Helsingin Olkain button braces
High quality button braces, made in Finland! Better start sewing on buttons on your trousers if they don't have them already, as only barbarians, men of low moral fibre and the Finnish army uses clip-on braces!
These have the whole package:
- Classic Y-form, does not slip off even if you fail to have wide shoulders.
- Button-on fastening, will fit every button width thanks to the traditional "free floating" design.
- The adjustments won't slip by themselves and the workmanship is excellent overall.
- Last but not least, these are made in Finland, which means by buying these, you not only support us, but an old local brace-maker. So, no profit for shady foreigners, except Belgians who supply the materials.
The sizes mean the maximum distance between the leather end pieces from the back to the front. So, measure your size with a measuring tape drawn from the back of the waist, over the shoulder, down to the front. Very simple.
If you plan on purchasing a pair of trousers from us along with the suspenders and naturally don't know the how high the waist will be, you can pretty safely use one finger width down from the belly button as the indicator.
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Tanel K. 24.01.2018
Super-super comfortable! I really am going to sew on buttons on all my trousers now.
Adam R. 02.01.2019
Veeti R. 03.01.2019
Denis S. 01.02.2019
Not only they are of good manufacture, not only is the price real good (for Europe) but it's also a rare brand to offer a choice in length (110cm/120cm/130cm) as most other brands aren't designed for low (hip) hanging jeans.
These are also a great introduction to the world of suspenders as they stretch enough to make the sitting/standing transition easier. The classic expensive models using silk sure look fancier (eg: Trafalgar or Brooks Brothers) but they won't stretch as much when you sit up/down, giving you constant pain in the shoulders at the end of the day. The Helsingin Olkain are a breeze to adjust and the elastic band will stretch enough to fit you but without deteriorating either.
So if you live in Europe you will find that these are very affordable and well made compared to the rest, as we have few suspenders brands left.
Rolf J. 14.03.2019
Atte R. 20.03.2019
Bjornar M. 16.06.2019
Peetu H. 20.08.2019
Kalle L. 03.10.2019
John K. 06.01.2017
Jaakko L. 19.05.2017 (Edited 13.06.2017)