How about getting some suspenders made for the club store?
Until they do, this is a great place to buy vintage looking items. Very reasonable also.
I have no financial interest in the store, but have purchased items from them.
Bob, going on their prices, it makes better economical sense to buy a pair of bib overalls. No need for suspenders then.
Allan from down under.
please have them MADE in the U.S.A. !!
Model T suspenders are here: (Scroll down) http://modeltfordclubinternationalinc.mysimplestore.com/
Howcum it's hard to find button on suspenders these days? All I see for sale are the clip on ones.
Just a guess, but maybe it's hard to find pants with suspender buttons on them? (Or a woman who knows how to sew on a button? Now I'm in trouble...)
Not much on suspenders, they tend to ride to the sides because of the bulge I have in front.
However , I do wear, as does Steve Jelf, Ivy , Newsboy, Gatsby hats. Anybody else on here wear them? What other hats besides ball caps?
Yeah, I often wear sport/newsboy type caps when I am around antique cars, whether on a tour, driving myself, or at a swap meet. On tours I prefer a straw hat. Suspenders only with my antique suits.
I were newsboy, gatsby, and porkpie hats. No ball caps for me.
I usually wear a newsboy cap when driving the T. I also have a boater hat (also called a skimmer), but I'm afraid it would blow off while driving.
FWIW Found a black hat on the net, it's a Betty Boobps, and it accepts a "wings" patch very nicely. Also found a brown one, same style. The black one goes good with my pinstripe shirt(with sleeve garters) and black pants w/suspenders. (clip on type). Black belt with a brass cast Ford "oval" buckle. (I haven't found anyone who will make a Ford "wings" brass buckle.) Very effective "get-up" for car shows & parades.
I have a 14 Touring, 90% original.
Getting all costumed up can get expensive, but I've learned, thorough my Spectators and Funny Hats exercise, where to get accessorized on the cheap.
First stop is Party City, or, if you don't have one such store in your neighborhood, go to partycity.com. They have all kinds of cool stuff from stick-on, handlebar mustaches for as little as ten for $2.49, to flapper headbands with feathers and long strings of fake pearls, to cigarette-holders and bow-ties and shoe spats, all for very, very cheap prices.
Now, real linen dusters are kind of expensive, but an extra-long, white lab coat will run you less than $20 and who will know the difference? Get that here:
The hat that goes with the lab coat/duster will be a white Greek Fisherman's Cap. You can get them for as little as $21 on amazon.com. Remove the braided cord from the hat and add to it this pair of ridiculously cheap costume goggles:
http://shop.wwe.com/becky-lynch-steampunk-goggles/W09653.html?utm_source=google& utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=&utm_campaign=Shopping%3A+Product+Listing+Ads+-+G&mkwid= sDVuaAChu&pcrid=176247864191&pkw=&placement=&pmt=&gclid=CPfC9en8xdICFUeHswod60AG sA
All other costume accessories, including odd things like deerskin gauntlets, can be had, for a price, at historicalemporium.com. That'll be your last stop because theirs will be the most expensive version of anything you'll need to buy. On the other hand, their quality is beyond excellent and I bought a really swell derby hat from them.
Unfortunately, most straw hats manufactured today either have too tall a crown or too small a brim to look turn-of-the-century authentic, and that includes the two models available through Gentleman's Emporium/Historical Emporium (same establishment). A really good straw hat with correct proportions would be the holy grail of Model T costuming.
LOL. I entered this thread thinking you were talking about a different kind of suspender. Jim Patrick
I use that kind of suspender around my waistline. Works good. Very trimming. The hole allows navel access.
Suspenders at Dixie Gun Works
MC6932 "Y" Back Suspenders $14.25
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Elastic suspenders or “braces” as the old timers used to call them are just what you need to finish out that Western outfit. Available in tan or black with metal clips for size adjustment. Equipped with leather tabs for attaching to the buttons on your “britches.” Made 3” longer in front for our “Pot Belly” friends.