: February 06, 2023, 12:19:25 PM »
Suspenders for me when working.  Hold up sweat soaked pants nicely, needles , leaves and twigs pass through and don't collect at the belt line.  Buttons only as the clips tear up the pants.  I ripped the crotch on several pairs of sagging pants before I switched to suspenders. A belt buckle can get uncomfortable when sitting for awhile.  Don't know how those cowboys can stand the dinner plate sized ones.  I will wear a belt around town or for casual work.

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Re: Belt or Suspenders
« Reply #69 on: February 06, 2023, 12:26:31 PM »
I tried those Duluth side suspenders and they kind of worked except that one of the clips broke.  My repair is less than sucessful but I still wear them to keep my rainpants up.  I've also tried batchlor buttons and they never seem to work as well as factory installed.  I've had several pop loose at the wrong time.  Have worn Baileys 'Wild Ass' pants for years now.  Factory buttons and double front if needed.  Never have had a failure. A thin belt can fit below the buttons when suspenders are not needed.

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Re: Belt or Suspenders
« Reply #70 on: February 06, 2023, 12:27:30 PM »
Overalls have their place but I find they get too hot.

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Re: Belt or Suspenders
« Reply #71 on: February 06, 2023, 09:02:01 PM »
batchlor buttons dont come apart if you use a drop of gorilla glue in the socket
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Re: Belt or Suspenders
« Reply #72 on: March 01, 2023, 03:58:04 PM »
Good tip on the Gorilla glue.  I might have to find my b-button stash and try it out on my pair of Carhartts with no buttons

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Re: Belt or Suspenders
« Reply #73 on: March 01, 2023, 10:01:36 PM »
I ordered a set of trucker suspenders from the holdup company. Takes a bit of getting used to, but the clips are awesome. 

So far so good. 
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