Jack Taylor's custom-made suits have stood the test of time, an always fashionable and enduring symbol of status. This documentary features candid interview footage and evocative vintage ...
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Jack Taylor's custom-made suits have stood the test of time, an always fashionable and enduring symbol of status. This documentary features candid interview footage and evocative vintage video and stills, revealing the colorful life of Jack Taylor, consummate craftsman, and fashion pioneer. A bittersweet portrayal of old Hollywood, detailing the demise not only of custom tailoring, but of an era.
Very Interesting Documentary...A Pleasant Surprise
I was simply channel surfing the other evening and came across this documentary, having missed only the first five minutes or so. As the daughter of a FANTASTIC European dressmaker and more or less designer, and having grown up with many custom-made dresses and suits, as well as a lifelong lover of film, I found this documentary to be a true treat. It's wonderful to see someone so completely in love with his work, and benefiting from fulfilling his passion by being vibrant at a ripe "young" age of 90. His detailed measurements of the stars and their irregularities ("right arm, 18 inches; left arm, 17.5 inches")brings back so many beautiful memories of my mother fitting me and a slew of her many loyal customers for decades, with our big, beautiful kitty Dexter (named after Cary Grant's "C.K. Dexter Haven", of The Philadelphia Story) taking comfort faithfully alongside in a big trunk of many colored and textured fabrics. This film offered a very interesting, intimate look into a charmed life, indeed.
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