I WAS introduced to Barney’s by my good friend, Jimmy Hellewell of Parson Cross in the late 50s and was 17-years-old when I first had a tailor-made Barney’s suit. And yes, you were noticed when you went up town.
Today’s designers couldn’t follow his technique in tailoring. The best suits.
There was also Bill Mackley of Corporation Street. He was the same type of bespoke tailor. One of the best.
I think Furniss and Duke, also good tailors, worked for Barney at one time. Does anyone know when?
I remember Barney’s son, Ralph, playing snooker and, losing, making a suit or jacket for the winner.
Jack Halliday, Hoyland