Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by uriahheep, Mar 3, 2005.
What kind of tailor risks his hands by boxing (or sparring)? I find that to be interesting.
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?
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.
Two bespoke clothing enthusiasts that I know feel that Mr. Shattuck is the BEST of the BEST.
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.
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.
I have an hard time believing he is better than some of the European tailors.
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