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.

2 comments:

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!





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