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Braces Size Guide

How To Measure For Trouser Braces

What size braces should I buy?

Fitting braces is not an exact science and is very much dependent on the upper body size of the wearer. It is more about how high your waistband is (and sometimes how big your tummy is) than how tall you are.


The following sizes are a guide and different manufacturers offer different sizes, but if in doubt we recommend getting out the tape measure!

Measure from the top of the trousers in the back where the suspenders will attach, diagonally up over the opposite shoulder and down to the point where the suspenders will attach to the trousers in the front.


The brace sizes listed are when fully extended. Once you have the measurement, round up to the next size braces, since the size indicates the length of the straps fully extended and braces can be shortened, not lengthened. And if the measurement is close but you prefer to have your size adjusters higher up on your body, go for the next size up because when fully extended the size adjuster will be close to the waistband.


Our name may be Mens Braces Australia, but our braces are equally suited to the female wearer too. 

Mens Braces Sizes (And Women's Braces Too!)

Suspender Factory:


42" / 106.7 cm (selected women's/teens' styles only)

46" / 116.8 cm (selected styles only)

48" / 122 cm

54" / 137 cm (selected styles only)


Hold Up Suspenders:


48" / 122 cm

54" / 137 cm (selected styles only)


Albert Thurston:


Multifit to 46” / 116.8 cm


Buckle 1922:


Multifit to 42 - 50" / 107 - 127 cm approx

3XL to 52" / 132 cm approx *

4XL to 54" / 137 cm approx *

5XL to 56" / 142 cm approx *

6XL to 58" / 147.5 cm approx *

7XL to 60" / 152.5 cm approx *


* Sizes 3XL and over are generally made to order and will take 2-3 days longer to be despatched. We are currently in the process of adding the larger sizes to more of the Buckle 1922 brand braces on the website - if the style you are interested does not yet show the larger sizes please contact us.


Wiseguy Suspenders:


Currently only available in Wiseguy M/L - approximate length 49 inches / 124 cm.


E L Cravatte:


One size only - approximate length 49 inches / 124 cm.


Children's Braces Sizes (for teenagers see adult sizing)

Note - Ages below are a guideline only and measurement is recommended in the same way as for the men's braces, see above


Suspender Factory Children's Trouser Braces (Made in the US):


25" / 63.5 cm approximate fit for around 1 to 2 year old

30" / 76 cm approximate fit for 2 to 5 year old

36" / 91.5 cm approximate fit for about 5 years plus


Buckle Jr Children's Suspenders (Made in Australia):


XS 24" / 61 cm approximate fit for 1-2 year old

S 28" / 71 cm approximate fit for 2-4 year old

M 36" / 91.5 cm approximate fit for 5-8 year old

L 42" / 106.6 cm approximate fit for 8 years plus