|These suspenders are made of webbing and based on the M1909 model. They were designed to help carrying heavy loads on the belt by distributing the weight over the hips and both shoulders. It was also intended to form a haversack with the M1936 bag, where the "D"-shaped rings attach to the 2 straps of the haversack. The suspenders were attached to the belt with 6 hooks and were adjustable in lenght. The most are in OD#3, but some transitional M1936 suspenders were also made. These are OD in color and have padded shoulderstraps (similar to the new M1943 pattern suspenders), but they still have the small D-rings only found at the M1936 pattern. The transitional M1936 suspenders are a rare find though.|
|Standard M1936 suspenders in khaki, made by Hinson in 1942.
|Original and very scarce example of transitional M1936 suspenders in OD. Not the padded shoulderstraps, and small model D-rings. See this pic of a pair used by a paratrooper in southern France, summer 1944. This example is dated 1944.