Iconic TV & Film Braces

Braces have appeared in many films and TV series over the years, from James Bond to American Psycho and The Greatest Showman. In film and TV, as with in real life, braces as an accessory can be used to convey a character or person’s personality and tastes.

Mission Impossible: Fallout

In this 2018 film directed by Christopher McQuarie, the sixth instalment in the Mission Impossible franchise, character Benji Dunn wears a unique set of burgundy braces. The character, portrayed by comedian, actor and screenwriter Simon Pegg, is one of protagonist Ethan Hunt’s main teammates and a former IMF technician.


Doctor Who

First airing in 1963, Doctor Who has featured many different portrayals of the character, each with their own unique costumes and many featuring braces at one time or another. A firm fan favourite for the younger generations of Doctor Who fans – also known as ‘Whovians’ – is Matt Smith, who alternated between wearing claret and dark blue braces as the Doctor.

Currently, Jodie Whittaker’s version of the character pairs a yellow set of runner end trouser braces with blue trousers and a striped t-shirt. Whittaker’s thirteenth Doctor is one of the most visually colourful versions of the character in recent memory, mostly thanks to these light yellow Y-Style braces. 




Robert Schwentke’s 2013 SciFi/Fantasy film follows murdered police officer Ryan Reynolds through his afterlife journey to catch his killer as a detective within the ‘Rest In Peace Department’ (R.I.P.D). In the film, main character Roy Pulsifer, played by Jeff Bridges, dons a pair of white button-on trouser braces as part of his suave costume.


These are just a few examples of how braces have featured in famous films and TV shows to give you some inspiration. Take a look at our huge selection of trouser braces to find your next pair: https://www.britishbraces.co.uk/