The Clothier and Furnisher Volume 86

The Clothier and Furnisher Volume 86

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...cotton warp and finely spun worsted weft or filling; the yarn used for the weft in those days was called "Tuskaloosa" worsted. Prior to the year 1842, the most expensive garments for men's wear were lined with pure silk-satin, and the medium and cheaper grades of men's clothing with numerous coarse stuffs principally of cotton construction; in those days mercerized linings were unknown and there was no suitable substitute for satin at a moderate price. Workingmen and farmers could not afford to pay the price for real satin to line their garments and as they yearned for something better and more sightly than the coarse cotton stuffs to be found aplenty, they gladly welcomed the introduction of this splendid wearing substitute (Italian) for real satin; hence the application of the name "Farmer's Satin." Of late years Italian or "Farrner's Satin" has been gradually falling into disuse being largely supplanted by variously constructed and patterned mohair fabrics, cotton back satin, silk mixed and mercerized cloths. VERY live merchant has often deplored the fact E that store equipment designers have overlooked or neglected the boys' suit and knee pants department. In recent years remarkable development has been made in devices for handling, displaying and selling all other garments, but this one particular department, which really requires more effort to turn advantageously than any other, is still handled in an antiquated and inefficient manner. The method of piling garments on tables, now in general use, cannot help but result in constant confusion, unnecessary labor and loss of time in looking for certain patterns, sizes and styles. Customers are unable to render salespeople...show more

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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 354g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236913809
  • 9781236913807