Keep Pants From Falling Down. 13 Killer Solutions

Here’s a fantastic question from a reader looking for a solution to keep pants from falling down!

Tug,

I have the same problem as a lot of middle-age guys:

– Growing Middle

– Shrinking Butt

– Pants keep falling down, don’t fit right, and won’t stay up where I want them to

– Shirt won’t stay tucked in

I’ve been looking at two approaches to these problems:

1) Compression undergarments, to shape the body a little bit and

2) Shirt locks, Strapless Suspenders, Hidden Tailor, etc. to keep the shirt tucked in and pants up.

I haven’t seen anything about these two being used in combination, though.

Any suggestions or recommendations?

Dan

Top Questions I’m Asked

Before we get to answering Dan’s question, here are the top 4 questions I receive about this topic.

How do you keep your pants up?

The best and most common way to keep your pants up is to buy pants that fit you properly in the waist, hips, rise, and inseam length. If you can’t find pants that fit properly off-the-shelf, you can consider having them tailored to fit you. Short of that, the next most common way to keep your pants up is to wear a belt.

How to keep pants from falling down without a belt?

If you prefer not to wear a belt, you can keep your pants up a number of ways including: having your pants tailored to fit you more precisely, wear suspenders, buy pants with an adjustable waistband, buy pants with an elastic waistband, or try solutions like the ones outlined in this article below.

Why won’t my pants stay up?

The most common reason your pants won’t stay up is related to your body shape and how your pants fit your particular body type. If you have a small waist, but larger hips, your pants may fit too loose in the waist. If you have a larger waist and smaller hips & butt, it’s much easier for your pants to fall down.

Thankfully, there are several solutions below that can help.

Why do my pants still fall with belt?

Most likely because your hips & butt are smaller than your waist, and your pants aren’t tailored to your body shape. Even if your pants fit you well, your body shape may create a situation where pants fall down naturally. Products like the ones outlined below should help in keeping your pants up.

How To Easily Keep Pants from Falling Down

Heya Daniel,

Good to hear from you buddy and thanks for your question!

You most certainly can wear a slimming/shapewear undershirt with something that helps keep your pants up.

Assuming you’re wearing a tucked in shirt, whatever product you use to keep your pants up will go on the outside of your shirt, and will not come in contact with your undergarments.

Even if you don’t tuck in your outer shirt, if something like Hidden Tailor came into contact with your compression under-clothing, I can’t see that causing any issue.

Keep in mind that Hidden Tailor is a product that should help keep your shirt tucked.

It’s also worth noting that compression clothing & shirt tucking solutions are really serving two different problems, neither of them are specifically designed to keep your pants up.

To see more about shirt tucking solutions, check out my Best Ways to Keep Your Shirt Tucked article.

How to Prevent Your Pants From Falling Down With or Without a Belt

  • Wear suspenders (more on this below)
  • Try solutions like PantsPal, PantsProp, NoSaggs (more solutions below)
  • Clip the side of your Pants (see SkinnyClip below)
  • Tailor your pants to optimally fit your waist & body
  • Buy pants with an elastic band
  • Wear multiple shirt layers and tuck them into your pants
  • Create an adhoc belt with string or something similar
  • Shrink your pants by washing in hot water, and drying on hot
  • Make sure you have purchased the right pants waist size

Products That Help Keep Pants Up

It goes without saying, if you’re really having a problem keeping your pants up, traditional suspenders (Amazon) would be something to consider.

But, I suspect you don’t want to wear suspenders, otherwise you probably would have mentioned it.

Still, if your pants keep sliding down, and you’re looking for some suspender alternatives, here are some that I think are worth mentioning.

PantsProp™

Launching sometime in late 2020, PantsProp (patent pending) is a super cool silicone grip also designed to prop up your pants, and keep them from falling down past your hips.

You attach it to the bottom of your shirt just below your belt line, one on each side, and it creates a slight ridge for the waistline of your pants to sit on. Use in conjunction with a belt.

You can join the official wait-list here. Or, post a comment below and I will notify you when it’s available for purchase.

PantsProp keeps pants up
PantsProp keeps pants up & shirts tucked

PantsPal™

PantsPal (patent pending) is a simple-to-use accessory designed to keep your pants up, and prevent them from falling down.

Creates a slight ridge for your pants waistline. Use in conjunction with a belt.

If you’d like to be notified when PantsProp or PantsPal is available for purchase, post a comment below or join the official wait-list here.

Hikers Hidden Suspenders

Designed to be worn under your untucked shirt, Hikers suspenders alternative has a completely unique design. One simple attachment point at the front button hole of your pants, and one at the back.

As an added bonus, Hikers will never pop off your pants like most suspenders, thanks to their innovative fastening method. Made in USA. Free shipping to USA residents.

Hikers suspender alternative
Keep pants from falling - Hikers

Sizes: XS – 4XL

Where to buy: hikersco.com

NoSaggs

NoSaggs is a belt with an integrated ridge in the back, worn on the outside of your tucked shirt or undershirt.

Once the ridge sits right underneath your belt, it will help your pants stay up.

A belt with an integrated ridge in the back, worn on the outside of your tucked shirt or undershirt.

The belt will also help keep your shirt tucked.

Where to buy: Amazon

Skinny Clip

Skinny Clip® is a simple device for tightening the waistband of pants or skirts. Simply slide Skinny Clip® onto your waistband, twist and clip.

Skinny Clip

Works with all fabric, pants, shorts, jeans, slacks and skirts.

Where to buy: Amazon

PantsUp

PantsUp is a solution that is comprised of silicone-like cubes that attach toward the bottom of your undershirt or shirt, on either side, in proximity to your hipbone. Once attached, it creates a ridge that sits right below your belt line.

PantsUp: Prevent pants from falling down

Where to buy: Etsy

Belt Boss Invisible Belt Suspender/Shirt Stay

Belt Boss is a clip that attaches to your undershirt.

The backside of the clip goes on the inside of your undershirt. The front side of the clip fastens from the outside, with the undershirt in between. 

The front of the Belt Boss has U-shaped hooks that are designed to be placed under the front of your belt. 

Designed to keep the front of your shirt tucked, assists with keeping the sides of your shirt tucked, and looks like it would also help keep your pants from falling down.

Belt Boss Invisible Suspenders
Belt Boss. Keeps your shirt tucked, and pants up.

Where to buy: Amazon

Under-Ups Hidden Undergarment Suspenders

Made by the folks at HoldUp Suspender Company, these hidden suspenders are made from a super comfortable material similar to what thick ace bandages are made from. 

Since these are worn under your clothing, you aren’t able to wear them if you’re planning to tuck in your shirt.

Available in tan, beige and black. Airport-friendly versions available too.

Under-Ups Hidden Suspenders. Keep pants from falling down

Where to buy: Amazon

Super Grip Strapless Suspenders

Invisible suspender that will hold your pants and shirt in place during any normal activity. Also acts as a shirt stay and invisible belt.

Where to buy: Amazon

Freddy’s InvisibleBelt

Adhesive gripping tabs you stick to the inside of your pants waistline. 

Freddy's Invisibelt

Helps keep pants up and shirts tucked in by way of friction.

Where to buy: Amazon

Magnetuck

Similar to NoSaggs, once you attach Magnetuck to your shirt, it creates a bit of a ridge that your pants can sit on top of.

Once Magnetuck is attached to your shirt, it creates a bit of a ridge that your pants can sit on top of.

You can see more information about Magnetuck in my article about how to keep shirts tucked, or jump directly to Amazon to learn even more.

Where to buy: Amazon

Men’s Padded Underwear

Having a flat butt doesn't mean you can't keep pants from falling down.

If you’re still wondering on how to keep pants up, and looking for alternative ways, here’s a fun idea.

Find some men’s underwear (briefs or boxer briefs) with pads in the backside to make your butt look more pronounced.

Here are some options:

  1. RounderBum butt enhancing padded trunk (Amazon)
  2. Leo padded enhancer boxer brief (Amazon)

The extra padding in the butt area could also help keep your pants up (:

You may want to keep that idea in mind as an alternative to buying a specific product to keep your pants up, like I mentioned earlier.

Subs: Keep Baggy Oversized Pants Up

This list wouldn’t be complete without a solution to keep your baggy oversized pants up.

Subs are waist suspenders designed to keep your baggy pants up. The trend is referred to as sagging, and any one donning this urban fashion trend is wearing saggers (or baggy pants).

Attach the Subs belt to your waist, connect the clasps to the top of your saggers, and you’re ready to go.

Andrew Lewis, a Harlem entrepreneur & inventor of Subs, recommends wearing them with a belt, to ensure you maintain your own epic personal style.

Where to buy: hatchventures.com

Bonus Hack: Hidden Stretch Belt

No sewing skills are required for this creative hack to keep your pants up.

Here’s a video that shows step-by-step instructions on how to add a hidden stretch belt to your existing pants!

What About An Undershirt Designed To Keep Pants From Falling Down?

This idea, courtesy of an inventor who conceptualized an undershirt with channel integrated toward the bottom of the undershirt.

Within the channel, a soft “rod” (think styrofoam tube) would be placed, thus creating a perimeter ridge that could sit just below your pants waistline, secured by a belt.

For more details, please visit my Undershirt That Keeps Pants Up article.

Keeping Shirts Tucked

If you’re looking for ways to keep your shirts tucked, I’d recommend reading my Top 12+ Ways to Keep Your Shirt Tucked article.


UndershirtGuy is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. Some links on this page provide me a commission at no additional cost to you. See my affiliate disclosures page for more info.

120 thoughts on “Keep Pants From Falling Down. 13 Killer Solutions”

  1. Stephanie, Ken, lgs, Laura, Casey – thanks for stopping by! Will let you know when either PantsPal or PantsProp are available for purchase (:

    Reply
  2. Appreciate the links but would love to know when the pants pal or pants prop becomes available. Work with folks with disabilities and pants falling down is a constant issue. Belts and suspenders not always an option for them.

    Reply
    • heya casey, this is a super interesting issue & use-case you have.

      most of the solutions listed, including pantspal and pantsprop work in conjunction with wearing a belt.

      so if wearing a belt isn’t possible, and suspenders are not an option, then the only solution to keep their pants from falling down might be to tighten the waistband of the pants using a product like skinny clip (link in the article) or install a hidden elastic waistband in the pants (see video in article).

      one other, somewhat crazy idea is to see if the subs waist suspenders would work for your clients/patients. i just added information about them to the article about a week ago.

      they are designed for use in streetwear fashion — to keep baggy oversized pants from falling down past the butt. however, if you shorten the adjustable straps all the way, they might work well enough for you.

      if you decide to give either of the above suggestions a try, please be sure to come back to the article and let us all know whether or not it worked!

      Reply
    • heya peter – not sure when pantsprop will be available for purchase. i know there were some beta testers picked to tryout pantspal and pantsprop a few months ago.

      got word that a couple testers provided some feedback so far, while others hadn’t gotten around to testing.

      my guess is that not much is going to happen while all the covid-19 stuff is happening.

      will post updates here as i have them (:

      Reply
  3. I am desperate to find a solution to my pants not staying up. No matter how tight I make my belt they still come down.

    I’m a women so suspenders don’t work for most outfits. I can’t wear jeans or any other pants that don’t have an elastic waistband.

    It’s caused me tons of heartache and embarrassment. I’d love to try any new product that becomes available and would be perfect for testing the products.

    I’d gladly do a testimonial with pictures.

    Reply
  4. I would be interested in this product. Metal clip suspenders eventually dig in an rip my husband’s work pants. The only other option is buy button-down ones (hard to find) and sew buttons on a dozen pants. Belts are too uncomfortable after kidney transplant.

    Reply
  5. Hi I am desperate for any help to stop my trousers (pants) from falling down – I can’t wear braces as I get a very sore shoulder/ neck – I already wear jeans with elastain in them but they still fall down. Desperate to try anything that might help!

    Reply
      • hey gina, thanks for stopping by my site! would love to know what your husband has tried.

        has he tried some or all of the solutions listed in this article? if so, which ones?

  6. milt, tom, jeff — sent you the link to sign-up for the beta test and/or get the initial release discount of pantspal or pantsprop.

    understand that beta testing got pushed back a little due to the covid-19 outbreak, but as soon as people are back in the office, the beta will proceed.

    Reply
  7. I’d love to be a beta tester as well as be notified when they are available. I’m a big guy who would be happy to give feedback.

    Reply
    • Interested in PantPro and Pant Pals, please notify me when available. Could you send the link to be a beta tester. Thank you.

      Reply
  8. heya gary, audrey, & wayne! just emailed you with information about the beta testing, plus will still let you know when pantspal and pantsprop are available for purchase (:

    Reply
  9. Can I get the link for both products to be a tester please? This issue has been something big for me the last few years. Tried everything!

    Thanks

    Reply
  10. hey everyone,

    i just sent out an email to all of you who wanted to be notified about the availability of pantspal & pantsprop.

    the inventor is looking for a handful of beta testers.

    the email included a link to a google form where you can submit your name and interest in being a tester.

    if you don’t want to be a tester, submit your name anyway, because you’ll get a discount when the products are available for purchase.

    stay tuned for more info!!

    Reply
    • heya nick, just got an update! there are some beta samples of PantsPal & PantsProp that the company is going to send out for testing to people who have posted here!!

      i’ll be emailing everyone, asking who wants to be a beta tester, and sending them a link to provide some info of their interest.

      stay tuned — email coming tomorrow or this weekend (:

      Reply
      • I have an apple shape and a. Belt will not work I wear suspenders everyday and they starting to hurt my shoulders

      • are they still looking for beta testers id love to give it a try and would love to give an honest opinion of the product. I too suffer from the flat butt syndrome. Thanks Mom and Dad

  11. Tug, I personally do not have this challenge, lol. However some of the men my world could use some help. Let me now when PantsPal or PantsUp come to market please. They are not plumbers so they should not be sporting the look!

    Thanks

    Reply
  12. I am also interested in more information about, and in knowing when both
    PantsPal and PantsProp are available for purchase.

    Thank you for this wonderful cache of info.

    Reply
    • heya guri — i’ll let you know when pantspal is available for purchase.

      i suspect it will be able to be shipped to kosovo, but if not, you could likely use a mail forwarding service to get the product to you (:

      Reply
  13. Hi Tug,

    I am interested in more information about, and in knowing when both
    PantsPal and PantsProp are available for purchase.

    Thanks for all you are doing.

    Robert

    Reply
  14. I would like to be notified when the PantsPal and pantprop are available. Please and thank you so much for the article!

    Reply
    • hey stephanie! ok, will be sure to let you know when pantspal and pantsprop is available (:

      have you tried other solutions from this article? if so, which ones and what did you think of them?

      Reply
    • thanks jane!

      have you tried any of the products listed in this article designed to keep your pants up?

      did you want to be notified when either pantspal or pantsprop becomes available?

      Reply
  15. I just wanted to say thank you for this article. There was very little information on this topic when I needed it badly.

    I couldn’t step out of my car without grabbing my belt.

    I am up in front of people 32 hours a week so you can see the difficulty I was in.

    Anyway, using this article as a start of my research I created a great solution, and have a patent pending on it.

    My life is a lot easier now.

    You can see my solution above.

    Thanks. Merry Christmas.

    Dean

    [tug edit: product is called pantsup, and is on etsy – “invisible suspenders”]

    Reply
  16. THANK YOU for this!

    When God was handing out a$$es, he got it confused with glasses, and gave me bad vision!

    I’m afraid one day they will just fall to the floor when I’m in the checkout line! I’m CONSTANTLY pulling them up. LOL
    Have a great week!

    Reply
    • heya dave, you’re very welcome — apologies for my very delayed reply.

      sorry to hear your trousers / pants keep falling down :(

      have you figured out how to stop trousers falling down?

      are you using a product to keep your pants up other than a belt?

      Reply

Leave a Comment


Notify me of follow-up comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.