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The last tailor in Nottingham?

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Was Mr Tetley the last tailor in Nottingham to sit cross legged in his shop window, sewing by hand?

His shop was next door to us on Peveril St and it was in the 40's.

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Sorry, can't answer your question but my brother worked for Hector Powe, in a shop in the Council House building, for a short while after leaving school in 1967.

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The last self employed tailor I saw was in Lagos. He was cycling along with a sewing machine balanced on his head!

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Wasn't there a bloke called Gibson Mather in the Arboretum area that did bespoke gents tailoring ? Expensive by all accounts but top notch.

Last I heard about him would be late '70s ish.

 

Just spotted this. image #31 near the bottom pf page.

http://the-hunt-room.weebly.com/store/c2/Gentlemen.html

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Like the Hunting(mahogany) boots caftan..............just don't know what i'd wear em with.........and aint got a Horse.................

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Motor cycle perchance ben ?

Reminded me of Rodney when he get's invited to the country for the weekend & Delboy gets him kitted out with plus fours etc !

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You know caftan that would be perfect............really fancy getting a Motor bike or even a Scooter..........but the weather puts me off,and i'd probably Kill mesen after all these years.........every time I go to Spain I say going to hire a scooter all the blokes even my age seem to have one.......but Donna won't ride Pillion...........lol.

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I suggested many times to Mrs C that a motorbike would be cheaper & quicker to go to Skeg on . her reply was not lady like, something like me going into a second childhood or summat & to behave mesen !

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Go for it next time Benjamin.. i always hire one for the duration...no booze obviously- and take my time...up to 125cc does me.

Spent a week travelling around Corfu with herself..great time...the hire bloke even took us out to dinner...( there was a catch)..he wanted to swap Wives for the night...

He took scooter hire to a different level- missus was horrified

Mrs Acropolis wasn't a bad looker though!

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#4 correct Catfan, Mather had a tailors on Waverley Street,I'm told that John Temples was a great place to get a suit.

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I had an idea Ian that you would remember the place, being close by an all. GM was very expensive I was told.

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Last time I was measured for a suit was Taylders in Hucknall. I was amused at the palava they went through but the suit was spot on and expensive at 10/- a week for an eternity

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On 04/10/2016 at 4:23 PM, Mess said:

Yes ducky I was at FFGS two years above you. Peter Tulley was in your year along with Haggis, Lesley Harrison and Jeanette Casterton. The shop you referred to was Gilberts.

BTW I also played guitar (badly) in a folk group with a lad and his sister that used to practise in High Church St church hall. Ring any bells? 

Okay so I know who you are now. Why does everyone need a pseudonym?

 

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#4. Yes caftan, Gibson Mather's workshop was opposite the Arboretum (a big old house). Their shop was on the corner of Trinity Square and Trinity Walk. My first girlfriend, Pat, was a seamstress with them. If ever I walk past there I am reminded of her. 

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Had a couple of suits made by Jacksons the Tailor who were at top of Radford Rd., Just below the bank (now cop shop).

I supplied my own cloth bought from a pub in Liversedge.  2 pc suit length 2 3/4 yards, 3 pc suit length 3 1/4 yards. Reputedly end of runs for Saville Row tailors but probably nicked :rolleyes:  Tailor was impressed with the quality. Can't remember the prices but certainly below ten quid. This was in the 60's of course when spivs were more honourable. This guy had a reputation to keep.or his regular pub sale on Friday evenings would have ended painfully. 

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When i was in the chefing game...Cecil Gee still made you something up...for a price...as did Hornes..used to have false pockets with flaps...French stitched pants...obscure buttons etc...Primarny is i can fiscally muster these days!

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My school pal Gordon Lewindon had a tailors business , I think it was off Pelham Street .  Last time I saw him though was probably 30 years ago .

Previous to working for himself I think he worked for Will Hill who were in that same area if my memory serves me right . 

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I'm sure when I was a Van-lad in 1960.....we used to deliver to Will Hills somewhere around Trinity Square...........

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Will Hill was on the corner of Forman St, later a Jaeger shop. They moved to a temporary unit across the road on the church site. I remember a mate wanted to get a suit from there which I thought odd, they were 'old-bloke' to me.

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Yep Will Hill on Pelham St.and Trinity Sq....what was the Tailors above the first floor of Selectadisc on Bridlesmith Gate?

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The best was Mario Joseph.....................

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That name rings a bell Siddha,tell us more....................also just looked where you live,.........do/did you know the Cross bros.shops or the Walthams VG store in Holbeach ?

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Don't forget retail outlets were tailors..Hector Powe /Neville Reed/ Fifty Shilling Tailors ( Collier's)

Tompa might recall these on Curzon Street ..Prossers Tailors.

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