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The 10 Best Old West Y-Back Braces

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 old west y-back braces, 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 old west y-back braces in our store.

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


 

#1 Rated Old West Y-Back Brace
Charcoal Elastic Y-Back Braces (Short)

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

ITEM 005091

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 4 reviews

Y-Braces..
Just what I needed!!
May 31, 2018
Anonymous
NJ
US
Best ever
After using braces from other suppliers, I can say that these are the best that I have ever had. The button-on design is far better than any clip on style made.
Mar 15, 2018
Thaddeus Boggs
Bryan Te
US
Charcoal Y-Back Braces
Very satisfied! Made by Wahmaker.
Sep 13, 2014
Russell
FL
Great Product
So far the suspenders are holding up well and are just what I was looking for.
Feb 14, 2014
BigPaul48
Ashford WA
US

 

#2 Rated Old West Y-Back Brace
Khaki Stagecoach Y-Back Suspenders

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

ITEM 003326

$29.95

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 3 reviews

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

 

#3 Rated Old West Y-Back Brace
Stagecoach Y-Back Suspenders - Brown Canvas

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

ITEM 003324

$29.95

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Average Rating: 4.81/5.00 stars from 83 reviews

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
Braces
These are well made, period correct, appearance-wise. The back looks like canvas, buy is elastic. This eases movement greatly. Good, heavy weight material.
Mar 6, 2020
Booshway
Broken Arrow Ok
Great suspenders, better than they look
Very heavy-duty, high-quality. Can't speak to how they'll hold up over time (just got them a few weeks ago), but they look solid. Comfortable.
Feb 22, 2020
Anonymous

Great addition to a costume
The thing that makes a costume into a true recreation piece is detail. These suspenders look like they came out of the Old West. They are a good color, well made, and sturdy. It made the outfit. I will order again.
Jul 29, 2019
Anna
La Grange IL
Almost 5 stars
There is a lot to like about these excellent braces; they are stoutly constructed, and wide enough to offer good support. I especially like the stout leather tabs, which mark these as practical working suspenders, rather than an item for fops, dandies, and fat-cat captains of industry; these are meant for holding up the trousers of people who do the grunt work of the agrarian and industrial modern era! My one gripe, and the only thing that kept me from awarding them a fifth star, is that there is rather too much elastic in the back brace for my comfort; especially with high-waisted olde-tymey britches, the yoke hits just below my collar, rather than between my shoulders, resulting in some discomfort, and an unsightly puckering of the shoulder braces near the yoke. This is, however, easily corrected by shortening the elastic section by about 1-1/2"-2", and will not keep me from buying more of this style. But a bit shorter length of elastic from the get-go might be nice. But those dang attachment tabs, though! They're CHONKY, and I like 'em. Major selling point of this style, as far as I'm concerned.
Apr 26, 2019
Devil Zeb
Ke
US
Solid But Not Quite What I thought
These are a bit too long, especially given that these are explicitly meant to be used with high wasted pants. Additionally, the color of the leathery bits is much darker than the picture makes it seem, and I definitely would have preferred the lighter shade. That being said, these are quality suspenders. They are robustly made and I don't fear at all they they will break soon, unlike some other pairs that I have. Additionally their delivery was speedy and they do successfully hold up my pants.
Apr 11, 2019
Anonymous

Best ever
Mar 14, 2019
Tennessee
Meno Mo
Y-Back Brown
Nice suspenders, good color, well made, will look awesome with my pants and vest I am thinking for it.
Mar 6, 2019
Troy J Anderson
Seattle WA
US
Canvas suspenders
I am quite satisfied with these suspenders. They are well made, comfortable and look good. I wear them everyday.
Oct 30, 2018
Steven Atkisson
Black Mi
US

 

#4 Rated Old West Y-Back Brace
BLACK Stagecoach Y-Back Suspenders

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

ITEM 007039

$29.95

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 7 reviews

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

 

#5 Rated Old West Y-Back Brace
Brown Elastic Y-Back Braces

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

ITEM 001407

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Average Rating: 4.68/5.00 stars from 31 reviews

perfect
just what I wanted they will go good with about any thing
Jul 28, 2021
r norman
Luverne Mn
US
Perfect
I love them! They fit so nicely and match most things I own! Thank you!
Sep 4, 2020
Andrew R
Show Low AZ
y- back braces
I have used them once to see if the custom worked and they were fine, the adjustable buckle adjusts very well. Will work fine,
Jul 25, 2019
Bob
PRESCOTT VALLEY AZ
US
Elastic Y-Back Braces
These suspenders are strong yet - not too wide - the leather is supple yet strong. Generally speaking they're the quality one would have enjoyed 20 years ago so to find them is a treasure. Very satisfied.
Mar 1, 2019
Willy
Eugene Or
US
Y back suspenders
Work great and comfortable
Feb 18, 2019
Mike
In
US
Great price
The color is very rich, compliments shirt and trousers well, more than I expected for the price.
Jan 31, 2019
Delvan
Vancouver WA
US
Brown Elastic Y-Back Braces
Goes well with Sable Frock Coat and Trousers. Easy to adjust and good looking.
Oct 14, 2018
Rick
Herndon Vi
US
SUSPENDERS
What can I say, these look good fit right, and at a great price.
Nov 3, 2017
Lawrence Spears
ELLAVILLE GA
US
Excellent Quality Suspenders
Excellent and very comfortable suspenders. I have worn suspenders all my life, and about gave up on the elastic ones years ago, because they were poor quality and stretched out too quickly. Went to leather braces, but now that I am older, leather hurts my shoulders. But these excellent quality suspenders are the true meaning of "Braces", and I will be buying several different colors if you make them. Excellent braces!
Aug 6, 2017
Circuit Preacher
Somerset Pe
US
Good quality
Good quality, does what it is meant to do. This is for real life usage and I'd happily buy more from H.E.
Aug 4, 2017
Matt
Melbourne Vi
AU
Much Better Than Clip-ons
These are well made. I've yet to have a problem with these and I've had them for months. They're durable and I prefer them over clip-on suspenders easily.
Apr 21, 2014
Christopher R.
Ca
US
way too long
I tried them on and the Y Brace goes up to my neck. I tried adjusting multiple times and still didn't work. I will be returning these. won't recommend these unless your tall or a husky man.
Feb 23, 2014
Humberto Aguilar
Oceanside Ca
US
nice braces
These braces fit perfect with the trousers, and look great. Only issue is that the buckles are rather high on the chest, too close to the collarbone for my liking.
Dec 12, 2013
Daddy-O
Toronto On
CA
braces are great...
...but I do wish all (any?) manufacturer of braces provided either really sturdy leather button straps (since they can tear, especially on the steel buttons that H.E. trousers use) or an extra set of them, or a way to buy them. These braces are simple, functional and otherwise extremely well-made. I'd love to know how to get more of those darn straps, however...
Nov 1, 2013
Hall Kirkham
Milton Ma
US
good
Well pants have not fallen down as yet. Cheers Joseph
Oct 4, 2013
Anonymous


 

#6 Rated Old West Y-Back Brace
Stagecoach Y-Back Suspenders - Natural Canvas

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

ITEM 002639

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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
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#7 Rated Old West Y-Back Brace
Black Elastic Y-back Suspenders (Short)

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

ITEM 005961

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 11 reviews

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

 

#8 Rated Old West Y-Back Brace
Diamond Elastic Y-back Suspenders - Black (Short)

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

ITEM 005946

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 3 reviews

Button Suspenders
These have a robust elastic. The hardware is sound. The tabs could be thicker but are easily repaired if they end up giving out.
Nov 8, 2018
Anonymous

Superb!
Even nicer than the photos!
Feb 12, 2016
Sluggo
Lake Villa IL
US
Superb!
Even nicer than the photos!
Feb 12, 2016
Sluggo
Lake Villa IL
US

 

#9 Rated Old West Y-Back Brace
Stagecoach Y-Back Suspenders - Red Canvas

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

ITEM 003325

$29.95

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Average Rating: 4.83/5.00 stars from 6 reviews

Good Supenders
I really like these suspenders. They are more authentic than the full elastic type. The wide canvas straps are sturdy and the single piece of elastic in the back makes a nice visual contrast as well as authentically giving more comfort than non-elastic suspenders. Not fully on par with other reenactment grade items but great in a pinch and I will be likely using this at battlefield reenactments.
Dec 21, 2016
Marcelo
San Francisco CA
US
great suspenders
excellent quality suspenders
Aug 11, 2016
steve timchackJr
nichols ny
US
Perfect
These are great period suspenders. Love the look
Jul 30, 2016
Kristi
Benton City WA
US
Finishing touch
These are the finishing touch for my riding pants the tan and black Olsen Riding pants, which I bought for riding my motorcycle, this just adds that much needed touch of class. Thanks for this.
Jun 4, 2015
Andy
On
CA
red
They are great. However, I just noticed that the photo shows a red elastic forming the "trunk" of the "Y" while the suspenders that I got have a white elastic in that place (the branches of the "Y" are red as in the photo).
Jul 22, 2013
Anonymous

Suspenders
perfect for re-enactment
Oct 18, 2012
Brian Turner
Hollywood FL
US

 

#10 Rated Old West Y-Back Brace
French Satin Suspenders - Black (Short)

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

ITEM 005086

$29.95

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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

 

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