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Tailoring Collection

Background imageTailoring Collection: Tailoring tools

Tailoring tools
Tools used in tailoring, including scissors, needle and thread, chalk, measuring tape, a ruler and a smoothing iron

Background imageTailoring Collection: Busy tailors workshop

Busy tailors workshop
A busy tailors workshop, with a gentleman being fitted for a new suit

Background imageTailoring Collection: French Tailors C18Th

French Tailors C18Th
An elegant Frenchman has a fitting for a new coat. A tailor, down on one knee, makes some adjustments. Another, sewing buttons, sits cross legged on a bench

Background imageTailoring Collection: Chesterfield Coat 1913

Chesterfield Coat 1913
A gentleman in formal day dress wears the New Chester or Chesterfield overcoat with velvet collar & fly-front. A silver topped cane is tucked under his arm

Background imageTailoring Collection: Advert for Titley, Son & Price, Tailors, Bath

Advert for Titley, Son & Price, Tailors, Bath
Advert for Titley, Son & Price, High-Class Tailoring, Cheap Street, Bath Date: 1902

Background imageTailoring Collection: Poster advertising British military uniform, WW1

Poster advertising British military uniform, WW1
Poster advertising British military uniform, The Studington Military Kit... obtainable only from Studd & Millington Ltd, Military Tailors. Chromolithograph poster, 1914 (c)

Background imageTailoring Collection: Mr Tape the Tailor

Mr Tape the Tailor, from " Happy Families" devised in Britain by Mr Jacques in 1861

Background imageTailoring Collection: Tailor of 1647 / Broadside

Tailor of 1647 / Broadside
A tailor. These tradesman are preachers in the City of London, 1647. A satirical broadside on non- conformist preaching in London

Background imageTailoring Collection: TAILORs WORKSHOP / 1890

TAILORs WORKSHOP / 1890
A Tailors workshop, showing the master cutter, sleeve- presser and under-presser

Background imageTailoring Collection: Advert, Chas Baker & Co Stores Limited, London

Advert, Chas Baker & Co Stores Limited, London
Advert, Chas Baker & Co Stores Limited, High Holborn, Oxford Street, Tottenham Court Road and Ludgate Hill, London, School Outfits, Gentlemen's & Boys Superior Clothing

Background imageTailoring Collection: Advert for Austin Reed

Advert for Austin Reed's range of men's suits. Date: 1933

Background imageTailoring Collection: Promoting the Latest Fashions

Promoting the Latest Fashions
The latest in women's fashion - coats and suits available from Kenneth Durward and Smee's. Date: 1932

Background imageTailoring Collection: Spain, Madrid. Exhibition of men's clothing

Spain, Madrid. Exhibition of men's clothing, held by the Society of Master Tailors (Sociedad de Maestros de Sastre) La Confianza. It took place at the end of November 1881

Background imageTailoring Collection: Advertisement for Austin Reed tailoring. Outdoor scene showing two men in overcoats reading a

Advertisement for Austin Reed tailoring. Outdoor scene showing two men in overcoats reading a newspaper, outside a Midland Bank

Background imageTailoring Collection: Men and women in a tailors workshop

Men and women in a tailors workshop with sewing machines on the workbenches. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageTailoring Collection: Tailors in a workshop with coat on display

Tailors in a workshop with coat on display
A group of tailors in a workshop with a finished coat on display on a dummy. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageTailoring Collection: Three people in a tailors workshop

Three people in a tailors workshop. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageTailoring Collection: Tailors in a workshop

Tailors in a workshop. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageTailoring Collection: Cutter at work on a garment

Cutter at work on a garment. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageTailoring Collection: Tailor at work on a garment

Tailor at work on a garment. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageTailoring Collection: 1911 Census - John Bull being measured

1911 Census - John Bull being measured
Front cover of The Sphere, of John Bull being measured to see if his waist has grown from the decade before. Date: April 1911

Background imageTailoring Collection: Advert, W Shingleton, Tailor & Habit Maker

Advert, W Shingleton, Tailor & Habit Maker
Advert, W Shingleton, New Bond Street, London, Tailor & Habit Maker - showing a woman riding sidesaddle on a horse. 1880

Background imageTailoring Collection: Gamages Royal Air Force uniform advertisement

Gamages Royal Air Force uniform advertisement
Advertisement for the officers uniforms for the newly formed Royal Air Force in April 1918 From Gamages of Holborn, London. Date: 1918

Background imageTailoring Collection: Victorian Card - Little Tailors

Victorian Card - Little Tailors. 19th century

Background imageTailoring Collection: A Tailor at work. Date: 1900

A Tailor at work. Date: 1900

Background imageTailoring Collection: Childrens Home Tailoring Shop

Childrens Home Tailoring Shop
A tailoring class at a boys home. A sign on the wall extols the boys to gather up the fragments of cloth that remain so that nothing be lost. Date: Circa 1908

Background imageTailoring Collection: Tailoring 1855

Tailoring 1855
Tailor sitting crossed-legged on the floor sewing a piece of clothing. Date: 1855

Background imageTailoring Collection: Homes for Little Boys at Farningham 1905

Homes for Little Boys at Farningham 1905
Homeless and destitute children at Homes for Little Boys, Farningham, Swanley. Young boys given a training in a trade or schooling to provide them with the best opportunities for their adulthood

Background imageTailoring Collection: Riding Habit 1899

Riding Habit 1899
English riding habit with Amazon corsage. Quite severe in its tailoring & worn with a top hat & buttonhole the only feminine note is the rider sitting side saddle. Date: 1899

Background imageTailoring Collection: Mstr Tape, Tailors Son

Mstr Tape, Tailors Son
Master Tape the Tailors Son, from Happy Families devised in Britain by Mr Jacques in 1861 Date: 1861

Background imageTailoring Collection: Hogarth - Rakes - Tailor

Hogarth - Rakes - Tailor
The Rakes Progress 1. The young heir is measured for new clothes Date: 1735

Background imageTailoring Collection: A blind man working a sewing machine, Rajasthan, India

A blind man working a sewing machine, Rajasthan, India
A blind man working a sewing machine to make shirts. He squats on the ground in a street in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India Date: 1984

Background imageTailoring Collection: Tacuinum Sanitatis. Late XIV century. Tailor

Tacuinum Sanitatis. Late XIV century. Tailor
Tacuinum Sanitatis. Medieval Health Handbook, dated before 1400, based on observations of medical order detailing the most important aspects of food, beverages and clothing. Tailor. Miniature. Fol

Background imageTailoring Collection: Anti-German cartoon, map of Europe, WW1

Anti-German cartoon, map of Europe, WW1
The tailors of strafe street. An anti-German cartoon showing the German Kaiser Wilhelm II and his son, Crown Prince Wilhelm, in a tailors shop during the First World War

Background imageTailoring Collection: Man in suit and bowler hat, 1962

Man in suit and bowler hat, 1962
A smart gent in a tailored Heptons suit, carrying a cane and wearing a bowler hat. Date: 1962

Background imageTailoring Collection: St Pancras Union School, Leavesden, Hertfordshire

St Pancras Union School, Leavesden, Hertfordshire
Tailoring class at the St Pancras Union Industrial School at Leavesden, Hertfordshire. Boys are engaged in cutting and sewing material, supervised by school staff

Background imageTailoring Collection: Singer Sewing Machine - Tailors Machine

Singer Sewing Machine - Tailors Machine model 31K15. 1932

Background imageTailoring Collection: Cartoon, tailoring for actors, J L Toole

Cartoon, tailoring for actors, J L Toole
Cartoon, tailoring for actors -- Actors pieces may be made up nowadays with every consideration to peculiarity of figure. (This cartoon is not intended to apply to anybody in particular)

Background imageTailoring Collection: Robin Steadman in dandyish 1960s jacket

Robin Steadman in dandyish 1960s jacket
Robin Steadman, hair stylist at The House of Leonard in Grosvenor Street, London wearing a tweed jacket that he had made to measure at John Stephen Custom Built Clothes in Carnaby Street

Background imageTailoring Collection: Old man in shabby suit

Old man in shabby suit
An old man in a shabby suit leans (perhaps unwittingly) against an advertisement for Burton tailoring: Let Burton Dress You

Background imageTailoring Collection: Men dress (18th c. ). SPAIN. Barcelona. Textile

Men dress (18th c. ). SPAIN. Barcelona. Textile
Men dress (18th c.). SPAIN. Barcelona. Textile and Clothing Museum

Background imageTailoring Collection: Balenciaga outfit, 1960

Balenciaga outfit, 1960
A coat, jacket and skirt by Balenciaga displaying the cllllean tailoring and functional lines of his designs from this period

Background imageTailoring Collection: Selfridges, London - Tailoring Section

Selfridges, London - Tailoring Section
Selfridges & Co, Oxford Street, London - Tailoring Section. Founded by American-born retail magnate Harry Gordon Selfridge (1858 - 1947), the Flagship store in Oxford Street was opened in 1909

Background imageTailoring Collection: Resisto poster

Resisto poster
Advertising poster for Resisto mens tailored shirts which two dapper chaps admiring the craftsmanship and fine finishing in a blue, striped Resisto shirt

Background imageTailoring Collection: Town Ulster Coat 1913

Town Ulster Coat 1913
A bowler hatted businessman in a double- breasted coat with velvet collar described as a Town Ulster - but unlike the Ulster has no cape. His narrow trousers have turn-ups

Background imageTailoring Collection: Letterhead design - Stephen Naylor, Tailor, Wisbech

Letterhead design - Stephen Naylor, Tailor, Wisbech
Letterhead design - Stephen Naylor, Tailor, Clothier and Hatter, Church Gates, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. 19th century

Background imageTailoring Collection: Highbury Truant School, London - Tailoring Class

Highbury Truant School, London - Tailoring Class
A tailoring class at the London School Boards Highbury Truant School. Some boys are using sewing machines. Date: early 1900s

Background imageTailoring Collection: The Tailor Maid by Reginald Higgins

The Tailor Maid by Reginald Higgins
Illustration showing a young woman sewing a suit while a male admirer gazes lovingly into her eyes. Date: 1926



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