Crazy thought: anyone seen a range of this tailor's work product? Especially with the sort of things one might wear to work? I myself don't wear a lot of kilts, but I do wear wool flannel suits.
I really liked the video series and also the Rory character as presented in them, and I have about 5 yards of really neat cloth I brought back from Europe lately and nobody in my town with whom I would trust it. I like the idea of helping a young person get started, too.
And for what it is worth, my hope is that both parties in the debate that took over this thread are in a better place. Business affiliations and partnerships don't always end well, and they really don't always end well when they start off as a good idea between friends and not an auspicious idea between personally disinterested professionals who know what is and is not likely to work. Even then, money can get lost. Feelings can get hurt. Things can be said. You want to keep that to yourself and move on unless there is a lot of money involved and your lawyers think an amount substantially greater than their fees and court costs can be recovered by making a bigger deal of it. My recollection of New York artisanal cooperations is that they often end badly for the simple reason that each partner is, at the end of the day, asking the other to perform work for something they can't pay the rent with. Rent always wins, and so the thing you are asking the other guy to do in exchange for what you are doing for him get bumped for paying contracts. It is what it is.
So has anyone commissioned Rory Duffy and seen what he can do?