Mens Custom Suits on News 8
15110 Dallas Parkway Suite 120,
Dallas Texas 75248
Cynthia Izaguirre: And while American Airlines has been in business for 90 years.
A tailor shop in Dallas has them beat
News 8 David Schecter takes you to a place where everything is made by hand
Just like it used to be.
DAVID SCHECHTER: Taste’s change. But a well dressed man never goes out of style.
And that’s what’s kept Model Tailors in business for one hundred years. Beautiful
This was its original location in Deep Ellum. Linda Rogers is a long time employee.
LINDA: Absolutely the best workmanship. The best quality.
And as I say: A Century of Tradition.
ANNA: Sixteen and one half
DAVID: Anna Loya bought Model Tailors two years ago and she continues the tradition
ANNA: Some of the customers they have a different length of the arm
DAVID: I have different length arms.
ANNA: You have … You have … You’re perfect. So …
DAVID: They’re the same? Both arms are the same?
DAVID: While Anna took my measurements we shared some history about the earliest customers.
ANNA: Gamblers and Blues singers. Mafia. Local mafia bosses.
DAVID: Other customer have included the guys from ZZ TOP. Stanley Marcus who started Nieman Marcus. Those are his receipts.
MR. PEPPERMINT: Good morning. Welcome to Peppermint Place.
DAVID: And Jerry Haynes the star of the long running children’s show on WFAA TV, Mr. Peppermint.
That’s the actual bolt of fabric they used for his costume.
I had children who watched Mr. Peppermint. I have a son who juggled on Mr. Peppermint.
In any era, a custom made suit is always a luxury.
If it fits right, it gives you … It gives you … Success. And victory in business. You just feel better. You feel better once you put it on.
And a hundred years later it’s a feeling that people are still willing to pay more for. David Schechter channel 8 News.