Tuesday, 7 July 2015

"OLD TOWN" , searching for timeless Simplicity and quite Authenticity/ VÍDEO: Behind the scenes at "Old Town"


General Idea.

We hope that this website will serve as an introduction to Old Town and as a reminder to existing customers of the current styles we make.


At Old Town we design an evolving range of everyday clothing. We produce around seventy garments per week from our own workshop using British cottons, woollens and linens wherever possible.

With regard to the design the aim is for simplicity and restraint with minimal styling, letting the construction influence the look. References are made to costume of the past but the intention is for contemporary relevance.


The shop and workshop is at 49 Bull Street, Holt, Norfolk NR25 6HP.

Our furnishing fabric designs are available from St Jude's.

Our ‘Stanley’ jacket, ‘Vauxhall’ trousers and ‘Bungalow’ dress styles, in a limited range of fabrics, are on sale at Labour & Wait, 85, Redchurch St., London E2.


Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 5pm (you might like to telephone before travelling any great distance).


Garments are selected from an evolving range offered in various sizes, fabrics and colours. Items are individually cut, sewn and finished before despatch by post.

The process takes about 4-6 weeks.

Garments are made to order as opposed to made to measure - giving the customer the opportunity to return the items if not satisfied. Items ordered for stage productions are non-returnable.

We accept payment by debit card so orders may be made by telephone or by post with a cheque.


You might like to telephone former Woolworth’s Saturday girl, Miss Willey who probably knows. The number is 01263 710001 or e-mail old-town@btconnect.com

Photographs by Scott Wishart.

These images were inspired by the long tradition of recording tradespeople and street types in illustrations and photographs, in particular those of Irving Penn, whose work from the early fifties is the subject of the book ‘Small Trades’, the name of which we borrowed for this series.

We also borrowed: Tea towels, blankets, feather duster from Labour and Wait of Redchurch St. Market baskets and produce from Leila’s shop of Calvert Avenue.

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