Easy and Elegant Life

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In the Know

I’m not in the habit of posting all the PR tips that I get, especially after so many others before me have already featured the same thing. However, I will pass along this one, simply because one of my favourite suits came from a Filene’s Basment sale in Washington D.C. . It is a glen plaid, three piece flannel Freedberg originally destined for Barney’s. I couldn’t have touched it, except at Filene’s. A hundred dollars in alterations later, it is just about perfect. “A hundred dollars!” you say. All told, the suit cost me less than USD$250 and some fifteen years later I still feel like a million bucks in it.

Know your size, know your tastes, know a good alterations tailor and know that you’re bound to find something no matter where you look. Now you’re in the know.

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