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The Xtra Diary: ‘No joke to do bespoke’

Tim Arnold

Published: 21 June, 2013

TIM Arnold (pictured), the Soho Hobo, has released a musical tribute to the hardworking tailors of the West End.

The singer-songwriter’s new track features actor Phil Daniels and pays homage to the area’s historic connections with the tailoring industry, with quips including “It’s not a joke to do bespoke. To make a gent of every bloke.”

Tailors features in the song include Mark Powell in Marshall Street, with the line: “First up is Mr Powell, he’'s always on the prowl. We don’t do made-to-measure, comes the friendly growl.

“Tucked away on Marshall, always looks his best. His workshop is a castle, for the sartorially obsessed.”

The track, Ain’t Made to Measure, is out in July.

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