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Man who dressed The Beatles remains a cut above the rest

Thursday, July 18, 2013

ASK many people in Liverpool where the Queen Arcade is and they will probably look at you blank. But while the little alley, which cuts a right angle behind the junction of Dale Street and Castle Street, may not be known to all, some of the customers of the small tailor’s shop along it are known the world over.

Craft Tailoring, possibly the only tailoring firm left in Liverpool that actually hand makes its suits (most will take measurements and send the dimensions off to a factory to be made up), has, in its owner Walter Smith, a national award-winning suit-maker, who dressed the city’s great and good from the 1960s onwards.

It was in the summer of 1962 that one of his regular clients, NEMS music store owner Brian Epstein dropped in to see him. But this time, he was not looking for new attire for himself.

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Source: Liverpool Daily Post

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