Braces are an accessory that originated a few decades before the French Revolution, with the purpose of supporting trousers. It was when Benjamin Franklin, the founding father of the United States, appeared at the Court of Versailles, on the occasion of his appointment as ambassador, dressed in trousers fixed at the waist with a pair of braces, that the nobility's interest and curiosity for this men's fashion accessory was aroused. These particular bands of fabric immediately fascinated the aristocratic elite of France, becoming particularly successful and soon became a must-have accessory for the gentlemen of the time.
During the First World War, however, their use declined in favour of the belt, a must-have accessory in soldiers' uniforms, which soon spread to the everyday life of the working class. However, celebrities from the worlds of film and music later revived the use of this accessory, making it a distinctive feature of their style. Today, braces are not only a functional item, but also lend an elegant and distinguished style to the wearer. They remain an indispensable accessory when wearing a tailored suit or during ceremonial occasions such as weddings or galas.
The luxury braces of the Fumagalli 1891 collection are made of leather and pure silk. From the most classic to the most creative patterns, these braces are a must-have accessory in your wardrobe to enhance outfits for any occasion.
A luxurious accessory that does not go unnoticed, yet at the same time sober and elegant: braces are that touch of originality that gives an outfit a touch of authenticity.