The History of Suspenders

History of Suspenders: The first suspenders can be traced to 18th century France, where they were basically strips of ribbon attached to the buttonholes of trousers. Benjamin Franklin is said to have worn them. Suspenders were considered an undergarment never to be seen in public. In fact, visible suspenders were considered risqué as recently as 1938, when a town in Long Island, NY tried to ban gentlemen from wearing them without a coat, calling it “sartorial indecency.” The ban was later overturned after residents complained. In the early 1820s, British designer Albert Thurston began to manufacture the first known modern day suspenders (known as “braces” in Britain). One of the first U.S. patents for suspenders was issued in 1871, to Samuel Clemens (better known as Mark Twain). In 1894, metal clasps were invented so the suspender could be clipped rather than buttoned, as it was commonly done at that time.

TaylordBlu suspenders are hand-made from top quality 100% tubed-silk or elastic in Brooklyn, NY. These Y-back style suspenders, have a leather crosspatch with nickel fittings and button-tab brace. You can customize each pair of suspenders to fit your taste by using different silk patterns, colors and hardware with leather end button brace, that are extremely useful in any outfit where neat arrangement is essential.

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