Our period correct suspenders are adjustable, made of light-weight cotton webbing with 1860s-style two prong buckles for adjusting. The leather double-long front suspender button tabs, which are historically accurate, provide extra strength with single tabs in back. Made in U.S.A.

Charles Goodyear wrote about braces in his 1855 book, Gum Elastic and It’s Varieties: “This (suspenders) is one of those articles with which fashion has so much to do, and the choice among the different kinds depends so much upon the fancy of the wearer, as well as upon the real utility of the article, that it may be considered presumptuous in anyone to assert absolutely what kind is best.”