Amish men wear a button-down, collared shirt of solid color and rough (or broadcloth) trousers of wool, cotton,or polyester. Pants are held up by suspenders. They wear a hat which distinguishes the various sects . Men who are married keep a beard, but no mustache. Single Amish men keep their face shaven until their wedding day.
Ordnung Rules: Clothing must be home sewn. Suspenders, not belts, keep up the trousers. Hook-and-eye closures or straight pins are used as fasteners on dress clothing. Snaps are used on everyday clothes, and plain buttons for work shirts and trousers. Some groups tend to limit color to black (trousers, dresses) and white (shirts), while others allow muted colors.
The headdress that gives the Vest-Agder woman her silhouette is called “valk” and when she marries she will wear a large white cotton kersheif tied over it. To keep the pleated waistline in place she wears red woven suspenders buttoned to her skirt by two forged silver buttons.