Suspenders or braces are fabric straps worn over the shoulders to hold up trousers. Straps may be elasticated, either entirely or only at attachment ends and most straps are of woven cloth forming an X or Y shape at the back. Braces are typically attached to trousers with buttons using leather tabs at the ends or with clips. Tactical suspenders help support your pants from falling down without the use of a belt. The H, X and Y style suspenders are lightweight and have top quality craftsmanship. Military suspenders are used to hold up pistol belts because pistol belts can get heavy and drag down the pants. A belt usually cinches a waistband tighter to the body, and suspenders on the other hand give either Y or X shaped fixed points for the trousers to hand from. The LC-1 suspenders can be adjusted to raise or lower the pants so that the point where the legs join is comfortable situated. Trousers can also be worn higher with braces, allowing larger men in particular to drape their trousers down for their narrower natural waist rather than having to belt them uncomfortably beneath their stomach.