October 25, 2015

Levi's suspenders/braces á la 1960's

Button-End, Y-Back Suspenders
photo by Styrous®

This is a vintage, late 60's or early 70's, leather button-end and Y-back suspender or braces made by Levi Strauss & Co.   

Button-End, Y-Back Suspenders
photo by Styrous®

Levi Strauss (/ˌlv ˈstrs/, was born Löb Strauß, German: [løːp ˈʃtʁaʊs]; on February 26, 1829. He was a German-American businessman of German Jewish descent who founded the first company to manufacture blue jeans. His firm, Levi Strauss & Co., began in 1853 in San Francisco, California.   

Strauss died on September 26, 1902, in San Francisco at the age of 73. He never married, so he left the business to his four nephews, Jacob, Sigmund, Louis, and Abraham Stern, the sons of his sister Fanny and her husband David Stern. Levi's fortune was estimated to be around 6 million dollars (about $164 million in 2014 dollars). He was buried in Colma, California.     

Levi Strauss & Co suspenders
leather Y-Back
photo by Styrous®

I actually only wore these suspenders a total of four or five times, if even that many, so, they are still in perfect condition.  

Levi Strauss & Co susp
photo by Styrous®

the Levi Strauss & Co suspenders are for sale on eBay    

Styrous® ~ Sunday, October 25, 2015

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