Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Value for money

I came across some papers I inherited from my dad before he passed away and I'd like to share this wee advert I found with you all. Angus (snr) would remember this.

ALEX SCOTT & COMPANY, 58, St Nicholas Street, Aberdeen, the 50/- Tailor, offer the best value in, BOY'S CLOTHING, just the thing for hard school wear. Made from strong all-wool fabric in, browns, fawns and grays, single or double breasted style. Sizes 3 to 8 fit boys six to fifteen. All sizes same price of 21/-.

I can remember getting a suit made there.

Get this one lads!!! AN EXTRA PAIR OF KNICKERS WITH EVERY SUIT!!! So that's two pair!! Good value eh!!! This could be a new trend. Hang on!!! It was!! ACDC, the head bagging guitarist.
Oh, the suit was not long trousers but shorties.

I only wore my suit on Sundays with my second hand shoes my dad had repaired.

Angus, that was a lot of tattie pickin' to get my first suit.

Well I hope you get a little enjoyment out of past trivia fae Aberdeen.

Guid blawin' and bashin' tae ya' aal.

Bill Gall.


Anonymous said...

For those who have only been on the planet less than 50 years, 21/- amounts to a little over $2.

Member said...

Hi Bill
I think "Tattie Howkin " sounds better, the other story is jist anither canny tale fae Aiberdeen!

Andy T