Monday, October 20, 2008

Burton's in Belfast

Montague Burton's (the Tailor of Taste) was the world's largest tailoring chain in '25 and dressed roughly one-fifth of the British male population by '45.  If only our mass chain stores came decked with bespoke touches and deco elephant capitals on their facades. This is the 1932 Belfast outpost.  Very well cut. 


David Thompson said...

Fantastic blog Hollister.

The Burton's elephants are quite a feature of their stores from the deco period. Unfortunately most retail companies have become much more bland since then.

columnist said...

I agree, a really attractive Art Deco accent, and much more interesting than that with which I normally associate the period.

Hollister king said...

At about midday on the 31st of August, about twenty women in their twenties and thirties were standing in a line in front of foreign clothing brand “H” company’s new store at the multi-shopping center International Finance Center Mall in Yeouido in Hollister UK. Two half-naked, muscular foreign models were standing there. One twenty-something woman stood between the two men, who were only wearing shorts, and had her picture taken while making a V-sign with one hand and wrapping the other around the waist of one of the models. Thirty other women surrounded them and took more pictures of the scene with their cellphone cameras.