Our period correct suspenders are adjustable, made of light-weight canvas webbing with the Y-. Uses two brown leather attachments on the front, leather tab on the cross at the back and a single leather tab in the back. These are “Y” back suspenders. Made in U.S.A.
Charles Goodyear wrote about braces in his 1855 book, Gum Elastic and It’s Varieties: “This (suspenders) is one of those articles with which fashion has so much to do, and the choice among the different kinds depends so much upon the fancy of the wearer, as well as upon the real utility of the article, that it may be considered presumptuous in anyone to assert absolutely what kind is best.”