Well Suited

Well Suited

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The making of cloth as a central element within industrialization has been the subject of intense scrutiny, yet the industry that created garments from that cloth has been largely neglected. This book remedies this neglect through a study of the Leeds tailoring trade. Leeds occupies a special place in the history of the UK clothing industry: by the outbreak of the First World War it had become the nation's foremost producer of menswear, and the city remained the production and distribution centre for men's tailoring until the 1980s. This book documents the growth of the tailoring industry in Leeds from remarkably small beginnings in the mid-nineteenth century. Developments in manufacturing, and innovations in retailing practices, brought spectacular success, but, from the 1960s, the industry suffered an equally dramatic decline, caused by managerial failure to invest in human resources and by competition from cheap imports. Katrina Honeyman presents an engrossing storyof an industry's rise and fall, charting the history of such familiar household names as Burton, Hepworth, Price, and Collier.ORCHARD-LISLE, AUBREY, a#39;Recollection on Sir Montague Burtona#39;, typescript dated 1983. ... S ANDLER, OLIVIA, a#39;Jewish Women in the Late Nineteenth- Century Leeds Labour Market: A Study of the Influence of Race and Gendera#39; (MA thesis, ... SILMAN, E., a#39;The Development of Rationalisation in the Leeds Mena#39;s Tailoring Industry with Particular Reference to Scientific ... WARD, M. F., a#39; Industrial Development and Location in Leeds North of the River Aire, 1775a€“ 1914a#39; (Ph.D. thesis, anbsp;...

Title:Well Suited
Author:Katrina Honeyman
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2000


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