When he left

Mr. Alexandre used to work here, from 1962 until he died in 2016.

From the street, looking through the window, it doesn’t look like this place is abandoned. He might come back. Someone might come back for their bespoke suit.

If you read Portuguese, please head to Blog dos Alfaiates, Mr. Alexandre’s story is there along with other stories about other masters of elegance.

Photo: Alexandre Alfaiate, Praça Coronel Pacheco, Porto

Author: dreamingofmelville

I have watched too many movies for my own good, I have an absolute passion for clothes and an immense hunger for life and wanting to just take it all in. My closet (s) is a mirror of my current self, my former self (selves) my personal movies, my plans for extreme style makeovers and all the characters I did not get to play. I'm trying to tell the story of who I am, who I was and of who I will (most probably) not become one error at a time. These are the mistakes that make up my Closet of Errors. They are all intentional mistakes and part of of various attempts at writing my own story, at creating personas, at playing with possibilities. As most of our mistakes have consequences, so did my errors. I have no more space for all of them and while not having a minimalist, capsule wardrobe approach to life, I need to make space for a whole new set of errors. I hope you find some errors to identify and experiment with so I can share the story and intention behind them and see them transform into new narratives. The name of this blog (and of my shop) is a little twist on Shakespeare's "The Comedy of Errors" because this is also a story of mistaken identities

3 thoughts on “When he left”

  1. Mysterious story! I found myself wondering why there was a baseball bat lying on the floor. Did Mr Alexandre die of natural causes or did that pesky baseball bat have anything to do with it??? Really liked this, thanks 🙂

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    1. The current state of the shop / atelier is a complete mystery; there’s a lot I don’t understand about the objects and the way they are placed. Mr. Alexandre did die of natural causes; I’m glad the bat was not involved . Thank you for stopping by 🙂

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      1. I love a good mystery!! And your story has lots of it, will stop by again. Thanks for liking my post ‘Tailor’ I have since updated it cos I didn’t have time to finish it properly would love to know what you think of it now. Thanks 😉

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