Original Suspender Width?

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by jswindle2, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. jswindle2

    jswindle2 One of the Regulars

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    I know the answer to this question is somewhere on here but I have yet to find it,so here goes. What was the standard width of braces between the 20's and 50's? Was there a standard size or did they depend on the garment?Is there a company that sells the original size?
    I order the 1 1/2 inch widths from beltoutlet.com. Would these look strange on vintage stuff or does it matter?
    Just curious
    Jerry
     
  2. Tomasso

    Tomasso Incurably Addicted

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    I don't think there is or ever was a standard width but if you really must know you could direct your query to Albert Thurston (contact@albertthurston.com) who have been making braces for prit near two centuries. The owner,whose family started the biz, will respond in short order.
     
  3. Nick D

    Nick D Call Me a Cab

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    And Albert Thurston braces are W-I-D-E. I'd guess anywhere between 1" and 2" would be normal.
     
  4. jswindle2

    jswindle2 One of the Regulars

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    That answers my query...

    Tomasso, I sensed a hint of sarcasm in your reply. I dont't have to know. I just did'nt want to buy braces that make me look like a clown.
    Thank you for the link though. They look like quality made suspenders.
    Jerry
     
  5. avedwards

    avedwards Call Me a Cab

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    I'm not an expert on braces, but from what it appears to be in b/w films from the era 1-2 inches would have been about right. Towards the late 50s and 60s braces would have become narrower, the same way hat brims, ties and lapels did; though braces would have become increasingly rare anyway except perhaps on older more conservatively dressed people.
     
  6. Big_e

    Big_e Practically Family

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    Didn't seem sarcastic to me.[huh] Tomasso is real direct at helping and giving information when he can. Pretty reliable fella' he is.
    Ernest
     
  7. jswindle2

    jswindle2 One of the Regulars

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    I was a little out of it

    Yea Big E, I read the post before I had my morning coffee and I guess my fuse is a little short that time of day. His post was helpful and I realize he had no ill intent.
    Jerry
     

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