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FT Article: Britain's Regional Tailors

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Eustace Tilley, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Just to let you all know that we do have running water and a toilet now.... [​IMG]

    Edwin DeBoise

    Steed Bespoke Tailors

    www.steeds-view.blogspot.com

    www.steed.co.uk


    Edwin, do you still drive the Bentley or were you able to get the Maybach?
     
  2. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    But they do feed them kim chee. At least mine does.

    --Andre


    He'll regret doing that before long.
     
  3. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    He'll regret doing that before long.

    Are you saying that he needs a bigger toilet?

    [​IMG]


    - B
     
  4. A Y

    A Y Senior member

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    He'll regret doing that before long.

    I believe it's an iGent anti-loitering measure.

    --Andre
     
  5. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    I believe it's an iGent anti-loitering measure.

    --Andre


    He should take Carl-from-CEGO's class.

    It is based on the class that they teach at the Andover Shop.


    - B
     
  6. George

    George Senior member

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    He should take Carl-from-CEGO's class. It is based on the class that they teach at the Andover Shop. - B
    What's that. 3 questions and your out?
     
  7. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    you're almost there.

    Oooo...I got it - Off The Hook!

    Damn, I'm smart [​IMG]
     
  8. JLibourel

    JLibourel Senior member

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    No mention of poor Des Merrion, the Yorkshire Tailor, I see. I wish him well and a successful comeback once he's out of the hoosegow.
     
  9. Bishop of Briggs

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    No mention of poor Des Merrion, the Yorkshire Tailor, I see. I wish him well and a successful comeback once he's out of the hoosegow.
    Des must be due for parole or may have been released already. He always seemed to be a good bloke. It is a great pity that his hobby was criminalised by the last government.
     
  10. George

    George Senior member

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    Des must be due for parole or may have been released already. He always seemed to be a good bloke. It is a great pity that his hobby was criminalised by the last government.
    The government actually wanted to extend the sentence to 5 years as they thought he had been treated too leniently, but I believe his son is quite ill and this was asked to be taken into consideration. Contrast this with Jon Venables, a child murderer released after what, 7 years, given a new identity then gets caught with child pornography on his computer. His sentence? 2 years. Yes., I repeat 2 years!!! Don't you just love the English legal system.
     
  11. The Doctor

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    Edwin, do you still drive the Bentley or were you able to get the Maybach?
    Had to sell the Bentley in order to get the running water and toilet in the shop....[​IMG]
     
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    PITAronin Senior member

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    For totally selfish reasons (i.e., I'm one of his former customers from the U.S. who still has a an unfinished suit that was begun nearly three years ago and is languishing in England ) I, too, wish Des Merrion a speedy return to tailoring.
     
  13. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Had to sell the Bentley in order to get the running water and toilet in the shop....[​IMG]

    Fair enough, probably a wise choice.
     
  14. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It is a great pity that his hobby was criminalised by the last government.

    Hobby???.........A sawn-off shotgun!?! - Can you name me a “hobby” that requires a sawn-off shotgun?

    They were made illegal in Firearms act of 1920. Nothing to do with the last government.
     
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    I try to encourage Deboise to whip his apprentices, the way Despos does with his.

    No go.


    - B

    I can attest to this.....[​IMG][​IMG]

    Matthew

    Steed, UK
     
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