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Re: Glasgow department stores

Postby Fat Cat » Fri Jan 01, 2010 8:20 pm

Bridie wrote:I worked weekends in Arnotts (was it still called Simpson's as well then?) in Sauchiehall Street when I was at Uni and Sir Hugh Fraser (whoooooooooo) came down the escalators and waved over to me - the mere minion - on the lingerie counter 8)

when I say lingerie we're talking large beige girdles and large industrial cream bras



i worked in Arnotts Sauchiehall Street too. It was just before it closed down. I worked in the cafe in the basement clearning up the tables after the dirty barstewards who made a complete and utter mess. See they middle classes... :roll:
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Re: Glasgow department stores

Postby hungryjoe » Sat Jan 02, 2010 4:49 am

Henry Burton, on the corner of Buchanan St. and Gordon St. was where a discerning gentleman might pay a hundred quid for a shirt - in the 70s.
My dad paid 500 quid for a suit out of there, in the 70s. Daft old cunt.
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Re: Glasgow department stores

Postby Mark N » Sat Jan 02, 2010 9:25 am

hungryjoe wrote:My dad paid 500 quid for a suit out of there, in the 70s. Daft old cunt.

Eeek - that's the equivalent of over 3 grand in today's money (at least according to online inflation calculators) 8O
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Re: Glasgow department stores

Postby calamity » Sat Jan 02, 2010 10:46 am

jeez oh yer da must hiv been mnted, how did ah know meet him, aye ah mind that shoap..
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Re: Glasgow department stores

Postby hungryjoe » Sun Jan 03, 2010 3:39 am

Mark N wrote:
hungryjoe wrote:My dad paid 500 quid for a suit out of there, in the 70s. Daft old cunt.

Eeek - that's the equivalent of over 3 grand in today's money (at least according to online inflation calculators) 8O

Aye, it wasn't even made to measure. It had thread, allegedly real gold, shot through the cloth.
Around the same time I could buy a suit length from Mendelssohns in Cathcart, finest worsted mind, for 6 quid, and have a hand made, made to measure suit from Mark Duman or John Stewart, made up for around 50 quid. those guys were real tailors who sat cross legged on a bench and who's output was a jacket and a half per week (they sent the trousers out).
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Re: Glasgow department stores

Postby robertpool » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:51 pm

moonbeam wrote:To have an account and shop in R.W. Forsyth at the corner of Gordon and Union Street - now that was class!
I used to go to their January sales. Great bargains. Lewis's January sale downstairs was like a super jumble sale.
But you could get bargains.We dont seem to have these anymore. I was one of the "nutters" who stood outside Forsyths at 7.00am - I was 6th in the queue- to buy a gents suit one late December about 40 years ago.I can
still feel the cold now!!I had a interview for a new job in January and needed a "posh" suit.Got a suit and the job so it worked!!! Carswells was another good shop for mens clothes in the January sales.I always found Rowans in Buchanan Street a tad too expensive but who recalls the gents coffee place in it. It was always full of "office" gent types supposidly working at goodness knows what.Then Frasers had a lunch place where models used to show off dresses to the "ladies who lunched". Had a girl friend at uni who used to do a couple of these lunch time fashion shows between classes at uni.She got some sort of discount which seemed to benefit most of the girls in her year at uni!


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Re: Glasgow department stores

Postby Fossil » Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:52 pm

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Re: Glasgow department stores

Postby Mori » Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:19 pm

Digitaly adjusted. :D
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Re: Glasgow department stores

Postby Fat Cat » Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:30 pm

That female is creepy looking.
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Re: Glasgow department stores

Postby hazy » Sat Jan 16, 2010 12:00 am

Fat Cat wrote:That female is creepy looking.

I bet shallow hal aka fossil would still dip his wick. 8O
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Re: Glasgow department stores

Postby Lone Groover » Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:44 pm

Slightly orf topic ....

Anyone seen Spanish fans on sale in Glasgow ?

Not for me guv ! Honest !
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Re: Glasgow department stores

Postby hazy » Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:11 pm

Lone Groover wrote:Slightly orf topic ....

Anyone seen Spanish fans on sale in Glasgow ?

Not for me guv ! Honest !
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They only had Barcelona fans left . I was on the lookout for a Sevilla one myself. 8O
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Re: Glasgow department stores

Postby Lone Groover » Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:56 pm

hazy wrote:
Lone Groover wrote:Slightly orf topic ....

Anyone seen Spanish fans on sale in Glasgow ?

Not for me guv ! Honest !
:oops:
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They only had Barcelona fans left . I was on the lookout for a Sevilla one myself. 8O



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Re: Glasgow department stores

Postby robertpool » Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:00 pm

robertpool wrote:
moonbeam wrote:To have an account and shop in R.W. Forsyth at the corner of Gordon and Union Street - now that was class!
I used to go to their January sales. Great bargains. Lewis's January sale downstairs was like a super jumble sale.
But you could get bargains.We dont seem to have these anymore. I was one of the "nutters" who stood outside Forsyths at 7.00am - I was 6th in the queue- to buy a gents suit one late December about 40 years ago.I can
still feel the cold now!!I had a interview for a new job in January and needed a "posh" suit.Got a suit and the job so it worked!!! Carswells was another good shop for mens clothes in the January sales.I always found Rowans in Buchanan Street a tad too expensive but who recalls the gents coffee place in it. It was always full of "office" gent types supposidly working at goodness knows what.Then Frasers had a lunch place where models used to show off dresses to the "ladies who lunched". Had a girl friend at uni who used to do a couple of these lunch time fashion shows between classes at uni.She got some sort of discount which seemed to benefit most of the girls in her year at uni!


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Re: Glasgow department stores

Postby Doorstop » Sat Mar 06, 2010 8:24 am

Thon chick in the silk Tussore looks like she's been in a bad accident and put back together by trainees.
I like him ... He says "Okie Dokie!"
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