Fogey Unlimited is proud to supply Albert Thurston Traditional Boxcloth Braces
Boxcloth,sometimes called ‘buckskin’, was the ultimate fabric for keeping out the cold in the 19th century. Since then it has continued to be woven in Yorkshire, then finished by being shrunk to half it’s original width, which tightens up the cloth allowing it also to be used for making the ultimate classic brace, and these are they.
Over 180 years of traditional British craftsmanship
In 1820, five years before Nelsons Column was built (to celebrate his life and death on the 21st October 1805 at the battle of Trafalgar) braces and suspenders were first made and sold by Albert Thurston from his emporium at 27 Panton Street, Haymarket, London. If you want to know whether any of your ancestors fought on the British side at Trafalgar
Thirty one years later, in 1851, the nation celebrated the Victorian era, when the Great Exhibition was held in Hyde Park. Albert Thurston received an Honourable Mention for the excellent standard of their products.
By now, Albert Thurston had become a by-word for quality in gentlemen’s’ accessories, and their braces and suspenders were destined to be sported by kings, princes, presidents and successful businessmen across the world over the next 2 centuries.
Into the twentieth century, Thurston’s reputation for quality and style has continued to grow.When asked for his reaction to the outbreak of war in 1939, actor Sir Ralph Richardson replied that he had gone straight to his tailor on Savile Row and purchased half a dozen pairs of Thurston braces in case they might be in short supply.
These are the “Rolls Royce” of braces and are manufactured by the oldest brace manufacturer in the world, Albert Thurston
Albert Thurston braces are the world’s most exclusive and comfortable braces. Worn by:- Kings, Presidents, Princes, Prime Ministers, Business Stars, Film Stars; Michael Douglas in ‘Wall St’ Steve Martin in ‘Leap of Faith’ and many more…
A pair of trousers just simply should not be worn if not supported by ones braces. These will look spiffing with your formal suit and splendid with a pair of flannels and blazer…
Make: Albert Thurston
Material: Boxcloth, Leather “runners” and polished brass adjusters.
Colour: Black with White hand sewn goatskin Runners and elastic back piece
Width: 1.5 inches
Condition: pre loved . immaculate
Size: SMALL. Suit a wonderfully high waisted pair of trousers
PLEASE NOTE: Fogey Unlimited Boxcloth Braces have the more traditional hand sew GOATSKIN WHITE runners which are the higher quality and softer than the standard black leather runners available elsewhere….
Welcome. Step back to a time when a Gentleman knew how to dress. Be it a pair of braces, Sock Suspenders, A tweed Shooting suit, or indeed a Trilby or Bowler fear not...
Many items we have are very difficult to source nowadays. We specialise in Braces, sock suspenders, waistcoats, traditional underwear, stiff collars etc. Just about anything not found on the modern "yoof"!! Step inside and have a nice cup of tea!!
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