This camera strap is the result of a project between Tender and Morten Kristensen’s For Holding Up The Trousers. Morten’s been a friend for a number of years, and makes his brand of suspenders and belts by hand at his workbench in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Hand sewn by Morten with waxed linen thread, the tab sections are hand cut from Swedish vegetable-tanned leather, separated with a length of cotton bound elastic, woven in England. The tabs are fastened with Tender’s jeans buttons, lost wax-cast from solid brass in England, and attach to any camera with strap fittings via brass plated steel split rings. The strap can be fully adjusted with solid cast brass separators, and the elastic allows it to stretch slightly for comfort, while still being firm enough to support a camera.
The tabs are double branded with the Plautus face button and For Holding Up The Trousers’ 3715 brand. This was the number of the old pig farm where Morten grew up, and he found the spiked branding iron in an outbuilding.