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After 30 years, custom suit maker Victor Pascal to retire in May

After 30 years, custom suit maker Victor Pascal to retire in May

"I never wanted to be a master tailor," said Victor Pascal, dressed impeccably in one of his own creations: a light blue striped dress shirt and steel blue pinstripe suit. "But God decides what he wants us to do."

Pascal's custom suit showroom was quiet that morning as the longtime tailor reminisced, looking through drawers containing Polaroid photographs of his fashion shows and clippings of articles written about him over the years. He occasionally spun around the temples of his glasses in his fingers.

In the long, rectangular room at 22 Light St., a deconstructed suit on a dress form revealed the craftmanship that has made him a mainstay since 1988; with...

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