Advert For M. Woolf, Tailors(014EVA000000000U08083000)
Printer: Roberts, Son & Co
Medium: Print on paper
The basic male wardrobe of a three piece suit; coat, waistcoat and breeches or trousers has remained the same for over 300 years and changes in this fashion have been minor, with alterations only in cut and material. Clothes are a good indication of what people think of themselves and a man’s work and his professional life was very important in the 19th Century. After the Industrial Revolution the hero of Victorian society was the businessman whose smart suit embodied the virtues of middle class respectability. Tailors like M. Woolf, featured in this advertisement, would have hand made suits for their customers.