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Q: men's tailor in Washington ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: men's tailor in Washington
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: mendy9-ga
List Price: $25.00
Posted: 26 Apr 2005 07:26 PDT
Expires: 26 May 2005 07:26 PDT
Question ID: 514403
In the last year or so an article appeared in The Wasington Post or The New
York Times about a very special men's tailor in Washington. The shop
was located at or near 14th and F Streets NW, as I recall   Please help me find
the article--or his name.

Request for Question Clarification by rainbow-ga on 26 Apr 2005 08:02 PDT
Hi mendy9,

Is there anything else you remember about the this tailor? Any part of
his name, anything specific you remember having read about him, etc...
Anything at all, no matter how small it may seem, may help in this
search. Thanks.

Best regards,

Clarification of Question by mendy9-ga on 26 Apr 2005 12:06 PDT
Hi, Rainbow, I regret I cannot remember any identifying detail, like
his name or any other name of the shop, except that vague address. 
According to the article, his clientele was not limited to the
rich--and the prices mentioned were not stratospheric.   it also
mentioned that he served both men and women, and that some of his work
was still worn after 10 or 15 years.  My apologies for this sketchy
question.  I'm grateful to you for trying.
Subject: Re: men's tailor in Washington
Answered By: markj-ga on 26 Apr 2005 19:23 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
mendy9 --

I am virtually certain that the article you remember is "In the Fine
Line of Duty: For Sartorial Style, D.C.'s Power Brokers Find Tailored
Suits Befit Their Needs," by Maureen Fan; The Washington Post; Nov 1,
2004; pg. A.01

I am also virtually certain that the tailor you remember is Georges de
Paris, whose business address is 650 14th St. in D.C.

Here is a link to an article about Paris, which may jog your memory:

The Hill: Georges de Paris,The Frenchman who dresses President Bush
By Albert Eisele (1/29/03)

To access a "preview" of the Post article and purchase the complete
article if you wish, go first to this linked page:

Washington Post: Archive Search

Then just enter the terms "de paris" "tailor" (without the quotes) in
the search box.

Search Strategy:

I started with the Post's archive search tool and found the article by
using the search terms "tailor" and "14th" (without the quotes).  This
led me to the "preview" of the article.  I then used Google to search
for "baytok" (a name mentioned in the preview), "tailor" and "14th"
and found a mention of de Paris high in the search results:

baytok tailor 14th

I then went back to the Post's archive search tool and entered the
terms "de paris" and "tailor' (without the quotes), and I was again
led to the article I referenced above.

This is virtually conclusive evidence that Mr. de Paris is the tailor
that interests you.


Clarification of Answer by markj-ga on 26 Apr 2005 19:31 PDT
mendy9 --

For some reason, I see that the link to the article in "The Hill"
doesn't work because it has a couple of extra characters in it. This
one should be OK, though.

mendy9-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $25.00
If all questions were answered the way Markj-ga (Rainbow)  answered
mine, you'd have a perfect five-star staff.  His was quick and
completely helpful.  I am very grateful because this information
enables me to carry out a special project.

Subject: Re: men's tailor in Washington
From: markj-ga on 28 Apr 2005 03:19 PDT
mendy9 --

Thanks very much for the kind words, the five stars and the generous tip.


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