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    Kilt braces, or to use the non-British term, suspenders

    Following relocation of the straps to what is probably the full extend possible, I have a kilt that stays in place if I continually tug on it with it with the usual belt cinched up as tightly as doesn't look ridiculous, but what I long for is a set of braces that will do the job without a struggle. On rare occasions I've seen young members and cadets of kilted regiments, kids with no butts or hips, wearing them but have never ever found anything suitable on the civilian market. Are there any suggestions?

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    I sewed brace buttons on myself. Just be sure that the needle goes all the way through. I found a pair of fairly wide plain black braces that to me were appropriate, particularly with my black clergy shirt, or covered by a waistcoat.
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    My favorite uncle, Gene McDougald, always wore suspenders with his kilt. I got him a pair in MacDougall tartan and he wore them ever after. Here's the proof from a decade ago:



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    Quote Originally Posted by ShaunMaxwell View Post
    My favorite uncle, Gene McDougald, always wore suspenders with his kilt. I got him a pair in MacDougall tartan and he wore them ever after. Here's the proof from a decade ago:



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    OK, and I see those are clip-ons and presumably didn't tear the material. I guess I know where to buy that type of braces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lallans View Post
    OK, and I see those are clip-ons and presumably didn't tear the material. I guess I know where to buy that type of braces.
    Yeah, but I'd think the button on type would be a good deal heartier and more visually appealing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShaunMaxwell View Post
    Yeah, but I'd think the button on type would be a good deal heartier and more visually appealing!

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    Were I using clip-ons, I'd be looking for very, very wide ones to support the weight across more of the material too.
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    Based on surviving 19th and early 20th examples braces were commonly worn. Like those for trousers, there were commonly four at the front and two at the rear.
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    They not commonly seen in my experience but I do have some button style braces on the trousers I wear for hunting. I'm sure they have an outdoorsy look but my tartan is Forrester after all. I'll take a look at using them on the kilt. And for dressier ones, I suppose there's always Amazon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lallans View Post
    Following relocation of the straps to what is probably the full extend possible, I have a kilt that stays in place if I continually tug on it with it with the usual belt cinched up as tightly as doesn't look ridiculous, but what I long for is a set of braces that will do the job without a struggle. On rare occasions I've seen young members and cadets of kilted regiments, kids with no butts or hips, wearing them but have never ever found anything suitable on the civilian market. Are there any suggestions?
    I've also seen pictures of soldiers in my uncle's regiment (Essex Scottish) in WW2 who had braces on their kilts. One of my kilts, from a more generous iteration of my past self, requires braces.

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    I'm pretty sure the references to the uniform of the New York Highlanders from the ACW included mention of Phillabegs worn with braces?

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