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The Vintage Guide To London | October 1, 2014

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London Walking Tour: The Men Who Made Menswear

London Walking Tour: The Men Who Made Menswear

Ever wanted to know why George ‘Beau’ Brummell became so famous? Or where Mr Fish popularised the kipper tie? Or the sartorial connection between Jan 30th 1969 and Feb 14 1969? Or why St James’s became associated with gentlemen’s outfitters in the first place? Or how the election of a Labour Government in 1945 lead to Teddy Boys? Or how the Marshall Street baths played a significant role in how today’s high street looks?

Then come along on a new London Walking Tour all about the men who made menswear. Tour guide Russell Nash is a professional tour guide and a member of the City of Westminster Guide & Lecturers Association. His walking tour around St James’s and Mayfair charts the history of
menswear over the past 200 years.

Join him as he tells stories of the men who made menswear. See the places where they worked, lived and played as he tells the story of men’s clothing through the lives and careers of the men who commissioned, inspired and made it. John Lock, Bunny Rodger, The Duke of Windsor, Tommy Nutter, Henry Poole, John Stephen, Montague Burton, Beau Brummell, and Rupert Lycett Green are just some of the familiar and sometimes not so familiar names who crop up on this entertaining and informative walk.

The tour starts on the steps of the Athenaeum Club, at the corner of Pall Mall and Lower Regent Street, London SW1Y 5ER.
Nearest tube: Piccadilly Circus

Check website for next tour date

Tickets are £8.00/£6.00 concessions.
No need to book in advance, just turn up. However, please contact russell@guiderussell.co.uk or telephone on 07958 318007 to let him know to expect you.

Image: Hanson Leatherby

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  1. Menswear was almost non-existent until a few years back. It is good to see how these were influenced by different places and came into existence with their sassy styles and high-street looks.

  2. Chaz McGaz

    Russell is a superb raconteur. Great fun. Despite the freezing weather he kept us captivated for an hour and three quarters with fascinating stories and details. I recommend the tour when he next does it next in March next year – hopefully warmer times.
    PS. Get this man on the telly!

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