26th November 2017

What?! More tailor’s buttons?

A. Boswarrick, Melbourne:

Arthur Boswarrick, originally from Ballarat,  (1867-1944) was a tailor in Sale, Victoria, in partnership with Mr Herbert Phillips.  They ended their partnership in 1889,  with Arthur continuing alone.  Unfortunately the business failed the following year.  He  moved to Melbourne by 1891 and by 1893 he was advertising for employees for his “Eclipse Tailoring Company” in Sydney Road, Brunswick.  He was involved in the local council and also local sporting clubs.  His first wife died in 1904 and his second wife in 1909,  only days after giving birth.  How sad.

Alston & Brown, Melbourne:

Mr Alston was born in Glasgow and came to Melbourne in 1852.  In 1857, due to the retirement of his previous partner, Thomas Alston went into partnership with William White Brown selling clothing and drapery. They became known as very fashionable, high class drapers in Collins Street until they closed the business in 1888. Mr Alston was to become a director of various companies and public institutions and a JP. He died on Christmas Day, 1907.

The article below was published in the Australasian, 12th July, 1884.


Mark and Philip, Ballarat:

These tailors operated from bridge Street, Ballarat in the 1930-1950s.

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