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The great city of Liverpool began as a tidal pool next to the Mersey. It was probably called the 'lifer pol' meaning muddy pool. There may have been a hamlet at Liverpool before the town was founded in the 13th century.
It is not mentioned in the Domesday Book (1086), but it may have been too small to merit a mention of its own. King John founded the port of in 1207.
The Tower Building was built in 1908.
In the 1910's three of Liverpool's most famous buildings were erected on the site of St George's dock, which had been filled in. The Liver Building was built in 1911. The Cunard Building was built in 1916. The Port of Liverpool building was also built at that time. The Lady Lever art gallery opened in 1922.
During World War II Liverpool was a target since it was obviously an important port. Some 3,875 people died in Merseyside and more than 10,000 houses were destroyed at that time. Many more people were seriously injured and many more houses were damaged.
The fashion sense in Liverpool in the 1960s was influenced by the world-famous Beatles; they would wear black suits with either a Nehru collar or two-button jacket with very slim lapels, white shirt with slim collars and very slim narrow tie; the trousers would be plain front, very narrow skinny leg and have narrow bottoms.
Times have changed somewhat. Now, in the Liverpool studio, I would recommend a two-button jacket with two side vents, a narrow lapel about 3 inches width with a four-button cuff and fancy lining to bring out the suit. For the trousers I would go for a plain front straight leg and a nice boot cut bottom.
London rightly lays claim to being one of, if not, THE fashion capital of the world but it wasn't always so.
13th Century - Robin Hood and his Merry Men put Nottingham on the map.
17th century - King Charles I kick-started the civil war, at Nottingham Castle. The castle was the only royalist stronghold in the country to withstand Oliver Cromwell's New Model Army and upon his victory he personally saw to having Nottingham Castle razed to the ground, rendering it useless.
During the Industrial Revolution, Nottingham was internationally renowned for its lace production, supplying lace to the royal courts of Europe and the empire, stretching all the way to China.
(The Lace Market as it is today)
Style is still very much at the heart of the Lace Market, which is home to world-renowned designers.
In the mid 1960s the Mod look had swept the nation. Nottingham was a hot bed for 'mods'. In their distinct-looking suits, with mohair and wool mixes , long pocket flaps, boot cut trousers and skinny ties, they toured up and down the country's roads, on their scooters at the weekend, before swapping the mod look for their day job suits in the week.
Nowadays, Nottingham is a multi-cultural society with each culture bringing with it its own unique look when it comes to suits and fashions. In Nottingham I often see Nehru suits, which when cut correctly, look absolutely stunning at weddings or on special occasions. I also see people sporting very bright shirt /tie combos with a traditional classic-cut suit!
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