so Yeserday I toddled off to the new exhibtion at Leeds city museum, celebrating the history of tailoring in Leeds.
I rather liked the cut of the sleeves on this Viv Westwood coat.
If I were not so horrendously broad shouldered I be tempted to steal the idea, except not in polyester felt, because that’s just gross- polyester felt should be declared a crime against tailoring if you ask me. (Shame on you, Viv)
And there was something very Westwood about the mad asymetrical pleating on this Victorian walking outfit
There was a nod to sleb culture with one of Ringo Starr’s jackets (which you weren’t allowed to photograph). My main interest in it was the size – I’d always been under the impression he was a biggish chap, but even accounting for the skinny 60s fit that jacket was tiny!
Oh, and this c18th suit was lovely, I dont know if you can see from my pic but none of the edges are hemmed. The wool is of such quality you can just cut it with no fear of fraying, which is why if I don’t have time to hem the surcotes I won’t bother fretting about it since the red wool is of similar quality
I also did my civic duty and told two women off for touching a stand full of Westwood couture. They ignored me so I told the guard. Unfortunately the guard was literally three foot tall and appeared to have quite bad scholiosis, so I don’t really blame him for not tackling them. I’m all in favour of giving people jobs, but I think the least the council could have done was to give the poor bloke a taser so he had a fighting chance…Actually I’m in favour of all museum staff being given tasers, come to think of it.