There are a few very notable haberdashers throughout London and the US.
William Adams a 17th Century haberdasher was born in Newport. Adams founded the Adam’s Grammar School in 1656.
Captain James Cook was an 18th Century English explorer who became captain of the Royal Navy . Cook was one of the first people to map Newfoundland. Cook then made three voyages on the Pacific Ocean and was one of the first Europeans to discover Australia and the Hawaiian Islands. In his early years Cook grew up in Yorkshire and had formal schooling. After 5 years of schooling Cook started working for his father. Cook then began apprenticing at a haberdashery, which then turned into the start of his life at sea.
Joseph Merrick was the eldest of three with a younger brother and sister. At the age of three Merrick began developing a deformity of bumps that were forming on the left side of his body. Merrick’s mother died when he was at the age of 12. His stepmother did not want him due to his deformity; so he decided to leave home. Joseph began working as a haberdasher’s assistant, and later became known as ” The Elephant Man” in a sideshow act. After all of his money was taken Joseph resided in a hospital. He later died of what people say was a broken neck from his massive head not being able to support the weight.
Harry S Truman was the 33rd President of the United States. Before he married his wife Bess Wallace him and a friend opened a haberdashery in Kansas City. In 1921 during the depression his store went bankrupt.
Johnny Carson, the host of the Tonight Show, was hosting this show for over 30 years. Carson was given many awards for his performances. One of Carson’s business ventures during his career was a clothing line. His clothing line helped turtlenecks become a fashion trend. Carson retired in 1992 from show business. Carson died in 2005.
Notable sometime haberdasher Wayne Knight who was most known for his role in Seinfeld and Christopher Lloyd most known for his role in Back To The Future are famous actors.