These were the standard combat suspenders used by German troops during Early stages of WWII. There were a few variations of Y-straps issued these were among the first during the war. Earlier versions would have aluminum hardware as opposed to steel. The adjustment method for the auxiliary straps used for these has a stud, later in the war they were changed to a buckle that slid up and down and some stitching was simplified. Even though they simplified later versions these continued to be used until the end of the war. Hardware, size and types of leather also varied depending on the manufacturer.
Our Y-straps are reproduced using original examples and feature quality rough out dyed leather and the proper hardware.