Accessoire

Accessoire

Accessoire Accessoires (or accessories) are items which men or women wear or carry with them that have a purpose. Historically these were utensils or nécessaire that were suspended from a châtelaine or a watch chain and often were contained within an étui. These could...
Albert Chain

Albert Chain

Albert Chain Albert chains are named after a style of watch chain Prince Albert wore during the Victorian period. Traditionally this style of watch chain has a bar on one end used to affix the chain to a vest button hole. The opposite end of the chain is fitted with...
Buckle

Buckle

Serpent Buckle, France, Late 19th Century. Buckle A buckle is a clasp that attaches at one end of a strap allowing the other end to pass back through in order to secure clothing, shoes and other objects. Throughout the nineteenth century, cinched waistlines requiring...
Button

Button

Button Buttons are small, sometimes decorative items used to secure two sides of an article of clothing. Buttons are usually attached to one side of the garment and slip through a slit or buttonhole on the opposite side. Historically, buttons were the purview of men....
Châtelaine

Châtelaine

Châtelaine A châtelaine (from French: “lady of the castle”) in its original form is a belt hook, worn by the lady of the castle, from which the keys of the castle were suspended. It was a form of jewelry that had its origins in practical use. Through time...