But there was the future to consider. “We hadda expand. Since I was known not just for good suits but suits that held the BO in, I figured, we’ll move into your warmer markets. In retrospect, I should have gone traditional - Miami. Rome. LA. But by now the kid is a partner, okay, and he says you get more bounce with exotic locations. This was after the war, with Tiki bars and all that crap, so I figure it can’t hurt to go exotic.”

The stores - located in various locations (see ad on left) did not do well.

“That’s when I should’ve realized the kid wasn’t right for the business.”