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The Measure of a Man

The Measure of a Man

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From the publisher: Taking as its starting point a son''s decision to alter his late father''s last remaining suit for himself, this is a deeply moving and brilliantly crafted story of fathers and sons, of fitting in and standing out -- and discovering what it means to be your own man.

For years, journalist and amateur tailor JJ Lee tried to ignore the navy suit that hung at the back of his closet -- his late father''s last suit. When he decides to finally make the suit his own, little does he know he is about to embark on a journey into his own past.


Shelagh Roger's full length conversation with JJ Lee, author of The Measure of a Man. Recorded at Modernize Tailors in Vancouver's Chinatown.


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North By Northwest speaks to J.J. Lee about his relationship with his father, the social history of suits and his attempts to become an apprentice tailor.


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J.J. Lee discusses the social history of the suit on IDEAS.


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