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Ratty3646
20-01-2020, 9:09 PM
I am researching the Withers family from Birmingham who from 1730 to 1830 were Tailors in Smallbrook street.
Did such Tailors also make and sell underwear, or was that a separate craft and occupation.
Thank you

helachau
21-01-2020, 9:33 AM
First, a very warm welcome to Britgen.
When searching I was struggling to determine what, exactly, was "underwear" at this period and found -
http://historicromance.wordpress.com/2008/08/18/underwear-in-the-18th-century

What did you have in mind as "underwear"?

It mentions "small clothes". I wonder of this is the origin of "smalls" sometimes used to refer to underwear today.