Australian Made Braces
Our braces are handcrafted in Australia using the finest elastics sourced from Belgium. We offer a multitude of plain colours or fancy patterns, with new released several times a year, so be sure to check in to see what is new.
Clip replacement service
More often than not, the elastic on our braces will outlast its' clips. At Buckle | 1922 we are all about being sustainable, and we also stand by our product. We offer a free clip replacement service for the life of our braces. Simply contact us if you would like to replace your clips (and/or adjusters). You will be provided with instructions on how to return back your braces. This service is only available on our braces and takes on average 5-10 working days. Read more about this service here.
X-back vs Y-back
Our braces are available in X-back and Y-back variants. This relates to the shape of the back of braces when worn. Although it is a personal preference as to which type of back will suit you best, if you require additional support and comfort from your braces, we recommend selecting X-back. Please note that X-back braces are available in 25mm and 35mm widths, whereas Y-back braces are available in 35mm width only.
Leather ends vs Nickel clips
Our braces come in two end finishes - leather ends and nickel clips. Leather ends or otherwise known as "button on braces", fit to buttons sewn on the waist band of men's pants. Nickel clips are our standard end and feature a pressed nickel clip that clamps onto the pants. These clips feature plastic 'teeth' which means that they do not damage or mark pants. Both styles feature nickel adjusters which allow you to fit your braces perfectly.
Our braces come in two widths being 25mm and 35mm. If you require additional support and stability from your braces we recommend selecting the wider style.
Why own more than one pair of braces?
If you elect to own a pair of braces that feature nickel clips, we highly recommend that you invest in a few pairs - one for each type of pants that you wear. Nickel clips have what we call "memory". Over prolonged wear, the clips will stretch to the thickness of the fabric on the pant's waist band. This can become problematic, especially if they are worn one day on a pair of thick jeans and then another day on a thinner pair of slacks.Commonly known as “suspenders” in the United States, our premium Australian-made Braces have become a staple addition to every modern gentleman's wardrobe. Pop culture and movies have made braces an icon of an era - some may instantly think of Wall Street in the 1980s: suspenders worn by stockbrokers and investment bankers in monochrome pin-stripe power suits with thick ties and pocket squares, matched with a white, contrast-collared business shirt. But the history of the classic, noble braces - the original support of men’s trousers - stretches far beyond the 20th century. For a contemporary take on an iconic classic, browse Buckle | 1922’s diverse range of styles of premium Australian-made braces.
With a modern history going back to the haberdashery industry of 1820s London, way before the introduction of the modern belt designed for the men of World War I, the famous quote by Mark Twain “Clothes make the man…naked people have little or no influence on society” creatively captures the proper, upstanding style of the time - a sophisticated aesthetic which our Australian-made braces and suspenders can add to your everyday apparel. Interestingly, it was a young Mark Twain who first patented the modern braces in the United States in 1871 as “Adjustable and Detachable Straps for Garments”, giving rise to its popularity as an undergarment in the years to come.
Recent times have seen a resurgence of early 20th-century culture - with slicked-back combover haircuts, moustaches, fedoras, and speakeasy-themed bars becoming a mainstay in the gentrified suburbs of every major city. Along with this resurgence of old-world culture comes the classic men’s braces - an iconic, eye-catching men’s statement piece which can be dressed up flawlessly with a smart suit and tie ensemble.
Buckle | 1922’s Australian-made braces collection comes in a variety of colours, patterns, and styles. Our braces are handcrafted in Australia using the finest elastics sourced from Belgium. We offer a multitude of plain colours or fancy patterns that can be fitted with leather ends or nickel clips. Braces are available in X-back and Y-Back, as well as two widths (25mm and 35mm), helping you to choose your own mode of stability and comfort. Shop our online store today for Australian-made braces to compliment your next outfit.