Is size important?
The braces we sell online are all Multi fit which is 46" (115 cm). These can be adjusted with the levers. Please note your brace size it is more to do with how high the waistband of your trousers come rather than your overall height. Please email email@example.com if you require further assistance.
Shipping and Holidays
All our braces are made to order for you and not sent from stock -it can take a few days for us to process and manufacture your order ready for dispatch especially in the run-up to Christmas!
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE CANNOT GUARANTEE DATE OF ARRIVAL OF YOUR BRACES ORDER
We use Royal Mail postal services. When shipping outside the UK goods go by air post which is a non- trackable service and we do not offer a faster or trackable alternative due to the costs and special paperwork required for many countries. If you are living in the US you should expect a 7 to 10 working days transit time-(source Royal Mail.) We are not responsible for any delay in the hands of the postal services and we cannot make a claim with The Royal Mail until 25 working days have elapsed-please do contact us if you have not received your purchase within 1 month.
Whilst every effort is made to ensure you receive your made to order braces as fast as possible-we CANNOT GUARANTEE delivery in a certain timeframe.
Why no catgut?
Firstly cats never came into it, but for those who recall the ‘Gut End’ braces of the past may be interested in a potted history. Prior to the 1970’s most ‘Gut End’ braces had the actual gut covered with white gloving leather, but due to the difficulty of obtaining hand stitchers this was gradually phased out. The gut itself was obtained from specialist manufacturers whose main market was the long line fishing industry, but then along came nylon monofilament…so that was that, no more gut.
We have found a modern alternative material which we are covering with white gloving leather, so effectively we have gone back to a product very similar to that which we made in the past. The button holes are still hand stitched and the quality remains unsurpassed.
Can I buy in Pounds Sterling or Euros?
Of course. When you go to 'Checkout’ you automatically get transferred to our payment partner WorldPay. Their site is encrypted to ensure the security of your transaction and guarantee your purchase. They give you the option to pay in the currency of your choice at today’s exchange rate.
News for Brace Spotters.
If you are lucky enough to get tickets for the West End production of Wicked you should see plenty of our braces treading the boards - we have made many pairs for this fabulous production.
James Bond is of course wearing our white moire braid ends in Casino Royale, and you can own an identical pair by ordering them from our Evening Wear section.
Thurston have made various braces to be worn in the movies over the years, and some of the more recent ones were for ‘Valkyrie’ starring Tom Cruise as Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg who was the leader of the plot to kill Adolf Hitler