c.1920: 7 Pairs St George Armband (8594)
St George Armbands (or sleeve garters) are the classic accessory to keep shirt sleeves at an agreeable length. 'The Aristocrat of all armbands'. We think these are from around the 1920's-30's.
Arm Bands are beloved of jazzers, poker players, swing dancers, snooker stars, young fogies, speakeasy barkeepers…or anyone with sleeves too long.
They’re worn just above the elbow for a styled look in shirt sleeves, or to show the perfect glimpse of cuff under a jacket. St George Armbands were first produced by the Yorkshire company Hunt & Holditch in 1840. They’re in expandable nickel with an internal ribbon.
These come in their original box - AND, one armband is still in its original wrapper!!!! There are 14 separate armbands in the box/7 pairs.