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!
About The Author
Jessica Ballard-Barnett is a lawyer by day, and an amateur historian by night. A lifelong Indianapolis resident, she has a passion for old houses with velvet wallpaper, graveyards with ominous markers, and religious relics.
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