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A Tailor Old As Time

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Every once in a while, a film comes out that really speaks our language and clings on to every fiber of our being – and that film is “Men of the Cloth” – a documentary that chronicles the decline of an important and historic art – the art of the tailor.

In a world of fast and cheap clothing production – the tailor is an old-world luxury that is slowly becoming less and less accessible to the masses.

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The documentary explores the skills and savvy craftsmanship these artisans utilize to turn pieces of cloth into works of art.

Director Vicky Vasilopoulis followed three humble accomplished master tailors – Nino Corvato, Checchino Fonticoli and Joe Centofanti – showing off their engineer-like skills, and weaving together their individual journeys and stories. Their passionate devotion to the age-old craft translates onto the big screen.

Tailoring began with the Italian Renaissance – and by mid-20th century when ready to wear clothing and industrialization took over – many old world artisans suffered.

This documentary explores how these three geniuses survive in their businesses – and their touching dedication to a dwindling craft.

Rich details, sewing machines, intricate details, scissors slicing through fabric, all visually stunning.

If you’re the kind of man who loves a good suit, loves the perfect fit, but also appreciates the work that goes into making it – you’ll want to see “Men of the Cloth”.

Check out the film’s website here.

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