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#602788 - 17th Oct 2011 3:13pm Hyman Jacobs the Tailor
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Anyone know any recent History of this famous name from Birkenhead.
There's not much on Google but I did see a link to an insolvency meeting in 1980. Surely they did not go bust that long ago??

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#602830 - 17th Oct 2011 4:15pm Re: Hyman Jacobs the Tailor [Re: Hedgehog]
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HI, when i left school in 1975 my first job was working for beno-dorn,s the tailors in grange rd west [the old deaf school}. MY job was apprentice tailor my boss mr beno dorn worked for hyman jacobs then left to open his own tailoring buisness well before mr hymans closed his around i think? 1980/1981??. Then we were all made redundant in 1980 from beno-dorn,s he had shops in liverpool/birkenhead x2/ and chester.We had some happy times and memories in the b/head shop.

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#602837 - 17th Oct 2011 4:21pm Re: Hyman Jacobs the Tailor [Re: Hedgehog]
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Himy Jacobs top end of Grange road ,got my first suit from him, their is a topic about Grange road and I think a photo of Himies shop.

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#603032 - 17th Oct 2011 9:59pm Re: Hyman Jacobs the Tailor [Re: Hedgehog]
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Hi ,, who was the tailor on borough road , if my memory serves me right it was next to a record shop , I think it was called rox records

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#603035 - 17th Oct 2011 10:05pm Re: Hyman Jacobs the Tailor [Re: LambrettaGeoff]
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Don't know about Hymie Jacobs, but Beno Dorn has a board out on St. Werburgh's St. outside Chester cathedral.
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#603055 - 17th Oct 2011 10:42pm Re: Hyman Jacobs the Tailor [Re: Hedgehog]
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Hymie Jacobs had a reputation for making really good suits, don't think I could afford his prices - I got my last tailor made suit from Alexandre in Grange Road. He and most of the other tailors of his day all sold made to measure suits, you went in and got measured up, went back for a fitting and the suit was made individually for you, but of course you had to pay for the service. They were killed off when made to measure suits sold by the likes of C & A and M & S became more customer friendly and you could mix and match the jacket and trouser sizes because off the peg suits were much cheaper than tailor made.

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#603144 - 18th Oct 2011 6:38am Re: Hyman Jacobs the Tailor [Re: goodoldphil]
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Does anyone remember Vic Lewis - he sold made-to-measure suits at his Rock Ferry shop in New Chester Road near the Bedford Road traffic lights?

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#603152 - 18th Oct 2011 7:49am Re: Hyman Jacobs the Tailor [Re: Hedgehog]
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The reason I asked is that I've just bought a HJ suit from Age Concern shop in Hoylake. It looks like the guy who had it must have died on the day he got it because it is in pristine condition! 100% wool and quite heavy and very well made!
I suppose it must be more than 30 years old if HJ went out of business in the early eighties?

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#603154 - 18th Oct 2011 7:55am Re: Hyman Jacobs the Tailor [Re: Hedgehog]
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Good job for you they never buried him in it Clocko.
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#603243 - 18th Oct 2011 10:46am Re: Hyman Jacobs the Tailor [Re: bert1]
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hi, Was there any old 5 or 10 or 20 pound note,s in the pockets?. When beno-dorns closed his shop in liverpool north john street in 1978/79 i was in the shop cleaning out the shop on my own i found a big metal box full of some rare army badges cloth/metal they must have done uniforms in the war? anyway me being honest i asked the manager who at the time was walter smith mp {wirral} could i have them he said no!. They ended up going the tip anyway what a shame! all those rare badges. cry cry cry cry


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#603250 - 18th Oct 2011 10:57am Re: Hyman Jacobs the Tailor [Re: mikethetrainman]
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I'm pretty sure my mate got his first Merchant naval uniform off Hymie, his first job was on one of the Empress boats and he had to dress for dinner. 4th engineer which made him officer class.
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#603361 - 18th Oct 2011 2:47pm Re: Hyman Jacobs the Tailor [Re: Hedgehog]
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Registered: 28th Dec 2010
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Hymie's shop was in Grange Road where the new Asda shop is. In the late 50's he moved over to the other side of the road by Bibby and Perkins. It was an expensive item a made to measure suit but they were well made. I bought my wedding suit from Hymie in 1960 and I still have it although I only wear it now for funerals and there are too many of thoes!

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#603592 - 18th Oct 2011 10:52pm Re: Hyman Jacobs the Tailor [Re: Hedgehog]
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Registered: 26th Nov 2008
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I bought a made to measure suit off Hymie in 1968.Its a black one which i got for a funeral and still have it{yes for funerals} Then the next two also made to measure where off the tailor who's shop was directly opposit Halmington square station. {heads getting to old to remember the name of the shop.}
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#603853 - 19th Oct 2011 2:36pm Re: Hyman Jacobs the Tailor [Re: jimbob]
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Registered: 13th Jan 2011
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My mum was left a house in a will and the lady who pass it on to my mum used to date him,He used to have a green jaguer which he pick the young lady up.We would be sitting on the edge of the kerb outside my parent house.looking at this posh car.Back in them days it was rare to see a jaguer.Must have been in the 70s

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#626386 - 21st Nov 2011 11:31pm Re: Hyman Jacobs the Tailor [Re: LambrettaGeoff]
marzie Offline
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the tailor on borough rd was a chap called mr barry, he moved from his first shop near to the blackpool supper bar in conway st.

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