Was abroad and dashing off through the hotel lobby to a critical business meeting with our firm's CEO. On the way out of the hotel, brushed against the sharp edge of a jewelry display case with the upper sleeve, near the shoulder, of my navy Brioni. The damn edge sliced through my sleeve like a razor, leaving a 5 inch gapping gash, with the white sleeve lining showing noticeably. Merde.. I had no other suit. And we had no time to do any sort of damage control. The meeting lasted all day, including an exclusive luncheon, preceded by cocktails which had me standing up in a crowded room, and every time shaking hands the damn gap opened up to greet people like a smiling ghoul. I never knew clothing could cause such pain. When I finally got back home and visited my tailor, he saluted me saying, I see that you've been promoted to a one-stripe corporal.... Now let's do the other sleeve.