I have started to wear something I would never have worn through much of my life -- suspenders. I grew up in a rural area where suspenders weren't so uncommon but I never chose them for myself as a kid, and certainly wouldn't have considered wearing suspenders when I moved to California in my teens. Suspenders were something that old people wore. Old people, and people who never left the farm. Well, I wouldn't be ashamed to be a farmer today, and I must be old now, because I have learned why old people wore suspenders. A belt doesn't do a good job of holding my pants up anymore. When I put a pair of pants on, a belt does a perfectly good job of holding them up but within a few hours, that is no longer the case. I find that I can't carry anything that requires both hands without a realistic fear of my pants falling off. That has actually happened before, but thankfully not in a public place. So I either wear sweatpants, which will stay up, or I wear suspenders with my jeans. I do have a couple of pairs of pants that have an elastic waistband, and I can wear them with a belt, but otherwise I'll opt for the suspenders. I have some that I can wear under my shirt, but most of them are just basic suspenders. Unfortunately, it's not so easy to find pants that come with suspender buttons anymore, and the clip-on suspenders come loose too often. So with my jeans, I use the Duluth suspender buttons that are hammered into place on the waistband. Buttons can also be sewed on, but I prefer the suspender buttons. But I'd rather buy jeans or pants that already have them. Jeans used to come with them, and dress pants once had suspender buttons on the inside of the waistband, but they are no longer standard.