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Arthur Black Shirts

Postby Rodders » Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:46 pm

Who remembers Arthur Black of St Enoch Square who would make the most outlandish shirts in the 1970's to your taste?

What design did you ask for?
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Re: Arthur Black Shirts

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:11 pm

If I had wanted a short sleeve shirt with a button down collar and button down pockets on the front and on the sleeves with six buttons on either sleeve and epaulettes and a spoon loop on the back I would have gone to Arthur Black. Luckily enough I didn't so I had my shirts made in a small shop in St. George's Road.

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Re: Arthur Black Shirts

Postby Fossil » Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:52 pm

Dexter St. Clair wrote:If I had wanted a short sleeve shirt with a button down collar and button down pockets on the front and on the sleeves with six buttons on either sleeve and epaulettes and a spoon loop on the back I would have gone to Arthur Black. Luckily enough I didn't so I had my shirts made in a small shop in St. George's Road.

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Re: Arthur Black Shirts

Postby Mori » Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:17 pm

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Re: Arthur Black Shirts

Postby hungryjoe » Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:06 am

Shirts and Slacks at Arthur Blacks.

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Re: Arthur Black Shirts

Postby banjo » Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:58 am

i recall a shop in partick that had the name name arthur black incorporated into the floor tiles at the entrance.might even stilll be there.between the three judges and the salvation army place i think.
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Re: Arthur Black Shirts

Postby Icecube » Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:13 pm

I usually got my nickname embroidered above the left hand pocket. AB's shirts were good value, not the kind of thing you'd go for now ofcourse.
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Re: Arthur Black Shirts

Postby jloughli » Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:04 pm

I used to design my own shirts at school and get them made up by wee Arthur. His place was 2nd floor up in flat next to RS Mccoll. He also made me a pair of sky blue pin stripe trousers with piping around back pockets. Designed my sweaters too and got them made at Argyle House at top of Buchanan St. Shoes from Ravel on Argyle St and Prince of Wales Check made to measure suit from one of the many tailors on Argyle St. Where the **** did I get the money?
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Re: Arthur Black Shirts

Postby cumbo » Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:12 pm

I remember them well, he stocked Ben Sherman as well. Cool
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Re: Arthur Black Shirts

Postby Mori » Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:29 pm

Yes i remember them well too, i got a couple of made to measure shirts there with all the buttons and patches (no tartan though) :D

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There was also a tailor in the next close 1 floor up Alexanders i think they were who made a lovely pair of trousers and suit for me, and an elvis replica jerkin. 8)

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Re: Arthur Black Shirts

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:31 pm

and they still can't get any women to come to an HG night out.
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Re: Arthur Black Shirts

Postby Yvonne Gregory » Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:25 pm

Rodders wrote:Who remembers Arthur Black of St Enoch Square who would make the most outlandish shirts in the 1970's to your taste?

What design did you ask for?

Hi I worked for Arthur Black on a Saturday morning with my friend Ann. WE did all the drawings and took down the details of the made to measure shirts. Arthur did all the measuring. We worked there from 1967 -1968 [It was the best Saturday job ever as we were both still at school] and we had a great time meeting all the guys and girls who were regular customers
My name is Yvonne. Who remembers us behind the counter???
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Re: Arthur Black Shirts

Postby wheresmacrew » Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:00 pm

I remember all of the shops Arthur Blacks, Argyle House, and I used Alexanders and Jackson the tailors. I was a regular at both A.B. and A.H. Fond memories....
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