Mens Suits on CBS
CBS with Doug Dunbar and Steve Pickett bring you the best mens custom suits made all by hands. Model Tailors designs and makes custom suits for celebrities, reporters, news anchors and television personalities. People of taste and style. A Century of tradition from Model Tailors since 1916.
These days you can get a suit at any department store but the tradition of custom made clothing has always had an audience. There is one woman who carries on the tradition to this day and her dedication shines as a well woven art. Steve Pickett takes us to Greenville avenue to meet Domenica.
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She sits with silent Singers all around. Stitching threading cutting and crafting with the soundtrack of her homeland as background.
This is all by hand
Domenica Sciortino’s forty plus years inside this Greenville avenue business is tailor made from Italian culture and American skill.
Hand made that is much better. When you make it by hand you make it for the body for the person.
Sciortino the suit maker. A tailor of new clothing.
Model Tailors is well woven in Dallas history built in 1916 and known for tailor Alberto Cercone.
And I came to this country just to come to visit. I have been blessed to come to United States to seek out this business.
But its been Domenica arriving in the US in 1969. Still at the table, her fabrics, her thread. Still doing it by hand. In the past few years she has essentially worked in this back room alone. And frankly clientele has been shrinking. But now there is new help and new life here. There is an additional custom tailor. The Cercone label remains stitched to the pockets of every blazer borne here. With the hands that helped maintain the Greenville Avenue shop are the same hands tailoring suits today. It is Domenica’s domain still.
Steve Pickett CBS 11 News Dallas.