Our Story

In early 2019, Tyler was chronically ill dealing with huge swings in weight, muscle soreness, and fatigue. He was young, tall (6’3”), fashionable, and a HUGE sneaker-head.

His pants no longer fit. Belts were painful. Hard pants were uncomfortable and often worn unbuttoned, if at all.

His Dad suggested he try suspenders for their comfort and adjustability. They searched and they searched, but they couldn’t find an option that would be both strong and comfortable enough for daily wear, while being fashionable enough for a 20 year-old to wear casually. 

Tyler was disheartened at the options available. He didn't want the typical formal-wear or halloween costume suspenders. So, with the help of his sister, he decided to make his own.

"We are here to make the best suspenders in the world and have some fun in the process"
-Tyler Farley, Better Than Belts Founder

After months and months of research, the first samples were made in New York City from the highest quality elastic and the strongest clips and adjusters. Tyler wore the samples. Friends liked the samples and wanted their own.

Better Than Belts officially launched on Kickstarter, raising 64% of their Kickstarter goal on day one. Friends and family celebrated with a launch party at Pressed Juicery on Boston's infamous Newbury Street. People in the street celebrated by throwing away their belts.


"We only make things worth buying and we're tough to please." -Tyler Farley, Better Than Belts Founder

Since then, Better Than Belts has sold thousands of suspenders and earned their  customers loyalty by not compromising on quality, comfort, or design. They manufacture in New York and care about supporting as much US manufacturing as they can.

Have something to say? Customer feedback is why we're still here. Please email Tyler at: Tyler@betterthanbelts.com 

As seen in The Boston Globe