Here is a Great Pair of 1866 Design 1 1/2" Wide Trouser or Pant Braces / Suspenders made from Top Grain Floral Carved / Tooled Leather with your choice of either one or two Derringer Holsters . We offer these Fantastic 1866 Floral Carved Design Derringer Holster(s) Suspenders in your Color Choice from Black, Brown or Cordovan as you select from the Drop Down Choices below. These Suspenders are available in a one size its all configuration and we allow plenty of material for even those of you who are big and tall. These Great Floral Carved Derringer Suspenders feature an elastic Y-back leather piece allows for a more comfortable fit, Suspenders hook on to the trouser buttons using leather mustache attachment loops.
There have been several precursors to suspenders throughout the past 300 years, but the modern type were first invented in 1822 by Albert Thurston and were once almost universally worn due to the high cut of mid-nineteenth and early twentieth century trousers, a cut that made a belt impractical. After losing popularity during World War I as men became accustomed to uniform belts, suspenders were still standard throughout the 1920s.
Because of their image as underwear, men switched to belts during the 1930s as the waistcoats which had hidden braces became worn less. This also signaled the switch of position of the buttons from the outside of the waistband to the inside. Though the return of fuller-cut trousers in the 1940s revived braces, they did not dominate over belts again to the same extent
The trousers for suspenders have buttons for attaching the tabs, either on the outside (traditionally) or on the inside of the waistband, which does not have belt loops. Such trousers might also have a high back in the fishtail shape, though this is not so common now, this shape has an additional adjuster strap at the back as well as the two side adjusters placed on most belt-less trousers.