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 Honorable 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.
For nearly 200 years now, Albert Thurston has continued the tradition of British craftsmanship. Only the finest materials are used to create their braces. Available at Beckett & Robb in an array of colors and two widths.