Thursday, May 21, 2009

18th Century Stays and Stay Makers

The Stay Making trade in England during the 18th century was a man's profession, as a seperate business or incorporated into the tailoring, habit making trade.

"The Stay -Maker is employed in making Stays, Jumps and Bodice for the Ladies. He ought to be a very polite Tradesman, as he approaches the Ladies so nearly"

The London Tradesman c 1747

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