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Suspenders Question

edubs01

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So I am thinking of ordering a pair of Albert Thurston suspenders.
If I am only 5'6 would a Medium be recomended?
Also if purchased directly do they send buttons to sew into the pants?

I was reading through past threads and saw peeps mention something about extra material hanging, what exactly are they referring to?

Thx in advance.
 

KObalto

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Yes, you should order medium. No, they don't come with buttons.
 

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Originally Posted by edubs01
Where can I purchase the buttons?

ask your tailor to sew them in. not that expensive at all...
 

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Medium should be fine, and yes they do come with buttons.

In fact, I've never experienced not getting buttons in thurston braces. It's a small plastic bag included in the box containing six black buttons for sewing into the trousers. I've recently ordered a pair of barathea braces from thurston directly, and a while back I bought a pair of braces from a tailor-shop that had been laying around their storage for years. Both had a bag of buttons in them, so this is something they've done for a long time I think, and something they still do and I dare guess something they will continue doing for the foreseeable future.

That being said, if you get a tailor to do it for you, it's not like he will charge you extra for not supplying the buttons.
 

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Originally Posted by edubs01
I was reading through past threads and saw peeps mention something about extra material hanging, what exactly are they referring to?
Your peeps may have been referring to this:



What you see in the above image is pretty extreme, but I have it on good authority that many men in Britain, especially in the aristocracy, consider dangling tabs to be quite fashionable. The braces I ordered from Thurston used to hang down just a little below the top of my waistband. I wore them that way for a while, but they eventually irritated me enough that I had them trimmed by my alterations tailor, thus:

 

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Originally Posted by The Silverfox
Medium should be fine, and yes they do come with buttons.

In fact, I've never experienced not getting buttons in thurston braces.


Hmmm, I must have missed them.
 

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