Sunday, July 22, 2012
Men's Fashion Warehouse to Close 10/31
Fate of a Salesman: TRAILER from Eidolon Films on Vimeo.
Prince of Petworth reports that Men's Fashion Warehouse will permanently close its doors on Halloween. Earlier this year some readers attended a documentary about the store, its owner, and its employees. The documentary is still a work in progress, but the reviews I read were positive. Hopefully we'll be able to see the full version on H Street sometime soon. Here's a description of the film from Eidolon Films' website:
Fate of a Salesman is an intimate portrait of a way of life on the verge of disappearing. In its 60th year of business, Men’s Fashion Center in Washington, DC has come to represent identity, legacy and redemption for salesmen Willie and Steve and owner Jerry. But business has crawled to a halt in the face of a tough economy and changing neighborhood, pushing the store to the brink of closure. Set amidst racks of pin-striped suits and feathered hats-- the clothing of a bygone era-- the men struggle to redefine themselves as the place with which they have long identified begins to vanish.