Leeds nostalgia: Yorkshire Film Archive clip shows Leeds tailors

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See out weekly Yorkshire Film Archive featured clip below...

The film opens with a jacket hanging over a rail, above which a man looks on with a puzzled expression at a shop assistant who is helping a customer try on a new suit. The customer tries on a jacket which obviously doesn’t fit. The sleeves are far too long. The shop assistant tries to persuade him that this would be better for his job as a barman pulling pints in a pub.

Despite the customer’s protestations and appeals to his daughter looking on, the shop assistant continues to give him bogus reasons as to why the jacket more suitable than the fit he has requested. The shop assistant then tries to get the customer to try on the trousers, which he has altered, with the jacket.

The customer insists that he wants his new suit to be the same as his old one, which fits properly.