my mother was a tailor

but not in New Orleans. In Dunedin to be precise. That’s the near south of the South Island in New Zealand. Or more poetically Otepoti i te Wai Pounamu.

It’s a cold place and, yes, it’s true Mum was a dressmaker and sometime tailor. And she had a pretty good collection of jackets most of which I have inherited.

NZ was once a place of quality garments.. Discuss.

The NZ Fur Co Ltd. Made in NZ
The NZ Fur Co Ltd. Made in NZ
Blue leather. Brigid Brock. Made in NZ c 1980s
Blue leather. Brigid Brock. Made in NZ c 1980s
Astrakan.Furricoat by D.L. Ellis of Auckland NZ. c? 1980s
Astrakan.Furricoat by D.L. Ellis of Auckland NZ. c? 1980s
Suede. c 1970s? Silby of NZ.Makers of Fine Garments.
Suede. c 1970s? Silby of NZ.Makers of Fine Garments.

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