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Gents tailors

Started by: GOLDEN BEAR (6569) 

Does or can anyone recommend a Gents Tailors i would to have a suit made from scatch G.B.

Started: 26th Apr 2023 at 15:29

Posted by: lectriclegs (5712)

Replied: 26th Apr 2023 at 16:55

Posted by: riocaroni (683)

Was only asking that question the other week. When I was in my late teens I had at least four made to measure suits as did lots of my mates. You had a choice of four or fives tailors in Wigan, now I don't think there is one. How times have changed for the worse!

Replied: 26th Apr 2023 at 19:20

Posted by: ena malcup (4151) 

When I was there, (1960's), I had them made by Coops. Alas long gone now. They were at least as good as any of the other made to measure tailors which I have since used.

Had a friend who worked there, so got them at reduced price (They called it a house job) if I bought them when production was slack.

Replied: 26th Apr 2023 at 20:47

Posted by: linma (2922)

GB Slater menswear. Fishergate in Preston and Manchester, son used them for years. Google them and you will find one near to you.

Replied: 27th Apr 2023 at 06:41

Posted by: bentlegs (5327)

My son had to hire a suit to get msrried

Replied: 27th Apr 2023 at 12:32

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (6569) 

Thank -you linma will try and have a look ! G.B.

Replied: 27th Apr 2023 at 15:03

Posted by: JR (527)

It is rather sad that you have to go out of town and pay quite a fee for the privilege of a made-to-measure suit. I know that Slaters or Moss Bros in Manc can do a similar service based on their off the pegs. When I was a teenager it was cool to have a made-to-measure... and not too much difference in price from the pegs.
I had 2 suits made in Wigan at Burtons; the first was quite a traditional one with waistcoat (I think I was 15. The next was a light brown herringbone pattern suit with the flares of the time and lines of 6 buttons on the wrists.
My last made to order was at John Collier for my wedding in 1975. I ordered a suit with flared trousers, large lapels and in serge blue, and get this... in velvet! It was either stunning or stunned people!
Despite protest from a few relatives and friends, I refused to cut my very long hair or shave my grizly beard for the wedding.
Best day of my life!

Replied: 30th Apr 2023 at 18:49

Posted by: bentlegs (5327)

Don,t think you will find one in Wigan, I went to a Jewish chap in Radcliffe he made them in his front room , I had three fittings, recommended but Don.know if he still does them

Replied: 24th Feb 2024 at 15:04

Posted by: tonker (28058) 

I bet he charged you extra for sewing bends in the trouser legs!

Replied: 24th Feb 2024 at 16:54

Posted by: Owd Codger (3194)

No Burtons or John Colliers today, thanks to lads now going out looking like tramps!

Replied: 25th Feb 2024 at 08:34

Posted by: JR (527)

Guys these days prefer shorts and t-shirt as regular clothing for restaurants, etc... and girls prefer gym wear!

Replied: 25th Feb 2024 at 14:31

Posted by: Owd Codger (3194)

Lads used to go out in suits to attract the girls, now the girls go out near naked to attract the lads!

Replied: 26th Feb 2024 at 07:38

Posted by: bentlegs (5327)

I went to Southport last week inoticed a couple of tailors on Lord St, they looked good.

Replied: 22nd Mar 2024 at 16:44

Posted by: bentlegs (5327)

I Mr B its time thi had thi yed seen to because thi bloody brains bent

Replied: 23rd Mar 2024 at 12:40


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