Originally Posted by whoopee
I've found buying from their website (www.albertthurston.com
) the easiest method to procure Thurston braces, which are top notch.
You know, I've picked up a couple of pairs of thurston suspenders from STP, and found that while the patterns are terrific, the ends, if they're leather, are certainly some sort of corrected-grain or plasticized variety (brooks brothers braces have better-quality ends); and that the elastic at the back seems to deteriorate alarmingly fast. I suppose it's possible that they're from some sort of diffusion line, but the boxes said Albert Thurston, and STP listed the retail price at $80 $90, so that doesn't seem overwhelmingly likely.
Anyway, just to say I've been a little disappointed with the construction quality of the AT suspenders I've picked up. I probably wouldn't rush out to buy more sight-unseen.