The Man's Shop Opens

In 1931, FJ opened 'The Man's Shop' at the corner of Liebig and Koroit St in Warrnambool with bespoke tailoring room upstairs.  In this era, FJ started to specialise in ready-to-wear trousers as 'fill in' production in his tailoring business.   FJ operated from this building until he purchased the Pleasant Hill site in 1947 to cope with the need for expanded production space.  The Man's Shop building still stands in Warrnambool today.  

Man's Shop 1930's.  Photo: Jones Family Collection
Man's Shop Staff - 1930s.  Photo: Jones Family Collection
Inside the Man's Shop - late 1930's. Photo: Jones Family Collection
Man's Shop showing night lighting post-war. Photo: Jones Family Collection
Man's Shop decorated for Florado Festival in the 40's. Photo: Jones Family Collection
View of the Man's Shop from Suggest's verandah 1930's. Photo:Jones Family Collection
Bespoke tailoring room upstairs from the Man's Shop in the 1930's.  Photo: View of the Man's Shop from Suggest's verandah 1930's. Photo:Jones Family Collection
Man's Shop staff - 1940. Photo:Jones Family Collection
Man's Shop staff now grown considerably - 1945.  Photo:Jones Family Collection
FJ delivery vans 1930's.  Photo:Jones Family Collection
Mans' Shop in 1945.  Photo:Jones Family Collection
FJ fashion parade in the 1930s with L-R Jim Finnegan, Fletcher Jones, Bert Burleigh, Stan Vinell.  Photo: Jones Family Collection
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