Suspenders (Braces) 2 Prong Adjustable
period correct suspenders are adjustable, made of light-weight cotton
webbing with 1860s-style two prong buckles for adjusting. The leather
double-long front suspender button tabs, which are historically
accurate, provide extra strength with single tabs in back. 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."
Civil War era rare photo of a man in his 'underwear' (braces). Note the 'double long' leather ends.