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The 10 Best Victorian 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 victorian 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 victorian 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 Victorian Y-Back Brace
Tan Elastic Y-Back Braces

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

ITEM 008156

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 4 reviews

Perfect
Perfect
Mar 15, 2024
Woodroe
Appleton WI
US
Excellent Braces
Feb 16, 2024
Joseph Mills
Washington DC
US
Perfect!
I had several colors of suspenders but needed a pair of neutral and tan or brown suspenders. I have been waiting a long time for your stock to resupply and was very happy to see the colors I wanted to show up recently.
Feb 9, 2024
Bill Moss
Story WY
US
Durable!
These are built well and have a lot of adjustability!
Jan 17, 2024
Cameron
Beaverton OR
US

 

#2 Rated Victorian Y-Back Brace
Black Elastic Y-Back Braces (Long)

 Victorian Regency Old West Steampunk Edwardian Suspenders Black Elastic Y-Back Braces |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Adventurer Dickens Fancy Frankenstein Jack the Ripper Newsboy Nanny and Chimneysweep Standard Golf

ITEM 000535

$31.95

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Average Rating: 4.71/5.00 stars from 48 reviews

Trousers necessitate these suspenders.
To keep my trousers up from around my knees/ankles.
Apr 12, 2024
John Jones
Kansas City KS
US
Excellent quality braces
The braces are very well made and comfortable.
Mar 29, 2024
David Gardner
Rising Sun MD
US
Just the right fit
Oct 20, 2023
MRS. H
CLOVIS CA
US
Very Happy
I like them!
Jan 12, 2022
Scott Norton
Southern Shores No
US
Y-not?
First time ever wearing proper braces and a positive experience! Keep pants in place and quite comfortable.
Jul 16, 2020
Glen Thomson
Gagetown Ne
CA
Suspenders
I have worn similar ones before, these appear to be well made however, the pants that came with the tuxedo with tails ordered on this site came with belt loops, an unexpected and pleasant surprise. I used a belt instead.....
Dec 29, 2019
Lee J.
Dearborn MI
US
Y Back
This is a little unusual than regular suspenders with the y back. But actually is pretty comfortable.
Nov 1, 2019
Ken
Beverly Ma
US
Black Elastic Y-Back
Nice product. Unfortunately I should order a short instead of regular as suggested. Will be returned.
Nov 1, 2019
Patrick
Hayward CA
US
Can't believe it
I've never owned a pair of suspenders before. Frankly, I don't know how I went so long without them. I have a bit of a belly, so belts are uncomfortable and only for special occasions. I bought them to hold up my Reilly Plaid Trousers. They are a comfortable alternative to a belt. They have a wide range of adjustability, and I don't feel like I'm getting squeezed. They fit perfectly on the buttons sewed in to the trousers. The clasps are tight, so I don't have to worry about them migrating throughout the evening.
Aug 23, 2019
Anonymous

Excellent
All the attention to detail, the arm bands, the hat, the tie, and the suspenders, created a perfect historical outfit.
Nov 19, 2018
Jerry Taylor
Young Harris GA
US
Black Elastic Y-Back Braces
They are great and the delivery was fast and efficient.
Oct 3, 2018
Cole Trigger
Kenner Lo
US
Functional Equipment
Comfortable and plenty of adjustment for even big and tall.
Jul 13, 2017
Gary S.
Amador CA
US
Too Much Elasric
I bought these awhile ago b/c I was looking for black suspenders to go with outfit. They look nice but I found after doing quite a bit of walking my tucked in shirt keeps untucked. To get to the point the elastic y braces where pulling out my shirt and pushing down my drawers. I could be a bit bouncier than most while walking but that's my review on the particular braces. If maybe there was just elastic on back not front they would work better.
May 5, 2017
schnelg
San Francisco CA
US
Suspenders
They are perfect. Very high quality
Mar 18, 2017
Cliff Shields
St. Augustine Fl
US
Braces
Good quality, however only came in a "tall size" which was way to big for my husband.
Mar 17, 2017
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#3 Rated Victorian Y-Back Brace
Black Canvas Y-Back Braces (Long)

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

ITEM 001712

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.53/5.00 stars from 45 reviews

Works as expected
Jan 26, 2024
Michael Hartle
Monterey IN
US
Good Suspenders, Better Customer Service
The first pair I bought had an issue, but Historical Emporium took care of the issue post haste. Thanks, HE!
Sep 12, 2021
Willie D.
Pocatello Id
Perfect
The quality of these is fantastic. Durable material, heavy duty construction, and clean work make these braces incredibly handsome. It's almost a shame to hide them behind a waistcoat.
Mar 26, 2021
Jake
Elgin Te
US
One-Eyed Horse Productions
Nice quality braces. Exactly what was needed for Livingston canvas trousers.
Mar 19, 2021
Patty
Finksburg MD
US
Y-back braces
Fits my husband perfectly. Arrived fast. Great quality. Love it.
Nov 30, 2018
Lynnette Nevarez
Fontana Ca
US
Canvas Y Back braces
Perfect. Exactly what I needed.
Nov 16, 2017
John
Cushing Ok
US
One size doesn't fit all
The suspenders were much too long. My friend adjusted them and sewed them for me. After that they are good.
Nov 2, 2016
Monte
Grants Pass Or
US
Suspenders
Nice even fit!
Jul 7, 2016
Teresa
Paradise Te
US
'canvas
My husband has always worn Y-back braces. He has not had ones made out of canvas and he loves them. Historical Emporium has a nice selection of suspenders. We received them fairly fast, too.
Apr 29, 2016
AJB
Windom KS
US
Too long with weak stitching
The back strap of the braces are too long. When worn with period trousers which have high waists, the "V" in the back is too high and causes the straps to bend out of shape or buckle, causing the straps to not rest on the shoulders evenly. I am 5'11" so the length of the strap should not have been a problem. The back strap of the braces also pulled away from the leather tab at the end. I shortened the back strap and resewed the strap into the tab and have not had any further problems.
Sep 6, 2015
Charles
West Monroe Lo
US
Braces, not Suspenders
Clean, light, and no stretch. Braces have no stretch and don't continually pull up. These look good and stay adjusted.
Aug 22, 2015
Ross Argabrite
Conifer Co
US
Work like a charm
Take a bit more work than modern suspenders, but these look a whole lot better. They appear to be made pretty well so I should be able to enjoy for a long time.
Jun 4, 2015
RamZ
CA
US
Black canvas y back braces
Love'em
Jan 2, 2015
George
Monterey Ca
US
Long Y-Back braces
The Y-back braces are of fine quality. They are long so with pants with a high waistband, the braces do not fit smoothly on the back. I might cut and sew the back of the braces for a smoother fit.
Dec 6, 2014
Charles
West Monroe Lo
US
Average quality, black dye runs
Jun 27, 2014
Cowboy
Clarksburg Md
US

 

#4 Rated Victorian Y-Back Brace
Brown Elastic Y-Back Braces (Long)

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

ITEM 001407

$31.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.69/5.00 stars from 32 reviews

Best suspenders I ever had.
Works perfect with my new Trousers
Feb 9, 2024
Rivers Grove
Orrtanna PA
US
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

 

#5 Rated Victorian Y-Back Brace
Charcoal Elastic Y-Back Braces

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

ITEM 005091

$31.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.80/5.00 stars from 5 reviews

Too long still
Great quality, but too long even the short braces I got. I'm a woman, but pretty tall. Needed to adjust them a bit by sewing.
Dec 15, 2021
Jenia

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

 

#6 Rated Victorian Y-Back Brace
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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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 Victorian Y-Back Brace
Navy Elastic Y-Back Braces

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

ITEM 005094

$31.95

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 3 reviews

They Hold Up
No, truly! I'm enjoying these plenty. The color is nice, the leather looks classy. They're holding up my high-waisted trousers. What more can I ask for?
Oct 28, 2023
Victor Sweeney
Warren MN
US
Great Quality
Great Quality.
Aug 3, 2023
Carlos J
Bronx Ne
US
Navy Y-back Braces
Good quality and the fit was perfect.....very comfortable..
Aug 6, 2020
J. Martin
Liberty Mi
US

 

#8 Rated Victorian Y-Back Brace
Natural Elastic Y-Back Braces (Long)

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

ITEM 001834

$31.95

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Average Rating: 4.88/5.00 stars from 17 reviews

great product
exactly what we were searching for, product arrived quickly and matches description
Dec 30, 2023
Stacy Oliver-Skaggs
Huntsville AL
US
Natural Y-back braces
Exactly what I needed and arrived quickly....THANKS
Oct 28, 2021
Ironbeard
Ca
US
very comfortable
exactly as pictured, very light cream, basically white, but very sturdy and work comfortably on my pants i love em
Oct 15, 2021
Rip Van Winkle
Chandler Ar
US
Suspenders
Timely service good product
Oct 1, 2020
Tim Watkins
Notasulga Al
US
Very nice quality
Perfect for my old west costume, very comfortable.
Mar 15, 2018
Buffalo Creek Mike
Eden NY
US
Fantastic!
Simple and functional! These braces are great! As a circuit rider, I was looking for braces with great quality, but also fairly plain and understated. These are perfect! Exactly what I was looking for!! The leather straps are fantastic and the stitching is top notch! Very comfortable...No issues or complaints whatsoever!
Jan 25, 2018
Nicholas
Hagerstown MD
US
Great braces
These were just what I needed for my Fifth Doctor costume. Thanks for the great product and the fast service.
Apr 9, 2015
Alex
Mauldin SC
US
Great Set of Braces
Good quality and fit. Followed the ordering directions and had no problem.
Mar 1, 2015
LR52
Lawrenceville Ga
US
Well built
No worry about falling britches with these on
Sep 1, 2014
Sledgehammer
Williams Lake Br
CA
Color
Should try to offer these in WHITE other than that they are perfect for what I need.
Jul 19, 2013
Todd
Cleveland TX
US
Natural Elastic Y-Back Braces
They are the perfect complement to my trousers. Thanks
May 17, 2013
Nikki Longo
Lindenhurst NE
US
Finally...
After adding suspender buttons to my trousers, and these suspenders, no more sagging pants, and no more suspender clips slipping off. Thank you!!!
Feb 16, 2013
T. Outen
Waxhaw NC
US
braces
These braces are just what I was looking for, they seem to be fitting the bill just fine.Can't wait for the re-enacting season to begin. Thanks Russ
Jan 10, 2013
Russell W Young Jr
Harrisburg Pa
US
2 Horses
Very pleased with my purchase of Y-back braces. Mailed in good time and I am pleased with the quality.
Dec 14, 2012
Merrill Freed
Lebanon PA
US
Somethin' To Hold Up Yer Britches!
These Y-Back suspenders in the natural color (sort of tan) look great with an authentic pair of Edwardian wool fishback trousers.
Jan 9, 2012
forestranger57
Eugene OR

 

#9 Rated Victorian Y-Back Brace
Burgundy Elastic Y-Back Braces

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

ITEM 005090

$31.95

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 3 reviews

Kinda like what I was expecting.
Been wanting to have a oldy type outfit. This is it for now. I'll be back.
Dec 15, 2023
William Bagley
Tolleson AZ
US
Excellent
Perfect
Aug 29, 2018
George Smith
Ventura CA
US
classic braces
Aug 22, 2014
Nicholas Lamont
Perth We
AU

 

#10 Rated Victorian Y-Back Brace
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: 4.89/5.00 stars from 19 reviews

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
Black Elastic Y-back Suspenders (Short)
My husband is 5' 4" tall and these fit wonderfully.
Aug 3, 2017
Maeona
Yachats Or
US

 

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