The Standing Room by Heights + Kenchi 

 

Book an appointment for:

- A custom Suit, Shirt or even shoes ( yes shoes ! )

- Tailoring & Alterations for any brand, Woman or Man.

 

Shop Location & Hours:

328 East 9th Street New York, NY 10003

Wednesday – Sunday 12pm – 7pm Est.

Monday - Tuesday by appointment only

 

Thank You,

Heights + Kenchi

328 East 9th Street
New York, NY, 10003
United States

212-470-7436

Tailors of Custom & Bespoke suits and Shirts for Men & Women.  East Village, New York City

Journal

Braces yourself

Heights Kenchi

Contrary to Einstein’s belief on the now fashionable straps, suspenders were once a necessity. Dating back to 18th century France, suspenders were designed to hold up men’s trousers making the accessory vital for preventing wardrobe malfunction. The straps were first produced in an H shape and later developed into the more popular X and Y shape. Though invented early on, it was mass manufactured in the 1820s by British clothing designer, Albert Thurston and referred to as “braces” which was the British term for suspenders. Interestingly enough the accessory was never made for outward display, it was believed to be an undergarment, one that should always be hidden from the public eye. Any man caught wearing the straps over their dress shirts without a jacket was considered indecent. Good thing for modern times cause if displaying suspenders is wrong, we don’t want to be right!