Braces

Albert Thurston

Established 1820

Founded in 1820, Albert Thurston opened his shop at 27 Panton Street, Haymarket, London, selling and producing his now iconic braces and suspenders. Over the next 2 centuries, Thurston’s braces and suspenders were sported by heads of state and successful businessmen across the world.

Trivia:
* 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.
* in modern times, Thurston attire has featured in many Hollywood films, including Wall Street (1987) with Michael Douglas as Gordon Gekko.

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