About

Tyler Farley

Brother, Professional-Amateur Basketball Player

Tori Farley

Sister, Professional-Amateur Yogi

Our Story



Our Story

Tyler Farley

Brother, Professional-Amateur Basketball Player

Tori Farley

Sister, Professional-Amateur Yogi

In early 2019, Tyler became aware of how uncomfortable belts are... just think about it. Looking for an alternative he started shopping for suspenders.

Who is Tyler? (as told by Tori)

  • 20-something, 6'4", he/him
  • Fashion-forward (crazy sneaker-head)
  • City dweller, but weekend warrior (experienced house framer, room painter, tree trimmer, popcorn ceiling remover)
  • Northeastern University (NEU) graduate of the D'amore McKim school of business

Is this starting to read like a dating profile?

Okay, back to the suspenders. He quickly grew disheartened at the options available. TLDR: He needed suspenders that could hold-up to daily wear and look good with jeans or chinos.

Tyler started researching manufacturing and had samples made in New York City from the highest quality elastic and the strongest clips and adjusters. Tyler wore the samples. Friends and friends of friends liked the samples and wanted their own.

Enter Tori.

Who is Tori? (as told by Tyler)

  • Older 20-something, 5'4", she/her
  • Marketing/Business/Analytics nerd
  • City dweller, but outdoor activity enthusiast (snowboarding, hiking, yak boarding)
  • Big fan of dogs (has two)
  • Also an NEU grad

Tori joined Tyler, and together they launched the business on Kickstarter. They raised 64% of their $10K Kickstarter goal on day one with a launch party at Pressed Juicery on Boston's infamous Newbury St.

Who is Better Than Belts?

We're a sibling-run brand with high standards and a competitive streak. We don't compromise on quality or comfort. We are here to make the best suspenders in the world and have some fun in the process.

What does Better Than Belts care about?

  • Made in USA goods: Supporting as much US manufacturing as we can
  • Sustainability: We believe the most sustainable goods are the ones you don't have to replace. We also value organic materials, fair trade manufacturing, and simple/recycled packaging.
  • Quality: We only make things worth buying and we're tough to please.
  • Our Customers: Customer feedback is why we're still here. Have something to say? Email: hello@betterthanbelts.com

Follow us on Instagram @BetterThanBelts to join us on the journey.

As seen in The Boston Globe