All that’s left -a bespoke tailor

This week’s ‘photos of the day’ have something in common. They all feature things that remain from my Grandfather’s tailoring business.  It isn’t a lot but these items do date back to the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s.

I had no idea these items existed but my Mum is having a clear out and they were ‘re-dicovered’. It was then that I decided to take the opportunity to capture some of the bits and pieces on film, so to speak.

There is something quite fascinating about flicking through the sample books, touching the high quality worsted cloths and wondering what happened to the mills and factories where these materials were manufactured.

The strange looking tool which looks a bit like a pair of pliers with a spiked wheel on top had me baffled for a while but I discovered that it in fact a leather punch. I now know where to turn when I need an extra notch on my belt!

Much as I enjoyed discovering these old family items, I was glad to get to the end of the week of pictures.


English Gentay


Joe Bank, High Class Bespoke Tailor




Pinking Scissors


Tailor’s tool







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