Dear Russellquote:Originally posted by Russell Street
My Trad Army needs you!
The plan is to march on Savile Row and catch them while they are busy pleating & darting away down there.
I'm going to bring them some old Brooks & Press catalogues to look at.
All we'll do is 're-educate' them.
First London, then we'll have a pop at Paris & Rome.
I am honoured, but not really sure that I qualify for Trad's Army. When growing up in the late 60s/early 70s the Ivy Shop had a great and lasting influence on me and my chums - we would save up our pennies and make the long journey from Essex to Richmond on Saturdays.
But, as my forum name hints, I am not really a Trad. My main point of reference is really that elegant style that runs throughout Granada TV's superb adaptation of the great book. Perhaps best described as an 80s take on the England of the 20s and 30s! That must surely disqualify me from your planned venture into Savile Row