I got a great submission the other day from reader Andrew Rader, as follows:
I went to a tailor’s shop in Philadelphia [shown above — PL] to get some pants hemmed. Turns out that the proprietor (who speaks broken English) and his wife — Pat and Anna Scioli — have been the tailors for the Philadelphia Eagles for 14 years. Pat was more than happy to show me some of the current work for the team, and he said he had just finished the practice jerseys — about 300 of them. I asked if he noticed any differences between Nike and Reebok, and he said no. He also does all of Andy Reid’s game day alterations (black mock turtle necks and such).
Pat and Anna were delightful. Their primary business is formalwear alternations (cash only). Such a great guy who’s passionate about his work and spent an extra 20 minutes chatting with me and showing me many of his favorite photos.
I plan to ask more questions next week when I pick up my pants, so if you or the readers have any questions, I may be able to come in ready and get some good responses from Pat (even with the broken English). People can submit their questions to me here.
How great is that? Big thanks to Andrew for offering to be the Uni Watch emissary to the Eagles’ tailor.
That’s it for today. Everyone have a great Memorial Day, and I’ll see you back here with full-length content tomorrow.