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> Tailors In Argyle Street, What was their name?????
Avril
post 10th Sep 2006, 08:33pm
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Does anyone remember a tailors shop in Argyle Street near Glasgow Cross, opposite the big clock? My husband used to get his made-to-measure suits in there in the 1960's.The subject cropped up in conversation today and for the love of us, we can't remember the name of the shop....we think it was Tom ?????, but we might be wrong....Somebody help PLEASE!.....these CRAFT moments are driving us crazy!!!


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post 10th Sep 2006, 09:25pm
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Can't think of that one georgia. My husband got his suits made in Willoughbys. They also had a ladies department and he bought me a lovely red wool suit there. We called it a Beatles suit as the jacket was collarless and buttoned right up. It would be around 63/64 as I wore it to my brother-in-law's wedding in September 1964.

I'm sure someone will remember the tailor you are asking about.
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post 11th Sep 2006, 12:10am
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Hi georgia, near Glasgow Cross there were quite a few tailors, the ones I can remember include:

> Caledonian Tailors

> City Cash Tailors

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post 11th Sep 2006, 12:49am
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Hi,
Not sure this is the correct spelling, but Hector Pow's??? That is how it sounded when my Mum mentioned it.
I THINK it was in Argyle St. near the Heilan Man's Umbrella but I don't even know why I think that, except that it may be a very old memory from when my Mum was talking about getting stuff made to measure. GB rolleyes.gif
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post 11th Sep 2006, 06:51am
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QUOTE (GG @ 11th Sep 2006, 01:27 AM)
Hi georgia, near Glasgow Cross there were quite a few tailors, the ones I can remember include:

> Caledonian Tailors

> City Cash Tailors

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These were off the peg and at the most mibbe adjusted your suit after purchase.

Every other shop in Argyll Street was tailor's where one could be measured up, shown pattern books and material samples. Your details would be sent to their factory in the midlands and a suit would be made up. A month later you would go in for a fitting and some adjustments could be made then. Claude Alexanders, Burtons, Jacksons and several more of the big chains ran stores on this principle.

And then there were tailors usually up a close rather than in a shopfront who would measure, design snd stitch together a bespoke suit which would fit you like a glove. My son now wears the three piece suit I had fashioned many years ago. I wish i could but I ain't that skinny.
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post 11th Sep 2006, 06:58am
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Thanks everyone but these are not the one we're thinking of. We're sure it was a man's name....possibly Tom ?????? It had a big double shop frontgage , near the trongate. They also had a branch in Partick.We've ruled out John Collier (the window to watch), Jacksons, Willoughby's, Claude Alexander, Burtons.....whit in the name wiz it called? We're still scratchin ' oor heeds !!!!Sumbudy oot there' must know............PLLLEEEAAASSSEEE!!!!!! unsure.gif


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post 11th Sep 2006, 11:08pm
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Right at the corner of Argyle Street/Stockwell Street opposite the Granite House, there was a Mann Byars. Whether they were in Partick, Im not sure. What they sold not sure either, but I think they may have been a clothing store. Hope this helps. You could check Virtual Mitchell and click Argyle Street or shops to see. The web addy is www.mitchelllibrary.org. I made a check on Mitchell myself. There was a Neuman's in Trongate.
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post 11th Sep 2006, 11:45pm
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Okay, what about these:

> Willerbys
> Spencer
> Russell
> Alexandre
> McLeod
> Neumans
> McFarlane
> Fifty Shilling

Or the shop in the left of the attached image - name unknown!

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post 11th Sep 2006, 11:54pm
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a used to work for jb mc c auly also george hunters bespoke tailors and jb made suits for ladies and gentle men and george hunter made gents bespoke tailors a love every min of it as we had great laughs andon a friday tools went down and we all had a swally at threepm ans a was alwats pissed as a fart lol laugh.gif


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George Muir
post 12th Sep 2006, 01:08am
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There used to be a menswear shop in the Trongate called Connells. It was very trendy back in the fifties. I don't know if they made suits, but I had a sports jacket from there once, and some shirts. Some of you may remember it, there was always a nice perfumed smell in the shop. It was along from the Tron steeple and on the same side, near the City Bakeries. There was another branch in Union Street.
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post 12th Sep 2006, 06:27am
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Sorry, none of these shops ring any bells. Their other shop was at Partick Cross....C'moan is ther' onybody oot ther' fae Pertick thit cin help?????


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post 12th Sep 2006, 06:44am
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Georgia as with another strand on this well visited board perhaps you are imaging it. Similarly you may have your basic facts wrong. Mind you as with your other strand you appear to have built a case on this one fact. It was a Tailor near Glasgow Cross. He may have been called Tom.

We're all getting older, forgetting ourselves, getting grumpier forgetting our mannners on occasion too. Getting heated up over something hich isn't really tht important.

So think carefully. What was on either side of the Tailor's , how did you get there, where was the bus stop, any other landmarks near to it. What was the nearest pub?
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post 12th Sep 2006, 07:41am
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Oh Dexter, ah didnae go tae pub's in those days! Noo let me think......Around about 1967-69, the shop was on Argyle Street opposite the Candleriggs, a couple of shops down to the right (looking from the road) there was a toy shop, that mended dolls, (I remember my mammy taking me there with my broken doll when I was about 4 and telling me that my dolly had to into hospital for a wee while to get better)

We might have a breakthrough.....My husband thinks it may have been Edwards.....I still have a strong feeling that Tom featured in the name....maybe that was the name of the man who did the measuring Ha!Ha! Or maybe the one in Partick Cross and the one in Argyle were two differfent tailors altogether!!!!

Ah! well, one day when we're clearing out the loft I might come across the old HP payment book with their name on it!


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George Muir
post 12th Sep 2006, 07:07pm
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Georgia, the doll shop at the corner of King St. and Trongate was called "Jack's Doll Hospital". I worked for a few years at the opposite. corner
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post 12th Sep 2006, 07:22pm
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Oh George the doll's hospital what a lovely memory, I remember well my dolls getting brought back to health in there. It was always the eye getting put back in or an arm or leg getting sorted. Oh what a lovely lovely memory. Imagine that these days, how times have changed, I don't really like the thought of getting old but I'm glad I lived when I did.
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