Nothing says men’s vintage fashion like a snazzy pair of suspenders, known in the more refined circles as braces. Leather suspenders had been used to hold up men’s pants for over a century before the belt took over fashion. In the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s, suspenders were button-on, made primarily of leather or a strong cotton webbing for work attire. Formalwear, on the other hand, required white silk suspenders. In the late 1930s to 1940s, wide stripes, big checks, and novelty designs emerged. Both X and Y cross back designs were common in the mid-century. Clip-on suspenders came into fashion starting in the 1940s.
Shop men’s new vintage style suspender in leather and elastic with the button-on or clasp designs. Scroll down for pictures of vintage men’s suspenders (click here to jump to gallery).
Men’s Vintage Style Suspenders