We each have our own preferences for where we like our suspenders sliders to be. The sliders are the rectangular silver pieces that go cross ways on the front of your suspenders. This blog explains how to take your suspenders apart and adjust them to the length that gives you the appearance you are looking for.
This is particularly important if you want all the members of your bridal party to have the same look.
First you need to loosen your suspender sliders and decide how far up your chest you want your sliders to be. If you decide to move the sliders down the remaining loop of your suspenders may be to long.
Tighten the sliders again. The clip for attaching to your pants may now be below your waistband. Measure the number of inches that the clips goes below the top of your pants. This is the amount you are going to cut off your suspenders. A good rule is to always cut off less than you think you need to the first time. You can always go back and make another cut.
Start by laying your suspenders on the table on their edge. Gently pull the front and back of the sliders apart.
Inside the sliders are two little flaps that are pressed down to hold the end of the suspender in place. Gently pry them open.
Now you can remove the end of the suspender from the slider.
Now you will cut off the number of inches that you have measured. The end of your suspenders will not longer be surged, but because the end is enclosed it will be fine.
Going back to my childhood my mother tells me that if given a choice I would always choose plaid clothing. That interest seems to have changed into decorating items and accessories. Since then I have decided to create and share tartan products with others who also have Scottish roots or just plain enjoy these colorful fabrics. All products on this site are handmade by me in rural New Brunswick.