- - Monday, March 28, 2016

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

I was honored to serve as President Ronald Reagan’s suit-maker for many years. The position enabled me to get to know the wonderful First Lady Nancy Reagan. Mrs. Reagan brought high fashion to Washington and kept it here right up through the last minute of the Reagan administration.

Since then, it seems Washington has changed completely in terms of fashion. These days people seems to dress much more causally; it’s as though ladies and gentlemen have disappeared completely from our city. Everywhere you go, you see sloppy fashion and cheap suits imported from China. I am saddened to see this happen and see the art of custom tailoring disappear.

I am 70 years old now, and I don’t know how many years God will allow me to remain here. I hope I can use whatever time I have left on Earth to help people remember how to present an executive image of the sort I helped President Reagan and many other U.S. presidents achieve.

IZAK SABATINI

Owner, Sabatini of London

Washington


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