A blog about vintage fashion, vintage jewels and art.....

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Bespoke to fit

There was a great deal of tailored fashion going about this past season and many of us sought to include some tailored men's cuts in our own wardrobes. There is something about tailors which belongs to old-world class, style, stamina and tradition that particularly entices me. Inspired by a visit to a tailoring firm, I ventured out to search some more about tailors and tailoring and this is what came my way.....

The Village Tailor - Albert Anker - 1831-1910 - oil on canvas - 1984

J. Campbell's tailor shop in Woodford,  Australia - ca. 1912.

Cartoon - 1888

 Interior of a Tailor's Shop - anonymous - oil on canvas- 1780 

Tailor's buttonhole stitch from The Project Gutenberg eBook, Embroidery and Tapestry Weaving, by Grace Christie 1912

Savile Row- Tailoring at Henry Poole and Co., London, England, UK, 1944

Gagliardi - Sartoria dal 1964

"The only man who behaves sensibly is my tailor - he takes my measurements anew every time he sees me, while all the rest go on with their old measurements and expect me to fit them."
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

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