The old high quality men's stores downtown, used to order suits, made up in various sizes, styles, quality ranges made by various tailor companies in NYC who would sew their store name labels inside these suits. The department store on the other end of the main street stocked suits that were more cost effective to the budget of mostly young men.
I treat all of my customers equally, whether very poor or very wealthy, Private and General, I give the same best quality work and help those that need it as I may.
I had a poor feeble man, who is legally blind and in his mid 80's, have someone drive him over. The gentleman brought a nicely tailored,close (slim) fitted three button, two piece suit that he had in his possession since 1963. The jacket was in good serviceable outside condition, a button missing or damaged. Interior body lining was still very solid and in good condition.
The main issue was the sleeve linings in both arms was torn, shredded and basically crumbling away. This was a bit of a surprise, since the coat body lining needed nothing at all done too it. I re-lined the jacket sleeves and had matching replacement button for him, had it cleaned and when he picked it up, I told him that it was already paid for.
In contrast, the first customer today, drove up in new SUV, wished for a few slim fitted suits made, the gentleman wants to bring in his own fabric and offered to pay up to $200.00 per jacket and $300 per two piece suit.
Edited by jeffrey2117, 30 May 2013 - 01:07 AM.
"An intelligent man knows he is ignorant, a ignorant man knows he is intelligent".