Avoid the metal alligator clip on type like the plague! These will pop off when you are least expecting it! I wear suspenders EVERY SINGLE DAY! I have for years! On duty (I'm a cop) I wear the Uncle Mike's duty suspenders. These are a specialty item and would not be practical for your purposes, but OFF duty, I wear a pair of Perry suspenders (www.perrysuspenders.com) and I absolutely LOVE them! they hook onto your belt with a polymer "clip" that hooks to the underside of your belt - one on either side in the front and one in the back over your center belt loop. There are other brands out there that use leather tabs like Filson, Carhartt and a few others that utilize the installation of brass buttons on all of your trousers. These are "ok" but they can be kind of a hassle. While you're at it, be sure to pick up a good quality GUNbelt. I wear a Looper's kydex belt (1-800-299-5667 or www.looperleather.com) that has a strip of kydex sandwiched between two layers of leather. Best belt I ever owned! And the customer service at Looper's is second to none! Ask for Suzanne and tell her that Evan Lee sent you!