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Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by LuckyLighter, Nov 19, 2004.
I also like this kind of 'runner end'
Me too. Bought another pair like this on the fleamarket last week. Do you know if this is an continental european thing? A friend asked on facebook because he never finds them.
Exactly. I wouldn't pay it any mind. TBH, I don't think there ever was a particularly "formal" variety of braces; indeed, in any actually formal situation, they should never be seen, so to have a "formal" variety would seem somewhat pointless, like formal men's underwear. If you want some thing that appears a bit more relaxed, I suppose something of a more utilitarian construction, like biker braces, might do the job. In terms of comfort, I can't honestly say I've never noticed any difference between (or, indeed, any discomfort with) different types of braces, but then I'm rarely in a car at all, let alone driving one.
Nyah, if you have a look on the other 'Braces and Suspenders' thread (which this thread really needs to be merged with) you'll see many examples of other brace styles....
I don't know, but I find them in Germany.
Here are some other models from France
braces by CH Guyot, circa late teens-early 20s. the ends are elastic, the straps are non-elastic:
here's a 1907 ad:
the style seems to have remained pretty much unchanged from 1900 - early 1920s so dating them accurately is tricky.
Thanks. Yes, Dinerman provided some great scans. Of course.
Bartenders, Please merge?
I was watching a PBS series last night that had a gentleman wearing Y back braces, that had a length adjuster on the single leg of the Y. Has anyone seen these before? They were modern, not vintage braces.
Lovely braces.... maybe I should start stocking this colour too!!
I'm not sure if we are supposed to post questions in here, but I have a question related to suspenders. Back in the 1930's/1940's, did they make clip-on suspenders? I have read that clip-on suspenders were invented in the late 1800's, but I have yet to see vintage suspenders with clips.
no idea Retro Spectator, but it's a good question
Somewhere on the Lounge, possibly in this very thread, someone posted 1920s/1930s magazine ads that included clip-on braces.
Here are some from the late '30s. They go back further than that.
thank you Dinerman
How do you search for non-runner-end suspenders? Nearly everything I find happen to be runner-end. The one current production suspender I can find that has the ends I'm looking for, Welch brand, gets bad reviews on Amazon.
Nyah, you might check here: http://www.fogeyunlimited.co.uk/acatalog/Braces_Suspenders.html. Look towards the bottom of the list of braces, they have the fixed end braces.
I've seen "runner end" used to describe any braces that aren't clip-ons, more often than I've seen it used to mean specifically runner-ended braces.
Anyhoo, British Braces sells some of those Sophos Braces a LOT cheaper than Fogey:
Their helpfully named "Runner end braces" section lists many non-runner end braces:
This question may very well be stupid, but are you supposed to match suspenders to your shoes like a belt? I currently wear a pair of khaki/brown suspenders, and I wear brown/bugundy shoes, and khaki/brown slacks. However, since there are thousands of black and white spectator shoes on the market, and sadly only a few brown and white spectator shoes on the market, I was wondering if I needed a new pair of suspenders to wear with black shoes. If I did, I would probably just stick to brown shoes, as I don't think black really matches much of the rest of my outfits.
Suspenders can be any colour you like (although I do have reservations about black suspenders with an outfit where everything else is lighter). I have some suspenders with blue-coloured, with grey-coloured, and with yellow-coloured leather fittings, and I certainly don't have any blue or yellow shoes to wear them with.
I try to match the leather attachment ears to my shoes, which is only a problem when I wear burgundy shoes. I don't wear patterned suspenders with a patterned shirt and I do try to coordinate the colors. Of course if I am not taking my jacket off it doesn't matter as much.