Civilian Braces (Suspenders) by Wambaugh, White & Co.
Made from layered cotton shirting, and with machine sewn edges done
with an antique chain-stitch sewing machine, with hand sewn buttonholes
and hand made leather end tabs in a split riser configuration. All the
hand work in these is done with Wambaugh, White & Company's superb German linen thread, and is
very durable. These are perfect "field suspenders" and will withstand
the rigors of the campaign. These excellent reproductions are available
in a wide variety of colors and are a steal at $39.95 a set!
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."