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.
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 gentlemens’ 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.
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!!
Try on anything you wish and don't forget to pay before you leave!!. Pip pip
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