In 1905, Leo Ettinger immigrated from Austria to Indiana and opened Leon Tailoring.  This ad, from 1944, features suits and frocks for the dapper men and women of Indianapolis.  Leon Tailoring Company still exists today, and is still hailed as a place Don Draper from Mad Men might go to get a suit.  Interesting factoid – in the 1970’s/1980’s, Leon Tailoring advertised by making suits for local wrestlers to wear, perhaps as a way to showcase their ability to make suits in any size!

One response to “Sunday Adverts: Leon Tailoring”

  1. David says:

    Took my father there ten years ago to get a couple of pairs of new dress slacks made as he could not wear off the rack. It was like a trip back in time to the 50’s and 60’s when dad had a personal tailor. We would go in and order him a suit for Christmas and choose the fabric and the tailor knew the style and size.

    We want to see history preserved, so let us back our words with our actions and visit places like Leon’s and Stout’s downtown. We can experience living history and support it’s continued existence.

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