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Robb Report article on Frank Shattuck

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What kind of tailor risks his hands by boxing (or sparring)? I find that to be interesting.
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Good question. Craftsmen really need to be careful. Ditto people like surgeons. They're always risking their livelihoods. A surgeon friend suffered a wrecked shoulder while skiing. The cost of taking time off was prohibitive, so he's gone over a decade without any treatment for the shoulder. Luckily for him he's made good money and could retire if he wanted, he's simply a workaholic.
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Good question.  Craftsmen really need to be careful.  Ditto people like surgeons.  They're always risking their livelihoods.  A surgeon friend suffered a wrecked shoulder while skiing.  The cost of taking time off was prohibitive, so he's gone over a decade without any treatment for the shoulder.  Luckily for him he's made good money and could retire if he wanted, he's simply a workaholic.
not covered by insurance?
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Apparently it would have cost quite a bit for the medical group he was a part of to find a locum tenens to fill in for him, even though it would have been for a very short time - I think something in the neighborhood of $10,000/day. Locum tenens work can be extremely lucrative, if they don't mind the "transient" lifestyle.
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Two bespoke clothing enthusiasts that I know feel that Mr. Shattuck is the BEST of the BEST.
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Apparently it would have cost quite a bit for the medical group he was a part of to find a locum tenens to fill in for him, even though it would have been for a very short time - I think something in the neighborhood of $10,000/day.  Locum tenens work can be extremely lucrative, if they don't mind the "transient" lifestyle.
I've got a friend that does this part of the year. The rest of the year, he makes very little doing research "for the greater good" at a large institute in the US. (I was surprised really that these MD/PHD guys doing disease research don't make a heck of a lot of money). The locum tenens work, he claims, allows him to live fairly decently, the rest of the year.
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Frank has learned a good deal about bespoke tailoring from Raphael, from whom he rented space in the past, prior to setting up his own shop. Frank still visits Raphael for guidance on various complex tailoring technique. I saw Frank at Raphael's just the other day. He does an absolutely hysterical impression of Mimmo the fake tailor. I own one of Frank's suits--I think Frank would readily concede that the Best of the Best Tailor distinction has deservedly been earned by his NY mentor, though Frank is equally passionate about his work. Alas, having recently earned a part on a successful television show, his acting career may cause him to hang up his shears, as well as his boxing gloves.
MG? Say it ain't so. I would never buy a suit from Mimmo Spano. To his credit, when we spoke he made it very clear that he is just a designer and not a tailor. It's the silly publications that write of various designers as being tailors when they may not be.
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I have an hard time believing he is better than some of the European tailors.
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