Though in times of melancholy, he feels like a dinosaur, fastidiously turning out true hand-made, sculpted suits in an era of fake designer hype and casual Fridays that desperately pretend to capture a lot more weekdays, Garcia is heartened by those trends. But none of that matters, really. He surveys his team of authentic tailors, every one of them a veteran of the craft since childhood, and he muses, “Entire long lives dedicated to this. They all have tried to leave but they can’t.”
“Every tailor tries to leave tailoring. It’s part of the curriculum of this tedious craft and not particularly well remunerated. And they all come back. You can only be a tailor”.
A Fitting Tradition The Miami Herald -Enrique Fernández