Finely ribbed: suspenders with characterGrosgrain ribbon? This is a particularly dense cotton fabric with cross ribs and an unobtrusive silky sheen. In England: Grosgrain Ribbon. And it is precisely this characteristic shine that makes these braces and their wearers look good. Weaving is always about warp and weft, and with classic grosgrain weave more threads are added depending on the desired direction of the rib structure. That creates the fine stripes, sounds complicated, it is - and looks particularly good. It doesn't matter whether you call it cross ribs, lengthways ribs, warp ribs or weft ribs. Grosgrain weave fabric is particularly abrasion and tear resistant, but not elastic. With our suspenders in grosgrain binding, the elastic band on the back ensures the usual comfort and elasticity.