Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Under Garments

  1. #1
    Newcomer to Brit-Gen
    Join Date
    Jan 2020

    Default Under Garments

    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

  2. #2


    First, a very warm welcome to Britgen.
    When searching I was struggling to determine what, exactly, was "underwear" at this period and found -

    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.
    "dyfal donc a dyr y garreg"


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Select a file: