Story: Clothes

Tailoring service, Kirkcaldie & Stains, early 1900s

In the early 1900s Wellington department store Kirkcaldie & Stains advertised the presence of a new 'first class' cutter in the tailoring department. The cutter had honed his skills in London and Paris, a desirable selling point in colonial New Zealand. Zoom in to read more about the suits on offer.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-D-COSTUME-1905-01

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Fiona McKergow, 'Clothes - Men’s clothes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 July 2024)

Story by Fiona McKergow, published 5 Sep 2013