Meet the last traditional Jewish tailors trading in Leeds

It’s astonishing to think that at one time 60 per cent of suits sold in Britain were made in Leeds.
The city wasn’t just at the heart of the linen trade in this country, its name was known around the world as a byword for quality tailoring.
Though the manufacturing heritage of West Yorkshire stretches back to the 18th century, when its legion of woollen and textile mills ruled supreme, it was during the first half of the last century that Leeds’s sartorial reputation really came to the fore.
It was a reputation built around Jewish migrants from Russia and Eastern Europe who came to... read more

 
12 January 2019 in Yorkshire & Humber, Views: 30
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