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List of WW1 military tailors


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How about sharing the names of Great War military tailors from the labels in your uniforms and caps? Or even fotos. Just a few to kick things off:

F.W.FLIGHT MILITARY OUTFITTER WINCHESTER, ALDERSHOT & LONDON. W. (on a 1/Bedford Capt. OSD tunic)

J. DEGE & SONS 13, Conduit Street, LONDON, W (on a 7/SLI col. OSD tunic)

FALCONER & SON, DOVER (on a 2/Buffs 2nd lt OSD tunic)

A & M PL (on a RE 2nd lt. OSD tunic)

AUSTIN & OAKER 28 MADDOX ST, LONDON, W (on a 2/RWF major's OSD tunic)

H. GILBERT MAKER 194 SLOANE ST LONDON S.W. (on OSD wool shirt)

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Hello,

I guess such a list would be very long. Individual regiments often nominated or appointed a tailor to make officers uniforms; I believe they still do, although most soldiers seem to spend most of there time in combat kit of some sort. In a town with military connections such as Winchester which had the depots of the Hampshires and KRRC and Rifle Brigade, many local tailors would sell clothing with a miltary flavour 'mufti' and call thmselves 'military tailors'.

Old Tom

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