Meet Tommy Glenn, late of the United States Navy. He has a different gig now from his military days. One that takes him out of uniform. Over his years with us, Tommy developed another sort of uniform. His suits were modeled on the zoot — the logical extension of the London Drape popularized by legendary jazz performers like Cab Calloway. A tall man, Tommy wears them well. This season, we thought we’d take him in a new direction. Backward. Instead of 1948, we searched the Leviner Wood archives and turned up some ads for gentlemen’s suits from the turn of the century. The 20th Century. Well, somewhere around the late 20’s, early 30’s anyway.
Single breasted, three button suit in light gray with sky blue pinstripes, double-breasted waistcoat, double pleated trousers worn at the natural waist. The gray ultrasuede collar, sky blue lining and mother-of-pearl buttons set this suit apart from any off-the-rack you might find. Our shirt is a gray mini-check with contrasting collar and cuffs, worn with a yellow, blue and gray tie that keeps the whole from being too formal. Different, appropriate, custom. That’s the advantage of clothing you create with Leviner Wood; it is entirely yours.