Moses, Mods and Mr Fish: The Menswear Revolution

Exploring the radical changes in men’s style over the last 100 years.

Advertisement for “Mufti” (civilian) clothing from Moss Bros, 1918 © Moss Bros

Advertisement for “Mufti” (civilian) clothing from Moss Bros, 1918

Spanning from the first tailoring workshops of the 1850s to the explosion of mod culture in the 1960s, this exhibition delves into the fascinating history of the modern male wardrobe.

Men's fashion was completely transformed by the introduction of read-to-wear clothing in the 19th century, and Jewish people in particular were instrumental to the design, manufacture and retail of the trends that would spread across the world.

At the heart of the industry were figures such as Montague Burton, who founded the Burton clothing chain in Sheffield and whose company made a quarter of British military uniforms during the Second World War, as well as Moses Moss of Moss Bros, Cecil Gee who founded and Michael Fish. 

Venue details

Jewish Museum London 129-131 Albert Street, Camden Town London NW1 7NB 020 7284 7384

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £7.50)

Sun – Thu, 10am – 5pm
Fri, 10am – 2pm

Closed on Jewish Festivals (see website for details)