All about the innovative
products made by the Holdup Suspender Company and sold online or
through 2200 retail shops nationwide.
The #1 USA manufacturer of men's and
women's clip-on suspenders
"The Suspender KINGS"
... Larry King (City Lights Double-Up) and Sal Herman (Black
Leather Straps) ... show off their Designer
Holdups, which can
be purchased here... We have USA made brown and black
braided and Belt strap style leather suspender braces that
sell for $64.95. See and purchase all of Larry King's Favorite Holdup
Suspenders on the official
Larry King Holdup
DETROIT, MI –HoldUp
Larry King is a perfect spokesman for its product, as
the 80-year-old veteran broadcaster claims to own more
than 150 pairs of suspenders.
His image will be used in a variety of print and and
online advertising for the Southfield-based company,
which sells the mancessory wholesale and
over the web and at independent men’s stores in all 50
"Wearing a pair of suspenders has long been a part of my
life and style," Kingsaid
in a release on his official Holdup Suspender Company
endorsement page featuring some of Larry's favorite
Holdups. "I look forward to partnering with the Holdup
Suspender Company to bring additional awareness of their
unique and innovative product lines and why suspenders
should become a part of every man's wardrobe."
HoldUp Suspender Company was founded in Southfield by
Sal Herman in 1996. It carries more than 250 kinds of
suspenders, including ones that are traditional,
fashionable, geared for maternity and work-grade heavy
“Larry King is practically synonymous with suspenders,
so we couldn’t be more pleased that he has agreed to
endorse Holdup’s products,” Herman said in a release.
“We’ve long referenced King as a suspenders icon, so to
now have him officially associated with Holdup Suspender
Company is both exciting and validating.”
(Southfield, MI notice of US
patent approval- 1990) -- Creating a suspender that actually did what it was supposed to
do became an obsession with Sal Herman. Only after he got a patent for a new
snap-on suspender clip did he learn that his design was the first major update to this
very common menswear item in more than a century. Click to see our
detailed patent page.
Did you know that thousands, perhaps even millions of men have a tangle of slightly
worn suspenders tucked away somewhere because the clips won't hold? One industry
source says more than three million pairs of suspenders are sold each year. Unfortunately
most of these don't last long. The clips give out quickly and the wearer must bend them
frequently with pliers, or consign them to a junk pile.
How often do the
competitive brands, used by most tuxedo rental firms, hold up to just one day's wear and
"The Suspender KINGS"...
Larry King (City Lights Double-Up) and Sal Herman (Black Leather Straps) ...
show off their Designer
can be purchased here...
We have USA made brown and black braided and Belt strap style leather
suspender braces that sell for $64.95. See all of Larry King's Favorite
Holdup Suspenders on theLarry
King Holdup Suspender page.
For the consumer, the No-Slip Suspender Clip
means a guarantee of no more slipping, or bending clips, or worse yet, throwing
away a perfectly good pair of suspenders. The patented design is based on one distinct difference - the addition
of a center pin that works like a needle to lock into the waistband without cutting or
tearing the fabric. The result, Herman says, is a clip that absolutely cannot slip
-slide or fly off your pants. For workers, sportsmen, or
the casual wearer who rely on suspenders, the No-Slip suspender eliminates the
annoying problem of clips that slip constantly from the slightest twist or pressure. The No-Slip
also eliminates the need to "fix" the clips by bending them with pliers. We now
have the original patented "finger clip" in a heavy duty JUMBO clip line. These
are for our NEW -2x4- Outdoorsman and Contactor series suspenders with 2" wide straps
and extra holding power no matter the load.
Herman believes his new suspenders will grab hold of
the public as well as they hold onto a pair of pants. Speaking of pants. Holdup Suspenders
has introduced a trademarked designer blue
jean line called Sloops, which are specifically designed for
suspender wearers. The Perfect Equation in Fashion will be Sloops™ jeans and
slacks worn with our new Double-Ups button-on style suspenders. Once you try
them on there's no letting go. Anyone interested in the Hold Up Suspender Co.
story can contact Sal Herman, our president, at (800) 700-4515.
We now have a new patented clip used in all our
suspender lines. Take a look at our traditional dual clip "button-on" looking Double-Ups line
. The new
clips feature smoother edges and more angled clip cam to prevent accidental opening when
sitting down on chairs and car seats. We are the world leader in suspenders on selection,
satisfaction and service. Enjoy your visit to Holdup.com and tell some friends about our
company and products.
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For years, suspender wearers had to contend with clip-on
suspenders that kept slipping off their pants. Many wearers attempted to bend the metal clips to improve the
gripping power, but this quick fix seldom worked. Driven by the frustration of inefficient
clips that constantly let go, Sal Herman revolutionized suspenders with the introduction
of his patented no-slip suspender clip. The clip features a single, needle sharp pin
in the center of the clasp,which pierces and locks into the pant waistband, without
cutting, freying or damaging the fabric. This simple solution launched a rebirth in demand
for this alternative to the binding, uncomfortable, and often inability to holdup men's
pant using belts. The Holdup Suspender story adds something new to the 200 year old
history of men wearing suspenders.
Over the decades,suspenders maintained a hold in the full
spectrum of the clothing accessoty world. First, they provided the comfort of wearing
looser pants, so as not to contend with wearing a tight, restrictive belt (which did not
necessarily hold up their pants anyway). Secondly, they added elegance to business and formal attire. Most attempts to
bring them into the mainstream have failed, because traditional suspender clips did not
have the gripping power to keep them in place and prevent them from slipping off the
In 1996, Herman and his wife Judee began the Hold-Up Suspender
Company. Using the patented no-slip clip, they designed and marketed a variety of
suspenders which included styles and fabrics for work, sports, casual, dress and formal
wear. In 2002, they introduced an improved new slant-faced no-slip clip. This clip
minimizes the flip-open problem that occasionally occurs when sliding against the back of
Double-Up style suspender,
also introduced in 2002, has the traditional aesthetic look of button-on
braces, with the ease of their clips to instantly attach them to your
pants. The Sloops line of blue jeans was
added to the Holdup product lines in 2004. Sloops are a belt loop-less 5 pocket blue jean,
designed to compliment and fit the physique of the typical suspender wearer ~ no hips, no
In 2007, due to many requests from their loyal customers, Herman
created HANG-UPs...the suspender hanger that quickly and easily organizes and stores
suspenders. The innovative trademarked and patented self-centering design of HANG-UPs
suspender holder balances and displays suspenders so each one is readily
spotted. All your Suspender collection are easily attached and removed
from the curved brass rod. It is made in the USA of beautiful hardwood
and brass. Hold-Ups complete line is available in all 50 states at over
2300 stores, on the Internet
www.holdup.com ... and via mail order. Phone to order at
700-4515. or request a free 32-page color catalog .
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