Eric Musgrave

Since 1980, menswear & fashion retail commentator, opinionated thought-leader,
event host & all-round top bloke. Contact me to discuss working together.

Drapers Record 1980-1982

First published on 6 August 1887 as The Drapers’ Record, the weekly publication was known as “the bible of the clothing industry”. I joined the magazine, the title of which had been shortened to Drapers Record, on January 28 1980 as a junior reporter and stayed until mid-1982, by which time I was news editor, when I moved down the office to Men’s Wear.

This selection is from 1982. (Apologies for the iffy quality of some of the scans – The National Newspaper Library obviously knocks them out quickly).


Here are some of my articles from 1981


These are some of my earliest features from Drapers Record in 1980.