Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Groshire/Austin Leeds ad, 1968

Groshire/Austin Leeds ad, 1968, originally uploaded by Gatochy.

Scanned from Taschen's "All-American Ads of the 60s". Click image for 497 x 700 size.

"When they ask Sammy about his Nehru suit, he tells them he had it made. And he's not putting them on.

Sammy is particular. He knows we don't manufacture suits. We make them. Much the way a Saville Row tailor makes his. Mostly by hand. We hand-cut the cloth. Then we shape it. And button-hole it. By hand. In all, we put an average of 40% more hand-shaping into our suits than you'll find in other suits that cost as much. Or more. Why? Because it's the only way to be sure that the suit will fit. Precisely. So when a friend asks Sammy who his tailor is, he tells them.

Groshire/Austin Leeds."

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