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The 10 Best Vintage Suspenders

At Historical Emporium, we have been selling authentic period clothing since 2003, with thousands of satisfied customers around the world.

We have sold hundreds of vintage suspenders, and we listen closely to customer feedback to make sure we're delivering on the promise of unique, authentic clothing, world class service, and great prices.

We survey every customer to gauge their opinion of the products they bought, and put together this list of the top-ranked vintage suspenders in our store.

Shop with confidence, knowing that these terrific vintage suspenders have been tested and endorsed by our other customers, and that you will receive five star service along with a great value!


 

#1 Rated Vintage Suspender
Black Elastic Y-back Suspenders

 Victorian Old West Suspenders Black Elastic Y-Back Braces |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Short

ITEM 005961

$30.95

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Average Rating: 4.92/5.00 stars from 13 reviews

elastic y-back suspenders
nice-looking; essential if you get the pants from H.E..
Jan 19, 2023
jim
MA
US
Suspenders
Excellent.
Sep 15, 2022
Andrew
Quebec Qu
CA
Nice suspenders
The suspenders are very nice and look great with the pants.
Oct 14, 2021
Jim
Humble Tx
US
Perfect
I'm 5' 11" and these are a great fit. Wear them every day and they look durable. Very happy!
Sep 3, 2020
Rob
NC
US
Black Elastic Y-back Suspenders (Short)
I'm 5'-11" and this elastic fits perfectly. Quality product! Will return to the Historical Emporium for more items.
Nov 7, 2019
Patrick
Hayward CA
US
best for 5'10"
originally ordered the standard ( long ? ) y back suspenders. They would have worked but were a bit to long. Exchanged for the " short " version, way better fit. I am 5'10" and slim build. Exchange handled no problem.
Oct 20, 2019
mark
Ne
US
Black Bart's braces
Needed these to go with the period pants I ordered to play "Black Bart" hired gun in a local fund raiser melodrama. Great quality and the fit was exactly as advertised.
Sep 20, 2018
Bill B.
Afton OK
US
Perfect
The short suspenders fit my 5'8" husband just right. He's a musician and needed elastic type for ease of movement and comfort. Thanks for offering these. Very Happy!
Sep 29, 2017
khines
Nashville TN
US
Black Elastic Y-back Suspenders (Short)
My husband is 5' 4" tall and these fit wonderfully.
Aug 3, 2017
Maeona
Yachats Or
US
Y-Back suspenders
These suspenders are great with the wool trousers I also bought from Historical Emporium. I like the victorian style clothing and am glad I came across this site.
Jan 29, 2017
Drew
MI
US
Works as expected
I rarely wear suspenders so for the first time they took me a few minutes to put on the pants I purchased. Other than that they're easy to adjust. Forgot I was even wearing them as the night went on!
Nov 22, 2016
MDP

US
Suspenders
The suspenders were great and exactly what I was expecting.
Jul 18, 2015
mike
Tx
US
They do the job in style.
I'm 5'6" and these are just right. Just the right amount of adjustment to accommodate high- or low-waisted pants. Well finished and high quality.
Dec 5, 2014
Captain Spalding
Studio City CA
US

 

#2 Rated Vintage Suspender
Leather Buckle Suspenders - Brown (Long)

 Victorian Old West Steampunk Suspenders Brown Leather Y-Back Braces |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Adventurer Standard Gifts Golf

ITEM 003323

$49.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.39/5.00 stars from 36 reviews

Just right
As pictured and good quality. Were just what was required to pull the outfit together.
Aug 15, 2019
Throwback
Richmond Ma
US
Too Long
I love the leather suspenders I purchased. I felt the price was a bit high, but I decided to purchase them instead of spending a lot of time looking for them elsewhere. I got both black, and brown. They fit well, but I needed to add an extra hole on the brown ones (I am 5' 9" tall, and a simple leather punch fixed the issue quickly), the black fit perfectly. It appears that the suspenders came from 2 different makers, I would like to see Historical Emporium offer the brown suspenders from the same maker as the black ones. The quality seems good, and they are comfortable. I look forward to many more purchases from Historical Emporium!
Apr 22, 2017
Don
Lancaster CA
US
Disappointed
Quality of the leather wasn't what I expected
Feb 9, 2017
Enahoc
Boston MA
US
Suspenders
The actual suspenders are great -I was highly disappointed that only the tabs and back piece are actually leather - and the straps are fake - not what one is led to believe when reading the description - therefore not thrilled Editor's note - The suspenders are made of a thin cut of leather for comfort.
Sep 8, 2016
Anne Dixon
Toronto On
CA
Leather buckle suspenders
Straps that button to pants could have been better quality/thicker leather.
Nov 19, 2015
Anonymous

Suspenders (Braces)
Quality might be an issue, so carefully examine yours and confirm that the leather has no thin spots that might tear after a few months of use. I found that to be a problem with one of two pairs I've owned. To WE's credit they upheld their Quality Guarantee even though the return period had expired.
Aug 20, 2015
William Wadsworth
Santa Fe NM
US
Look and feel great
I wore these suspenders with an out fit I had all night. The look great (cool accent to my costume) and fit great too thanks to the elastic in the back. Freedom to move, and style too!
May 8, 2015
Mike
Union City CA
US
Suspenders
Not happy with these. They are too big. They will require having holes punched to shorten. More expense! They need to be offered in smaller sizes. I am not a small guy over 6' tall and still to long. Not a good purchase!
Apr 23, 2015
Rod
Rapid City Sd
Work great. Look great.
And are necessary!
Apr 8, 2015
Dave Lennert
Portland Or
US
Well Made But...
Great suspenders. These are well made and look great. However based on the recommended measurements I ordered XL. They are Way too large. Luckily I am a leather worker so I can make them fit. If you are over 6' or a bigger boy they would probably work quite well.
Mar 19, 2015
Andy R,
Bellevue NE
US
Not So Snappy, Snappy Looking Suspenders
These, along with the Black Canvas Trousers , were only my second purchase from the Historical Emporium and I am very pleased with the product. I admit that I enjoy them more than the trousers actually. They immediately give the impression of a product that will last forever. Mostly leather, with the lower back portion being thick elastic, they give the wearer a sense of antiquated clothing so strong that they feel so fine walking around in them. Everyone who has seen them on me was stunned by the craftsmanship. I know I was. The brass buckles are what got me the most. The only problem I encountered was expected. They ended up being to large for me, so I had to poke more holes intothem to get a perfect fit, nothing major. Though they arent so snappy in ability, they makeup for it many times over in snappy appearance. I am looking forward to my next purchase.
Feb 12, 2015
GND.MOFF
Apple Valley Ca
i support these supporters
These suspenders are great. I have already received many compliments on them. I have the black set too but these brown really have a vintage vibe to them. In the hand, they don't look special but paired with some vintage pants and shirt and they look great!
Jan 14, 2015
hector chavez
corpus christi Te
QUALITY
Quality product at better-than-competetive prices.
Dec 19, 2014
Patrick
San Luis Obispo CA
US
Too long
Won't be wearing these guys for awhile until I find someone to fix them. They are extremely long. I'm 6"0"
Nov 7, 2014
Anonymous
Dania Beach Fl
US
Quality but plenty big
My son is 6'2" and wears a pretty long suspender, but we had to drill new holes in these and are contemplating cutting a bit of the strap off. These are *plenty* long and I have little doubt they would fit a very large man with a very large belly. Small or skinny guys may have to do some adjusting.
Mar 7, 2014
Sarah
Waverly IA
US

 

#3 Rated Vintage Suspender
Premium Silk Suspenders - Black Satin Charmeuse (Long)

 Victorian Old West Suspenders Black Silk Y-Back Braces |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Standard

ITEM 004838

$60.95

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 4 reviews

Black Satin Suspeners
These are well done and very classy. Would purchase again
Sep 9, 2015
Angiemann
Lexington KY
US
very nice braces - CLASSY
look very nice and are a perfect compliment to the Baxter gray dress trousers
Apr 20, 2015
Imatinkerer
Petaluma CA
US
Suspenders
Look great and fit perfectly.
Dec 25, 2014
Dano
Melbourne Vi
AU
Great Suspenders!
Apr 22, 2014
Anonymous


 

#4 Rated Vintage Suspender
Leather Buckle Suspenders - Black (Long)

 Victorian Old West Steampunk Suspenders Black Leather Y-Back Braces |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Standard Gifts for Him Golf

ITEM 003322

$49.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.63/5.00 stars from 35 reviews

Suspenders
High quality first and foremost. Very well made and should last forever.
Oct 27, 2019
MarkD
Yoder CO
US
Husband LOVES these suspenders
My husband LOVES these suspenders. They fit perfectly and work well with his Victorian tux and tails. He's VERY happy with them. Thank you!
May 30, 2019
Ava W.
Los Angeles CA
US
Great Piece!
Unique suspenders great for steam punk or even formal nights. Very nice!
Jan 26, 2018
Michael A
Ft Lauderdal FL
US
Nice braces!
Very well made and strong. Perfect.
Dec 7, 2017
Lloyd F.
Atlanta GA
US
Perfect fit
I love the leather suspenders I purchased. I felt the price was a bit high, but I decided to purchase them instead of spending a lot of time looking for them elsewhere. I got both black, and brown. They fit well, but I needed to add an extra hole on the brown ones (I am 5' 9" tall, and a simple leather punch fixed the issue quickly), the black fit perfectly. It appears that the suspenders came from 2 different makers, I would like to see Historical Emporium offer the brown suspenders from the same maker as the black ones. The quality seems good, and they are comfortable. I look forward to many more purchases from Historical Emporium!
Apr 22, 2017
Don
Lancaster CA
US
Just what I expected
Good quality and good fit. They hold up my trousers and look good doing their job.
Nov 3, 2016
Steve O
Youngsville NC
US
Back in Tyme
These braces are extremely well made from good quality materials! They pair very well with the Classic Trousers to make an accurate historical ensemble. I wear them during our annual Antique Steam Engine show event and continually get many compliments and inquires on where they can be purchased. Very good product for the money!
Aug 16, 2016
Ben Miller
Symco Wi
US
Fantastic
These don't come with clips. You need to have pants with buttons on them, either already on them from the manufacturer, or do like I do and just grab a few buttons and a needle and thread. They are good quality, comfortable, and look manly. I got them in black, and might get a second pair in brown, just to mix things up a little. I like to wear them with jeans, they look a little rustic, but with a touch of class. I do enjoy getting dressed up, it's great to look and feel your best, but I also know that daily life and everyday function are necessary. If you buy all this stuff just to keep in a drawer or the back of your closet, what is the point of it? I am glad to have these as part of my wardrobe.
Mar 27, 2016
J Sander
Al
CA
Black leather Suspenders
Very nice and nicely priced.
Mar 27, 2015
Anonymous

Perfect Braces!
Quality abounds! Simply the BEST pair of suspenders you could buy!
Jan 15, 2015
Eric Reeder
Somersworth NH
US
Not for the average man
Which is to say there for someone tall for today and very tall for Victorian times. And whats with the elastic? There suposed to be leather.
Dec 5, 2014
Clifford Frank
Shirley Ne
US
Great quality braces
The quality of the leather and the metal buckles is great. It's a robust design suitable for actual work use and not just costuming. A lot of people noted that they are longer than expected; At 6'1", the fit me fine with using the last hole in the leather (smallest length). A shorter or thinner person might find them too long.
Oct 3, 2014
haasenpfeffer
Ca
US
love them
Fit fine, can't get them over this side of the pond.
May 10, 2014
Dandare
London
UK
nice but with some issues
I love the leather and buckle look of these! Unfortunately they were too big - one size does not fit all, and they are not really adjustable beyond the few buckle holes - I'm going to take about 2" off the elastic part in the back to make them work and possibly shorten the leather ends by an inch or two just to avoid lots of extra "tongue" Also one side had more holes than the other, so if you're not careful, you can adjust them lopsided. (my guy wears a Medium size in everything, so he's not exceptionally tiny or thin) Still, it's worth the few adjustments for the classier look of the leather!
Nov 19, 2013
Jessi
near Fredericksburg VA
US
Could be better
These are a hard-to-come by item here in America, so I'm happy to find them at a reasonable price. However, with the Ludlow trousers I bought with them, the straps are way too long. Sure, there are buckles in the front, but that doesn't help that the back strap between the Y and the waist is two inches longer than any normal man-sized person. I'm 6'2" tall, it should fit me perfectly, if not be a little on the short side. I could shorten the buckles in the front and even punch more holes, but the Y would be up against my neck.
Oct 18, 2013
Zachary
Schenectady NY
US

 

#5 Rated Vintage Suspender
Black Elastic Convertible Suspenders (Long)

 Victorian Old West Suspenders Black Synthetic Elastic Y-Back Braces Convertible |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 006852

$30.95

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 3 reviews

Nice Suspenders
Let me caveat this by saying this is my first ever set of suspenders. And I must say, I quite like them. They're adjustable and the elastic straps allow for some literal wiggle room. When paired with pants that also have buttons for suspenders, it's a winning combo.
Nov 5, 2022
Tom
Saint Paul Mi
US
Good quality
Good quality product and easy to fit to any of my trousers.
Nov 1, 2018
redimon
Richmond NS
AU
Great Suspenders
Great product! Would recommend to everyone
Oct 31, 2018
ROBERT L FRENCH
KENSINGTON MD
US

 

#6 Rated Vintage Suspender
French Satin Suspenders - Khaki

 Victorian Old West Suspenders Brown Tan Satin Synthetic Y-Back Braces |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Short

ITEM 005089

$32.95

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 3 reviews

Oh wow
Very impressed as to how they look. Fit awesome. Made of high-quality material thatís for sure you can see the quality or not. Excellent company to deal with Iíve dealt with them in the past and will continue to deal with them in the future. Definitely do look after their customers
Jun 23, 2022
Kevin Granger
Mundare Al
CA
superb product just as advertised
This is my second ordered item and these live up to every word they say. They look identical to some old braces from my grandfather that he got from great grand pappy, in design. Sturdy and sound. They are a light Khaki color that like the picture when the light hits right seem more a creamy white satin in appearance. If you have just a regular costume quality shirt, you will feel the need to upgrade just to show these baby's off (as I am doing). IF I could give 10 stars I would.
Jul 30, 2020
Dr Randal Allison
Henderson NV
US
Satin Suspenders
This was a very well made product that matched the description and fit quite well and looks great with my outfit.
Sep 13, 2017
Guido
Sacramento Ca
US

 

#7 Rated Vintage Suspender
Khaki Stagecoach Y-Back Suspenders (Long)

 Victorian Old West Steampunk Suspenders Tan Brown Cotton Y-Back Braces |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Standard

ITEM 003326

$32.95

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 4 reviews

Great suspenders
Sturdy, great looking suspenders. Highly recommend!
Feb 25, 2022
Robert F S

US
price was good
fIT VERY GOOD NICE WORKMENSHIP
Sep 2, 2021
William D. Bates
GREEN VALLEY AZ
US
Stagecoach Suspenders
Gotta love that name. Really pleased with the 'spenders. Truly excited to attend Pioneer days dressed in the era. Tombstone, here I come.
May 28, 2021
Bruce Alan Young
Sammamish Wa
US
Better than a belt
all round perfect fit..
Feb 17, 2021
oldtimer
Orange City FL
US

 

#8 Rated Vintage Suspender
French Satin Suspenders - Black

 Victorian Old West Suspenders Black Satin Synthetic Y-Back Braces |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Short

ITEM 005086

$32.95

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 11 reviews

Perfect
Exactly what I was looking for.
Nov 15, 2018
Bee

US
Well pleased
Gerry nice looking
May 11, 2017
Rodney S
San Antonio Te
US
black suspenders: french satin
nice accessory
Jul 27, 2016
Anonymous

Good Braces
The suspenders were as advertised, of good quality and of good price.
Feb 3, 2016
OldSacJack
Sacramento CA
US
Perfect!
These suspenders are fantastic! They fit my 5 foot 9 inch frame perfectly and the elastic has just enough give to be very comfortable for all day wear while still keeping my trousers securely in place. The satin material is shiny and smooth, giving a sleek, upper-class look that is a finishing touch on a Black Tie affair or just a casual Victorian Stroll in Saratoga Springs. I love these braces.
Sep 14, 2015
Peter
Amsterdam Ne
US
done with belts
At the ripe young age of 42, this is honestly my first serious pair of suspenders (that weren't clip-on and mock-ups of the ones Robin Williams wore on Mork & Mindy). Combined with a proper set of trousers, I felt way too comfortable. I need more of these in my life. These are worn underneath of the waistcoat so nobody really gets to see them... except my wife as I'm taking all of the layers off. And she seems to think they look really fine on me. As far as I'm concerned, that's the final word.
May 28, 2015
Magnus
Raleigh NC
US
Ken The Gambler
Love them, fit great, look great.
Jan 8, 2015
Ken
Virginia Beach Va
US
Spanners
They look well made, and cost much less then in department stores. I having tried them on yet.
Oct 18, 2014
Robert Buchanan
La Mesa CA
US
Clothes
great place to buy from allclothes i buy here also fit great
Oct 17, 2014
mac
Rives Te
US
look great. great price.
Very pleased. They go great with the canvas work trousers I bought.
Jan 9, 2014
Jake Logan
Avon Oh
US
Very Nice
Sturdy and well made. Great addition to my wardrobe!
Nov 25, 2013
Jim
Reedsburg WI
US

 

#9 Rated Vintage Suspender
French Satin Suspenders - Brown

 Victorian Old West Suspenders Brown Satin Synthetic Y-Back Braces |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Short

ITEM 005087

$32.95

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Average Rating: 4.60/5.00 stars from 5 reviews

nice fit
nice fit, looks the goods
Feb 3, 2017
Rusty

AU
good quality
good but disconnects from pants too easily
Jun 18, 2015
raymond marshall

CA
Excellent, classy.
I bought these "short" braces even though I am a slim 5'10" with a long torso, and I'm glad I did, because they fit perfectly. They are well-made, comfortable, and really make the outfit. Very happy!
Jun 9, 2015
Paul Z
Toronto On
CA
Perfect
Perfect Match With the Sweeney Trousers!
Feb 12, 2015
Dean

US
Roaring 20's
Were great quality,were as pictured.
Apr 25, 2014
Roaring 20's


 

#10 Rated Vintage Suspender
Braided Leather Suspenders - Brown (Long)

 Victorian Old West Suspenders Brown Leather Y-Back Braces |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Standard Golf

ITEM 004281

$49.95

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Average Rating: 4.60/5.00 stars from 15 reviews

Braided Leather Suspenders
The photo shown looks like the suspenders are wider than what I received. I thought according to the photo the suspenders would be an inch and a half wide not the skinny 3/4" wide. Very disappointed.
Oct 15, 2020
Bruce Rollins
Bloomington MN
US
very nice
These are really nice quality suspenders. Requires buttons on the pants (no clips on them) Very pleased with my purchase
Dec 29, 2017
Capt.Doug
Lecanto Fl
US
Gorgeous
Surprisingly high-quality, especially for the money. Shipped on time, and arrived when promised.
Jan 4, 2017
Denis
Cleveland OH
US
Quality Braces
These are legitimate, tough, real leather braces. They are stiff brand new but a little use and even some leather treatment form them up nicely. They are unique and very stylish in addition to being "bullet-proof." I deducted a star because they very nearly didn't fit. I'm 6'3 and have them near the bottom most loops which created a hoop at the point of attachment to the button gussets which is annoying and unsightly but they are slowly stretching around to be flatter against the abdomen. If you are over 6'3 or have a long torso you might consider a different set.
Feb 25, 2015
John
Salt Lake City Ut
US
Suspenders
Love em
Oct 24, 2014
Doug
Skiatook OK
US
Braided Leather Suspenders
What can I say. They worked. You really need suspenders to finish off the look and this was perfect.
Apr 27, 2014
Gwin Shoemaker
Tucson Ar
US
Braided Suspenders
Excellent! Hate to says this as you may bump the price but you should get more for these. I have recieved many compliments on them. Bought the brown and came back for the black. Well made, great price and for a USA product all the better! I'll be back. - WDR
Dec 12, 2013
WDR
West Branch MI
US
Braided Leather Suspenders
Great high quality suspenders. I wear them every day.
Oct 4, 2013
lsrmgr
Santa Fe NM
US
Well made, very large size
It says "One size fits most" I would add most basketball players. That said they are well made and very stylish.
Oct 4, 2013
Steamboat Willy
NYC NY
US
Refined Look
These braces offer the ultimate in a refined look. Comfort is not an issue with these braces but for lots of movement they are not on par with canvass braces. The elastic strap on the back brace does add a lot to the comfort.
Aug 9, 2013
Handlebar
Pensacola FL
US
WOW
I bought these for cowboy action shooting, but they are so comfortable I just can't take them off. My girlfriend will have so sew buttons on all my jeans so I can wear them all the time. The service was excellent as well. This was my first purchase but it certainly won't be my last. I have already recommended Historical Emporium to friends.
May 17, 2013
Bill Nelson
Iroquois |O
CA
Good stuff
The suspenders were well made as described.
Apr 17, 2013
Anonymous

Awesome
Awesome suspenders, came quicker than expected. I wore them at my wedding and got all kinds of compliments and all the guys wanted to know where I found them.
Mar 13, 2013
Anonymous
Houston Te
US
Loved them
i loved these suspenders im a little mad at myself for picking brown over black but oh well but they were no less than perfect!! i strongly reccomend these to anyone who wears suspenders. They keep my chaplin pants up no problem
Jan 19, 2013
lawrence wright
lansdowne pe
US
Leather Suspenders
The suspenders looked and felt great. It is my fault for jumping the gun and ordering them before reading everything more closely. In my black powder club, I can"t wear any thing that was invented after 1840. The elastic strip on the back had a good feeling and looked very good, but elastic was invented after 1840. Loved everything else that I ordered and plan on wearing them a lot.
Aug 24, 2012
Larry Blaylock
Browns Valley CA
US

 

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