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> Tailors In Argyle Street, What was their name?????
taurus
post 13th Dec 2014, 10:12pm
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QUOTE (angel @ 13th Dec 2014, 02:34pm) *
Had many suits made there including my Wedding Suit.

Midnight Blue , 3 piece,Kid Mohair 36-- 1967 !

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definitely the bridegroom of the year Dylan thumbup.gif

Aussie.joke: Aboriginal wedding. How do you know which one is the bride?...the one with the new footy jumper!

Not exactly PC sorry ..
Yes my husband was a Crawfords man,all the stylish guys in the 50`s kept the wee man working flat out,smashing tailor.
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post 13th Dec 2014, 11:05pm
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Footy Jumper, had me puzzled.

Then I twigged, a Fitba Tap ! biggrin.gif


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post 19th Jan 2015, 04:17pm
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It was Tom Martin's in Trongate and just for the record there actually was a man called that who was the managing director. I worked there for 8 years, 6 of them in the Maryhill Road branch, and for the last 2 years of that I was the relief manager and worked in about 12 of the other branches. This was from May 1978 - Aug 1986.

Company was reasonably big, had around 35 shops in the central belt from Glasgow to Lanarkshire, Bathgate to Broxburn and several in Edinburgh too.

Went bust in August 1986 with total loss of company and us staff never got our redundancy pay or anything!

I have sadly lost touch with all of the guys I worked there with, I guess a few will not be with us any more, including the very senior manager I worked with for the 6 years in Maryhill.

The shop was next door to Moreland's butchers and now I think it's a tanning studio shop. It was on the corner of Maryhill Road and Burnbank Terrace.

If anyone can remember this or were a customer, please let me know, as I may remember you or you may remember me.
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post 19th Jan 2015, 07:43pm
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Lived at 161 Maryhill Rd next close to Moreland's next to the tyre shop run by Boaby wee guy with glasses. Nice folk in all the shops round about there remember one guy from Tom Martin's, Eddie wore glasses lived in Knightswood I think my husband painted his house. I am Mary Duffy my husband is Stevie I had two wee weans and went everywhere with a double buggy and had Rottie dogs.
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post 21st Jan 2015, 10:11am
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Lived at 161 Maryhill Rd next close to Moreland's next to the tyre shop run by Boaby wee guy with glasses. Nice folk in all the shops round about there remember one guy from Tom Martin's, Eddie wore glasses lived in Knightswood I think my husband painted his house. I am Mary Duffy my husband is Stevie I had two wee weans and went everywhere with a double buggy and had Rottie dogs.

Oh I remember you and your husband!

The wee guy from the tyre shop sold me his car (my first car).

A yellow ford escort which your husband re-painted for him with gloss paint before he sold it to me.

Eddie the manager of my shop, I last seen him around 2004, he later worked at Omand Motors in govan, he was a working retiree by then. If he's still alive today he'll be 87!!

Jimmy Moreland died a few years ago, but I believe his wife is still alive, Ellen was her name. I also remember Paddy & Wullie from there too, but have no idea how they are or whatever.

There was a card shop next door to the butchers, run by Jack & Peggy, and English couple who l liked dearly. They gave me a gift for my 21st, a full leather wallet, and I still have it today 30 odd years later.

I remember your husband well, a big fella who used to walk the dogs, they were every bit as big as him.

I also remember old Barney and his Italian wife.

Oh the memories of all this, it's just like I worked there yesterday and not 29 years ago.
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post 25th Jan 2015, 08:38pm
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Hi Brian my husband remembers you well he cannot remember the car but that's only because he was always painting cars and vans. We've been away from there for five years but 'till then I often saw Wullie from Moreland's walking about I think Paddy died about 10 years ago.
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post 5th Mar 2015, 11:41am
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QUOTE (Thom Connolly @ 17th Dec 2008, 07:44am) *
Weaver to Wearer and then there was McMurtries under the Tron Clock

The tailors on Trongate was call WEAVER TO WEARER.
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post 26th Jul 2015, 10:09pm
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Weaver to Wearer below the Panopticon to the left of what was C&A.
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post 26th Jul 2015, 10:29pm
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Weaver to Wearer below the Panopticon to the left of what was C&A.

I've never heard of that shop, but looked it up on the internet and ...

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post 1st Feb 2016, 04:51pm
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QUOTE (Guest @ 19th Jan 2015, 04:25pm) *
It was Tom Martin's in Trongate and just for the record there actually was a man called that who was the managing director. I worked there for 8 years, 6 of them in the Maryhill Road branch, and for the last 2 years of that I was the relief manager and worked in about 12 of the other branches. This was from May 1978 - Aug 1986.

Company was reasonably big, had around 35 shops in the central belt from Glasgow to Lanarkshire, Bathgate to Broxburn and several in Edinburgh too.

Went bust in August 1986 with total loss of company and us staff never got our redundancy pay or anything!

I have sadly lost touch with all of the guys I worked there with, I guess a few will not be with us any more, including the very senior manager I worked with for the 6 years in Maryhill.

The shop was next door to Moreland's butchers and now I think it's a tanning studio shop. It was on the corner of Maryhill Road and Burnbank Terrace.

If anyone can remember this or were a customer, please let me know, as I may remember you or you may remember me.

You could be the very man to help me ? Argument in the pub last night ...Was there a branch in Drumchapel , I'm saying I bought a suit etc there ??? HELP...
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post 28th Mar 2016, 11:03pm
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QUOTE (Davie Welsh @ 1st Feb 2016, 04:59pm) *
You could be the very man to help me ? Argument in the pub last night ...Was there a branch in Drumchapel , I'm saying I bought a suit etc there ??? HELP...

Yes we had a branch in Drumchapel, and I worked in it too as I once lived there!
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post 22nd Jun 2016, 11:14pm
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Hi - I believe the shop was Tom Martin Tailors. The reason I know this, as it was my grandad that owned the business. Also, someone on here mentioned about the business going bust. As a matter of fact, that was not the case. My grandad sold his company to Thomson Sportswear - so get your facts right!
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post 24th Apr 2017, 09:15pm
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QUOTE (gmartin8 @ 22nd Jun 2016, 11:14pm) *
Hi - I believe the shop was Tom Martin Tailors. The reason I know this, as it was my grandad that owned the business. Also, someone on here mentioned about the business going bust. As a matter of fact, that was not the case. My grandad sold his company to Thomson Sportswear - so get your facts right!

I'm afraid you are mistaken. I know the company history for I worked there for nigh on 9 years and I know it went bust as I was chucked out on the street by two bailiffs who came along and closed the branch I was in to cease us from trading.

Your grandad may have had some other similar named company but not this one. This one was owned by a parent company called Waring & Gillow a very famous brand name who also owned Maenson Clothes, which we were a part of. The real owner was a man called Manny Cussins, who also happened to be the chairman of Leeds Utd football club. This was no family business owned by someone's grandad!
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