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

ITEM 005961

$31.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.90/5.00 stars from 20 reviews

Great looking product
I have brown suspenders, that I wear to Dapper Day at Disneyland. I wanted a pair of black suspenders for a second outfit, and these look great.
Apr 21, 2024
John Walsh
Temecula CA
US
Y Back Suspenders
well made, looks amazing with the trousers and Leonard is the SH*T! so helpful!
Feb 9, 2024
The Disciple
San Jose CA
US
Suspenders
Love the design of them fits great
Dec 29, 2023
Dylan Maddox
Clanton AL
US
Great present for husband
Dec 25, 2023
Paige Ballard
Little Rock AR
US
Perfect
Dec 15, 2023
Delbert Rodgers
Montgomery TX
US
Braces
These are nice but I miss the clips that say " police brace" or "fireman s brace" I have an old set and also I wish that some of the other brass stampings I have seen in museums could be replicated.
Sep 13, 2023
MARTIN E VERSTEEG
WESTMINSTER CO
US
fit is great
I didn't really know that there were short suspenders! I'm wearing them now and am enjoying the comfort they provide.
Feb 27, 2023
Robert
CHARLOTTE NC
US
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

 

#2 Rated Vintage Suspender
Stagecoach Y-Back Suspenders - Brown Canvas (Long)

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

ITEM 003324

$34.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.81/5.00 stars from 91 reviews

Old style
Fit was perfect.
Jun 21, 2024
Michael Caudle
Jackson GA
US
Nice
Goes well with the saddle pants
Jun 12, 2024
Monty Packard
Prescott Valley AZ
US
Excellent quality
The braces are very well made and comfortable.
Mar 29, 2024
David Gardner
Rising Sun MD
US
Love them
I am a living historian. These look the part, but provide comfort.
Mar 15, 2024
Steve von Roeder
Cedar Creek TX
US
They’ll keep my trousers up!
They’ll keep my trousers up! Excellent quality and are exactly as advertised.
Mar 18, 2022
Jim
Libby Mo
US
Solid Quality Suspenders!
Nice quality suspenders and solid leather button straps. Happy with my purchase!
Feb 25, 2022
Richard A

US
We’ll fit
Just the right length
Feb 3, 2022
Jim
Douglas Wy
Really great!
Just like described. Look great!
Jan 12, 2022
mythreetoes

US
Was as advertised
Was as advertised
May 3, 2021
Gary R

US
Fantastic product!!
Holding up my Elk skin buckskinner pants for reenactments
May 3, 2021
Anonymous

US
Quality product
These are the sturdiest suspenders ever! My husband loves them
Apr 12, 2021
Ashley G.

US
Great for sass shooting fits the look
Great product i highly recommend it i got them brown color.
Mar 19, 2021
lucero a

US
extraordinarily difficult return process.
Oct 7, 2020
Dom
Kearny NJ
US
Y- Suspenders
Very pleased with the suspenders and the service from Historical Emporium. Awesome company!!
Sep 25, 2020
Brad Jenkins
custer Ke
Galluses
They look great and do the job with no embarrassing slips.
Jun 5, 2020
Dan
Lodi Ca
US

 

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

 Victorian Old West Steampunk Edwardian Suspenders Brown Leather Y-Back Braces |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Short

ITEM 008159

$54.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 3 reviews

Dressing the Part
1928 Roadster and like to period dress for events and occasions. These trousers, knickers, shirts etc. from Historical Emporium fit the bill. Even though they are earlier vintage, for working guys, they are still in style for the 20's, 20's and even 40"s. The fit is good and the quality high. Love the stuff! We are hosting the MAFCA 2024 National Convention at Ruidoso, NM in June and are rigging up for the festivities with new duds. Orders ship fast. Exchanges for size differences are quick and easy.
May 3, 2024
Steve Scholl
Albuquerque NM
US
Great Purchase
My order was for period clothing for a tour guide position in St Augustine Florida. I found the clothing high quality, easy of ordering and quick delivery. I'm very satisfied.
Jan 5, 2024
Stephen Mcclung
St Augustine FL
US
Return Item
Due to my mistake when ordering the Trousers, Trousers were high waisted, I didn't need the suspenders
Sep 14, 2023
Kevin
Coopersville MI
US

 

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

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

ITEM 003326

$34.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 6 reviews

I wear them every Sunday.
I wear these every Sunday and several other days of the week.
May 15, 2024
John Perez
Franklinton LA
US
Y back suspenders
excellent product and service
Mar 2, 2024
laurence hespel
Ramona CA
US
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

 

#5 Rated Vintage Suspender
French Satin Suspenders - Black

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

ITEM 005086

$34.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 13 reviews

Just right
First pair of suspenders for me in decades. Perfect fit and necessary for the high waist pants. Functional and yet dressy enough for the 1890's mortician.
Mar 2, 2024
The Woolley Mort
Sedro Woolley WA
US
Gala
Our church is having a black tie affair and I had a suit custom made over 30 years ago styled on this line and I thought it time again.
Nov 17, 2023
Daryel Pruitt
Byhalia MS
US
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

 

#6 Rated Vintage Suspender
BLACK Stagecoach Y-Back Suspenders (Long)

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

ITEM 007039

$34.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.90/5.00 stars from 10 reviews

It would have been a five-star but for one reason
The suspenders look great and the elastic matches with the canvas perfectly in the back so you can't tell the difference between the two. However the buttonholes on the ends are riveted to the suspenders and cannot be changed out when they wear out later on.
Feb 2, 2024
Perry Meehan
Tampa FL
US
Perfect compliment for pants
I have made over 20 purchases through the years and ALL have been FANTASTIC. I wear most of these on stage as a musician. Can NOT beat the quality.
Jan 26, 2024
Jimmy Dale O'Toole
Salem AR
US
Suspenders
Great fit and quality, fast service and delivery.
Jan 20, 2022
Paul
Enid Ok
US
Excellent quality
Much better than I expected. Finely crafted and well tailored, with great fasteners.
Jan 6, 2021
Bob C

US
High Quality Suspenders
Aug 15, 2020
Stephanas
Westland MI
US
Definitely a requirement
I bought these to go with my Canvas trousers, and they are a definite requirement for any trousers! Adds great character and, most importantly, keeps the pants where they should be!
Jul 25, 2020
Cameron
Adelaide So
AU
Very good item.
The suspenders are very well made. Shipping was prompt.
Jul 10, 2019
Norman Osburn
RICKMAN Te
US
y back suspenders
very good
May 29, 2019
dan
claremore ok
US
Five Stars
Solid suspenders!
May 3, 2018
Michel S

US
Suspenders
I first bought the brown suspenders and really liked them so I figured why not get a pair in black. Great product.
Feb 17, 2018
katanatac
Julian No
US

 

#7 Rated Vintage Suspender
Brown Elastic Y-back Suspenders

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

ITEM 005962

$31.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.50/5.00 stars from 8 reviews

Great
I recommend the suspenders they have a great attachment to the trouser. They are everything I was looking for.
Mar 11, 2020
RES
Or
suspenders
suspenders completed my outfit. Very easy to adjust.
Sep 23, 2019
tom Balducci
The Villages Fl
US
Great suspenders
Jun 6, 2019
Anonymous

Suspenders
Good quality product, exactly as described, very pleased with our purchase
Nov 17, 2018
Anonymous

NZ
Suspenders materials
Very low grade leather is used. This would only be useful for a costume; not for wearing normally. I also ordered all leather suspenders and was similarly disappointed.
Mar 8, 2018
Bob
Amherst Ny
US
Y-Back Suspenders (Short)
The Y-Suspenders fits me like a glove it matches my body height 5 feet 6 inches l would recommend to other people.
Dec 5, 2016
Bryan Agudo
River Forest IL
US
I Didn't Listen!
After Wearing My Trousers a Time or Three, I Discovered My Trousers Tended To Ride Down a Bit. Then The Thought Came To Me... DON'T FORGET SUSPENDERS! These Folks Really Know What Time It Is! Following The Sizing Chart, I Ordered The Short Suspenders (I'm 5'7") Now My Trousers Stay Put and They Look Great! The Suspenders Too! Ride On!
Sep 8, 2016
JDRanch
Clovis CA
US
good braces
These are good braces. I got the shorter ones which work a bit better with high-waisted trousers. It would be ideal, however, if the Emporium carried braces/suspenders specifically designed for high-waisted trousers (e.g. with shorter runner ends etc.)
Apr 3, 2016
Slade
Salt Lake City

 

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

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

ITEM 004838

$63.95

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 5 reviews

Perfect
Nov 3, 2023
Rodney Jester
Wilmington DE
US
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


 

#9 Rated Vintage Suspender
Stagecoach Y-Back Suspenders - Natural Canvas (Long)

 Victorian Old West Suspenders Ivory Canvas Cotton Y-Back Braces |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Standard

ITEM 002639

$34.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.59/5.00 stars from 17 reviews

Nice braces.
Nice braces.
Oct 28, 2020
Anonymous

US
These were exactly what I hoped for
I like to CosPlay a number of Steam Punk characters and needed appropriate, durable ''bracers'' for some working man roles. These look really good with a nice natural off-white color. The straps to attach them to the pant's buttons are a nice heavier weight and add to the look i wanted. They are comfortable and fit my rotund 6 foot body with adjustment to spare. If you are looking for the right suspenders for a 49er miner, Victorian working person or other not-so-dressy suspender these look great.
Aug 22, 2018
Steampunk Steve
Saratoga CA
US
Stagecoach Y Back Suspenders
These suspenders are of excellent quality and fit perfectly. I was concerned about the fit as your description said they were 48" and would fit people 5' 9" and taller and I am 5' 5" tall. The "Y" in the back fits right between my shoulder blades and there is plenty of adjustment up and down. Great suspenders, I would recommend them to everyone. Thank you!
Jan 13, 2017
Bill Moss
Story Wy
US
Y-Back Suspenders
Along with canvas pants, added great authenticity to my storytelling. Good product at a good price, GREAT service!
Aug 19, 2016
Rick Mansfield
Ellington Mi
US
B back Suspender's
Very good item look and feel good
Jan 16, 2016
Anonymous

will buy again
these go great with the pants I got from Y'all . Very Satisfied.
Dec 10, 2015
Rodney S.
San Antonio TE
US
Not Bad a Purchase
I ordered these with a pair of trousers. It's not rocket science to figure out how to use suspenders. They're made of fine quality but the only issue I have is the adjusters don't hold very tightly. They're awfully loose. Still these are pretty good for the price and quality.
Oct 9, 2015
Professor Byzantine
Alhambra CA
US
Suspenders
Great looking and great wearing suspenders. They will go well with my Old West wardrobe.
Mar 22, 2013
Dean Reading
Lockhart Te
US
Holds 'em up in style
I have several different pairs of suspenders from Historical Emporium and like them, but since these have arrived I've had them on everyday. I like the rugged thick leather connectors and the comfortable natural colored canvas straps. They're my go-to suspenders any time the look need not be dressy.
Jan 29, 2013
Leo Joseph
Kelseyville CA
US
Perfect!
An affordable solution to a period necessity!
Dec 13, 2011
rmurphy1864
Los Angeles
Excellent product, sturdy construction.
Well made, strong and stylish, the only problem I had was with the size, I have a relatively slight frame and found the elasticated back far too long. My wife has made an adjustment to this and all is well. Mark Green.
Oct 3, 2011
grrroin
Broughton-Astley Le
En
Suspenders
Nice looking suspenders but I have to side with "variable". The elastic back strap is very long and I, being of average size, have the Y up on my neck when wearing them with high waisted trousers. Need to shorten the back by sewing it in folds. Hope that works and makes them wearable. Otherwise they look and feel sturdy and of good quality.
Sep 20, 2011
H
Switzerland
Medium quality, fitting issues
Though these suspenders are nice to look at they are very long in the back and if worn with period pants the 'Y' will ride up at your neck very quickly if you are anything larger than medium build. The front button loops are pretty, but the leather is weak and they are the exact same length, which causes the inside loop to take all the strain and the outside loop to blouse, often coming undone. Good enough for a costume showpiece, but not for real daily wear.
Jul 6, 2011
variable
San Francisco CA
easy to use
title says it all , they are a nice colour , adjusted easily in minutes , clip onto and of of the buttons easy enough , do not come off as you are wearing them or sitting down .
Jun 21, 2011
accumulated vertue
Melbourne Australia
Really Authentic
These are really nice. Authentic and heavy duty. These will not wear out any time soon.
Jun 4, 2011
Tin Pan Alley Cat


 

#10 Rated Vintage Suspender
French Satin Suspenders - Khaki

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

ITEM 005089

$34.95

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Reviews of this Product

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 that’s for sure you can see the quality or not. Excellent company to deal with I’ve 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

 

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