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. Scroll to the bottom of the page for images of vintage suspenders.
Shop men’s new vintage style suspender and braces in leather and elastic with the button-on or clasp designs.