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Natty Albert Hammond Sizes You Up

Is haberdashery it?


Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. is on a mission to save young men from ill-fitting suits. “A lot of people hate suits, because when they fit terribly, they feel strange inside, like they’re going to a bar mitzvah and they’re 30,” he says, explaining why he’s going into the menswear business. His line of suits, designed with celeb stylist Ilaria Urbinati (who’s dressed James McAvoy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and the ladies of The L Word), will be for sale this fall at her store in L.A. “I want to make suits that I’m going to have for myself,” Hammond says. “They’re for the person who needs his one suit for a wedding. He’d rather get something like this than go to Men’s Wearhouse, pay the same amount, and look like an out-of-date parent.”

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