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What kind of shirts that can be worn with braces/suspenders?

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I'd like to know if i could wear braces with any kinds of shirt? dress shirt, t-shirt, polo shirt...?
And what about the pattern (plain, stripes), and colour (eg, blue shirt and red braces is no-no?)?

How about the pants? wearing braces with jeans would make it look casual, right?

Any dos and don'ts?
Yup, I know don't wear them with belts! ^^. Anything else? Thank You!
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Don't wear braces with anything but a suit or sport jacket. They're rarely seen unless you sit down, but don't go too wild. Generally a pair of navy braces with black leather ends is the most versatile and safe.
+1. Don't wear them casually. I know someone who sews buttons into his jeans to wear braces, but he also has traditional jeans wear a high rise. Braces should never be clip-on. Trousers worn with braces should have a high rise and the waist can be a little bit looser than if you were wearing a belt.

So of course, the shirt you will be wearing with them is a dress shirt. And the shirt should not have a breast pocket because 1) the pocket will be useless (though it shouldn't be used anyway) and 2) braces over a pocket looks sloppy. There are no rules to the colours, only your own personal taste. Red braces with a light blue shirt (you wouldn't be wearing a dark blue shirt with a suit anyway) is perfectly fine. I don't know where you'd get the idea it isn't. Patterns is up to your personal taste, but to be safe, stick with solids and vertical stripes.

And also avoid elastic braces. The back piece will always be elastic, but the front should not. Barathea and boxcloth are great materials for braces.
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