Fashion changes over the years; nowadays faster then ever. So it's great to find old shops and signs for companies that have long since folded, or advertisements for items of clothes that we can now only find in second-hand or vintage shops.
Can you remember Dunn & Co, the high street gentlemen's outfitter? All their shops were smart-looking with lots of wood and a row of stained glass city crests running along the top of each plate glass display window. Practically all of these have been dismantled but you can still find a row of windows at street level of The Strand Palace Hotel. The wall advertisement is opposite Angel tube station.
The 1950 and 1960s are represented here by Evelyn of Walthamstow and for a glimpse of the 1970s go and check out the boarded up shops of Sam Arkus in Berwick Street, Tony the Tailor in Blackstock Road or Trussons in Waterloo.
Ghost signs advertise dress coats in Tisbury Court, Soho, aprons in Tottenham, and corsets and calicoes in NW5. Our Sons Ltd in Brixton lists eight brands that they stock, only a couple of which still manufacture today. Monster Clothing in Borough, meanwhile, show off their European connections.