Men of the Cloth. It wasn't supposed to ship until sometime this fall, and I pretty much forgot about it.
Well, on Thursday it arrived in my mailbox, and I couldn't wait to watch. Problem was: I had a huge order of Christmas stockings to finish off, two holiday parties to attend, and worst of all, the cupboards were bare (or at least what passes for bare in my house, which meant there were plenty of staples but we were out of Trader Joe's double roasted salsa and guacamole).
After we got home, Mario picked up the DVD and asked if I wanted to see it. One of his grandfathers was a tailor and his dad worked as a cutter in a clothing factory, so even if he can't sew himself, he has a lot of familiarity with it -- and he's had to listen to me for the better part of 10 years.
Folks, this movie is absolutely fascinating. It's pure porn for the sewing/tailoring enthusiast, it's a wonderful story of there older, traditional master tailors and one young man who turns away from his industrial design degree to apprentice as a tailor. It shifts from New York to Italy to Philadelphia and back again, following the construction of one suit from the customer selecting the fabric to the same happy customer striding through NYC wearing his brand new suit (haven't we all wanted to leave a store wearing our new shoes or whatever?).
If you haven't seen this movie, you need to. You can order the DVD here.