yeah well i'm a teen and i personally wouldn't say anything mean about them, but there are a lot of other teens that are more obnoxious and insecure than me, soo..it might be better for him not to wear them =/
Hard to say. Some might, some might not. Much of it will depend on how well he handles the situation himself. Heck, I wear suspenders on the first or more formal night as that is what it basically calls for, black tie, cummerbun and suspenders. Now on the second formal night I tend to be a bit more 'creative' and that can range from a multi-coloured cummerbund, vest, white coat, differant tie, differant collar, etc.
BTW I'm 54 and could care less what other think. What is important is what my wife thinks and how I feel.
if he's a "typical" 14 year old boy, if one girl that he thinks is cute, says the suspenders are "cool" it won't matter what other teenagers say...suggest that he "dress up " the suspenders with some cool cruise themes