A gentle follower asked my opinion about suspenders. The answer is that here at The Asmonti Chornicles we love them, and here is an image of the ones I am wearing today. They are knitted and come from AD56. Last time I checked, this particular item was no longer in stock. These suspenders are not elastic, therefore any time a lady flirtingly tries to pull them, the pressure is not absorbed by the band, but goes all on the leather ribbons. This pressure, as physics teaches us, inevitably causes an excess of tension on the buttons sewn inside the trousers, causing one or some of them to rip off. The ripping off of a/some trouser button(s) is bound to cause very awkward situations, or, as a gentleman of our acquaintance once pointed out, might save you a good amount of time. A gentleman with some experience of the world will surely know how to turn this potentially embarrassing circumstance into one of seductive levity. You may call it sprezzatura or faccia tosta, if you prefer. By all means, this explains why the discerning man prefers ribboned suspenders to the clipped type. One never wants to see his belle be hit on her face by elastic-propelled pieces of iron erupting from your trousers.