Tag: WDF Vincent

The Tailors Handbook – Ninth Part of a Man

Nine Tailors making a Man

This is the third article taken from “The Tailor’s Handbook of Useful Information” by W.D.F. Vincent published in c1905 It is the second part of the the handbook which counters the ridicule sometimes offered to tailors about being only one…

The Ninth Part of a Man

Private Lawler

This is the second part of the book – I have added some links at the end to provide further reading for the men mentioned in the article. THE NINTH PART OF A MAN The probability is that ere any…

More from the Tailor’s Handbook

The Tailors Handbook Introduction

This is the second article taken from “The Tailor’s Handbook of Useful Information” by W.D.F. Vincent published in c1905 It is the first part of the the handbook which mostly exhorts the health benefits of the Tailoring Trade. “…I want…

The Advantages of Tailoring

Cutting Academy Flyer

This is the first part of the The Tailor’s Handbook of Useful Information which mostly exhorts the health benefits of the Tailoring Trade. INTRODUCTION Some while ago I was invited to visit a number of lads who were learning how…

The Tailor’s Handbook

Frontspiece of the Tailor's Handbook

“We believe it is the duty of every man to know all he possibly can about the trade or profession to which he belongs, and the contents of this book are the outcome of much diligent study and research on…

The Noble Army of Tailors

Cutting Academy Flyer

These chapters appear towards the end of the original handbook, however as it gives a context to the numbers of Tailors in the overall population, I felt they would be more appropriate to start with.

The Vincent Square and other news

The Vincent Square

I thought it was time to update and provide some new information about my forbears. I have a number of articles coming up taken from W.D.F. Vincents book “The Tailors Handbook of Useful Information on Social, Literary, Historical, Practical and…

More about W.D.F. Vincent

Book Cover: Tailoring of the Belle Epoque

W.D.F. Vincent b. 18 June 1860 d. 18 June 1926 Introduction by Betty Williams from “Tailoring of the Belle Epoque” publ R.L. Shep 1991 ISBN 978-0914046110 Mr. W.D.F. Vincent When I think of tailoring, and tailoring books, anytime between the…