William Dods, Hosier, Glover, and Shirtmaker, Grand Hotel Buildings, 13 and
15, St. George’s Road.—
This is a fine establishment, most carefully arranged and conducted, and by reason of its proximity to the Charing Cross station of the tramcars for Kelvinbridge and Paisley Road, and to the St. George’s Cross and Crosshill cars, exceptionally well situated far its particular business. Everything supplied by a general outfitter can be seen here in neatly arranged profusion.
For gentlemen there are shirts of all kinds and colours, from the stiffly starched regulation white of evening dress to the “Oxford” or “Regatta” of the most violent hues. His make of shirts is a matter upon which Mr. Dods justly prides himself, and he guarantees that which all wearers so ardently desire, but so seldom get, “a perfect fit.” Pants and under vests of silk, lambswool, merino, and a dozen other materials, all find a place on his shelves, while the little et-ceteras in which masculine vanity is sometimes apt to display itself are all amply catered for by the extensive display of gloves, scarves, ties, and hose, suited to the most capricious or the most frugal of purchasers.
In short, a gentleman may find in Mr. Dods’ shop everything he can possibly want for his personal comfort or adornment, excepting of course such articles as he is accustomed to resort to a tailor for. Umbrellas, braces, rugs and rug straps, collars, cuffs, handkerchiefs, dressing and travelling bags, all are here inviting selection. For the ladies, too, Mr. Dods provides in an equally inviting and effective manner ; whilst the juvenile members of a family, often by no means the least difficult to please, must from the very completeness of the stock be readily suited.
Although he has been established in his present premises but some ten years, the effect of Mr. Dods’ knowledge and experience in catering for a fastidious public are everywhere visible. The light and decorative appearance of the interior of the large shop, with its mirrors and gilding, all bespeak the enterprising tradesman who knows what his customers require, and does his best to supply their needs.
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