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Winston Churchill refused to pay tailor's bill of more than £12,000

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Interesting:http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/winston-churchill-refused-to-pay-tailors-bill-of-more-than-12000-a6758186.html

My tailor wouldn't let me leave the store without paying, but "Quod licet Iovi, non licet bovi"
post #2 of 6
I thought this was going to be a £12,000 bill non-inflation adjusted, in which case I was ready to side with the PM!

I wonder what % of his clothes were actually bespoke.
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Originally Posted by makewayhomer View Post

I thought this was going to be a £12,000 bill non-inflation adjusted, in which case I was ready to side with the PM!

I wonder what % of his clothes were actually bespoke.

My uninformed guess is all his clothes (suits, shirts, coats) were custom made, since that was the order of the day for his kind. He was an aristocrat, army, politics and writing was just adding something meaningful to his life.
Also, even people like him at that time didn't have huge wardrobes, few good peaces at any given time, and of course a strict code what to wear in the morning/evening/countryside...
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I have seen something similar in SuSu Jort collection, although in navy pinstripe :-). Now I know what it's used for...
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That's so last decade. Nowadays tailors refuse to deliver pantz.
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