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J.J. Lee - The Measure of a Man

J.J. Lee's book The Measure of a Man opens with his discovery of an old suit that belonged to his father hanging in a back corner of his closet.  This find launches J.J. on a social history of suits, an exploration of his time trying to become an apprentice at Modernize Tailors in Vancouver and a recalling of his sometimes troubled relationship with his father.  He ties these three elements together seamlessly in a memoir that is interesting and moving.

Many CBC listeners know J.J. as the sartorial voice on the program On the Coast with his Fashion Monday reports.  He also writes about fashion for the Vancouver Sun and is an award winning radio documentary producer.

I could hear J.J.'s voice so plainly in the pages of this, his first book.
The Measure of a Man JJ Lee

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