06 January 2010

Suits you, sir...

Thought I would share this photo of my son being measured for his first suit while in India. These tailors were very sweet, and every time we visited them I thought of the book “A fine balance” by Rohinton Mistry. A beautifully moving novel set in Mumbai and features, amongst other things, tailors trying to make a living. Its a book that moved me to tears, so every time I went to the shop I welled up.

In the photo my son looks like a huge basketball player; although he is pretty tall, these guys are quite petite. My daughter, an art student, designed a coat and the tailors made it for her. They were both delighted with the outcome.

Cover of A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry

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