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Does anyone know a tailor or designer* from whom I could get a suit with pictures of myself all over it?

It's the indubitable next step in the evolution of men's style.


*Besides the obvious (Stacy Adams.)
post #2 of 22
Is that so that they won't loose it at the dry cleaners????
post #3 of 22
gotta love Uncle Bob, the man really knows how to run a country. and put together an outfit.
post #4 of 22
Those African dictators had a certain style. Look at Quadaffi.
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Dictator Chic
post #6 of 22
where is Eric Glennie when you need him ?
post #7 of 22
Actually the topic of Mugabe and his clothing is quite an interesting one. I've read several things about how into his clothes he is and apparently he hasn't gained a pound in decades. He is a massive anglophile. I'm not sure who he uses but since he cannot go to the tailor, he quietly pays for tailors from Europe to come to him. I'm no expert but if anyone knows more, please share. As always though, the clothes do not make the man.
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Originally Posted by Knowledge is King View Post
Actually the topic of Mugabe and his clothing is quite an interesting one. I've read several things about how into his clothes he is and apparently he hasn't gained a pound in decades. He is a massive anglophile. I'm not sure who he uses but since he cannot go to the tailor, he quietly pays for tailors from Europe to come to him. I'm no expert but if anyone knows more, please share. As always though, the clothes do not make the man.

I read that he had his suits made on Savile Row. Doubt if that is the case these days, as no reputable tailor would tarnish his reputation by dealing with Mugabe.
post #9 of 22
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He is a massive anglophile.
I don't think that's a word I'd use to describe him. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008...d=networkfront
post #10 of 22
Forget the human rights, his biggest crime is obviously the overmatching of tie and square!!

post #11 of 22
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Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley View Post
I read that he had his suits made on Savile Row. Doubt if that is the case these days, as no reputable tailor would tarnish his reputation by dealing with Mugabe.


Don't underestimate the power of money
post #12 of 22
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Forget the human rights, his biggest crime is obviously the overmatching of tie and square!!
That's actually sort of interesting, in that the pocket silk's pattern seems to be an inversion of the tie's. But yeah, overmatched.
post #13 of 22
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Originally Posted by mr monty View Post
Don't underestimate the power of money

I don't, but I would imagine its too big a risk for any of the Savile Row tailors. One small leak that they cater to Mugabe, and I can imagine their London business declining very sharply.
post #14 of 22
I've read in Monocle that he is indeed, a fan of Savile Row though I recall he has local tailors copy the suits now. Along these lines, Mobutu Sese Seko used to charter the Concorde to have his hairdresser flown in from New York to a specially-built airport in his birth village where he had built a palace. Interestingly, there is also a replica Forbidden City palace there that the Chinese government had also gifted him. He would also charter the Concorde for shopping trips in Paris.
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Along these lines, Mobutu Sese Seko used to charter the Concorde to have his hairdresser flown in from New York to a specially-built airport in his birth village where he had built a palace. Interestingly, there is also a replica Forbidden City palace there that the Chinese government had also gifted him. He would also charter the Concorde for shopping trips in Paris.
I see you picked up Dictator Style in the Borders clearance section too. A good use of $3.99.
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