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Tagg Brothers Shirt Company (1923)

Tagg Brothers Shirt Company (1923)
Sioux City, Iowa

The products of the Tagg Bros. Shirt Co. are sold in over a thousand towns in 37 states of the United States. It is one of the most extensive made-to-measure shirt companies in the country. The firm was first organized in 1879, by A. R. [Alfred Ringrose Tagg] and E. C. [Edwin C.] Tagg, featuring made-to -measure shirts in their retail men's furnishing store; the store trade being later dropped in order to give more time to the rapidly growing manufacturing end. Both of these left the business and Walter V. Tagg came into active partnership. He is president of the incorporated company at the present time and has associated with him his two sons, W. C. [Walter Clifford Tagg], who is vice president, and E. S. [Elyn Stone Tagg], who is secretary-treasurer. The original company was established in Chicago, moving to Sioux City, January 1, 1915. They now make, besides shirts, dental gowns, pajamas, night shirts and underwear. This is all made-to-measure, the company keeping all measurements on file so that a man can order from any part of the world. A force of 60 people is required to handle the manufacturing, selling and office part of the business.

John D. Adams, Three Quarters of a Century of Progress (1848-1923), A Brief Pictorial and Commercial History of Sioux City, Iowa (Sioux City, Iowa: Verstegen Printing Co., 1923), page 123.

Names expanded in brackets "[ ]" by W. Fred (2007)

Complete book scanned and transcribed at Rootsweb - Coover Family - Books of Historical Interest (D.J. Coover).