Remember Y-suspenders ? These accessories for men seemed to be fashionable in most of the Westerns – the menfolk appeared to be wearing these all the time.
When I was a kid, I used to wear these too. But it was less of being a hipster of the day and more of upholding a down-to-earth need. I was growing quickly in size, and being relatively poor, we could not afford to buy new clothes frequently.
So my mum found a solution – she bought pants for me that were 2 sizes larger. When new, those were really loose and thus the Y-suspenders came in handy. By the second year, I probably did not need those anymore. (But by the third year, the pants were rather tight)