the name was Ben Beber and the shop used to be opposite where Tesco's is now (corner of Mina Road and Old Kent Road). I can't remember exactly when they closed, but they've been gone a long time now.
they were still open when we moved to SE1 in August 2001, but closed down a few months after that (maybe as much as a year after) - there is now an internet place on the corner (diagonally opposite the Dun Cow - right behind the bus stop).
It's mentioned in 'Do Not Pass Go' by Thomas Moore.
is there still a tailors in walworth road? opposite cadiz street almost...
There's George Dyer, a little bit further up towards E&C than you're suggesting, Jan. http://www.threadneedlemantailors.co.uk/ Could he be the one? (Excellent tailor, imho, speaking as a satisfied customer.)
That's the one Ivanhoe..:-) my brother always used to go there, and he has a very good reputation...
wonder if he can make a floaty wedding concoction that would make me look halfway decent ( and a size 16 instead of 26!)