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Different types of braces

Different types of braces

Braces come in all shapes and sizes. But what types of braces from E.L. Cravatte are available and which ones suit you best? You'll find out in this article. 


The most popular braces 

The most popular braces at the moment are the Y-shaped braces. Y-shaped braces measuring 3.5 cm wide to be exact. Y-shaped braces are shaped like a Y and are attached to the waistband in 3 places. At one point at the back and in two places at the front. Of course, the principle of the braces is still to hold up your trousers, but you can of course also wear Y-shaped braces as a fashion statement or on formal occasions such as weddings or galas when wearing a dinner jacket or tailored suit. This way, you can easily add a touch of elegance to the suit you are wearing.

E.L. Cravatte's collection of Y-shaped braces is very extensive. These braces are available in many different colours that perfectly match other clothing accessories such as bow ties, darning ties, cufflinks, and pocket squares from our collection.

Besides the extensive collection of plain Y-shaped braces, there are also braces with stripes, leather braces, braces with polka dots, wool braces, and other motifs.  

X-shaped braces X shaped braces

Besides Y-shaped braces, there are also X-braces. X- braces are attached to the waistband in four places. Two at the front and two at the back. X-braces are perfect for you if you are looking for a little more support. Besides being functional, like Y braces they are also great to wear as a fashion item.

Narrow braces 

The narrow braces selection is a very popular group of braces. The braces are made of narrower elastic bands of 2.5 cm and are easily adjustable in size. Narrow braces are chosen by both women and men and are also very suitable for children with a larger but then 158. Narrow braces come in a comfortable Y or X model and are worn both casually and formally.

Extra-long braces

Are you taller than 1.95m, or do you have some larger distance to cover from shoulders to waist, then extra-long braces are very suitable for you. At 140 cm longer than the other braces in our collection, these braces are, as usual, made of elastic straps and easily adjustable in size. The extra-long braces are available in a limited number of colours because these braces are often worn for practical purposes, namely holding up your trousers.

Luxury braces

The luxury braces in our collection are Y-shaped, have 3.5cm-wide straps but are enhanced with leather loops and buttons. The leather loops of these braces are attached to the buttons on the inside - or outside - of your trousers. Luxury braces are of course functional but are mainly combined with tailored suits or trousers. This is because the leather loops of these luxury braces create a chic and elegant look.

Braces with 6 clips 

Are you looking for braces that are functional and luxurious? Then braces with 6 clips might be for you. Just like luxury braces, these braces have leather loops, are Y-shaped but close with 6 clips that are attached to the waistband in 3 places. 

Braces for children

Naturally, we have also thought about the little ones. Kids' braces are made of 2.5 cm elastic bands and are easily adjustable in size. The braces for children from our collection are suitable for children with sizes 98 to 158. The great thing about this selection of children's braces is that matching children's bow ties and children's ties are available so that, just like adults, you can make a perfect match during festive occasions, for example. 

Tailor-made braces 

Are you looking for a category of braces not listed above? Don't worry, we also make braces that meet your expectations. Because we work closely with our manufacturers, we can also produce other types of braces for your company or association. Feel free to contact us if you are curious about the possibilities or read about the various options here.

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