Anyone know where I can buy Button airport friendly suspenders? I know there are several clip on brands but need the button suspenders that are airport friendly.

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    What do you mean by "airport friendly"? No metal? – DJClayworth Oct 30 '15 at 21:27
  • I can't see what would make a button suspender airport unfriendly. Even the small amount of metal in the adjustment clips would not be a headache only perhaps a quick wanding after walking through the metal detector. – user13044 Oct 31 '15 at 1:35
  • @Tom Indeed. All the suspenders I've ever worn had far less metal in then than my previous pair of eyeglasses. But I've never worn them though airport security! – phoog Oct 31 '15 at 4:26
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    On terminology, the UK English uses the word 'braces' for what you want, in British English 'suspenders' are something a woman wears. I went to amazon.co.uk and searched 'mens braces with buttons' and got page after page of them. Prices started at about GBP 6. – Gayot Fow Oct 31 '15 at 9:49

If you search Google (or your favorite search engine) you'll find a ton of results for "airport friendly suspenders" (that's the first non-sponsored link) or "airport friendly braces" (same again, braces is UK English for suspenders). These have plastic buttons and so will not trigger the metal detector alarm.

But, wearing normal braces/suspenders is perfectly OK. Airport staff are used to that and the worst that will happen is you'll get a secondary search where they use the handheld metal detectors to confirm that you don't have any other metal on your body.

I seem to recall there was a Kickstarter (or similar) for non-metal suspenders/braces but I can't find it and, as I've shown above, there are plenty of other options.

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