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Testimonials

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The package arrived today. Everything looks great and fits beautifully. [Retrofit] is a brilliant idea, and has worked perfectly. Thanks a lot for providing such a professional and friendly service. I’ll definitely be ordering from you again in the future.
- Andrew Key (Shrewsbury, U.K.)

Thinking about ordering from A FINE TOOTH?

We’re not every man’s favorite retailer. But we are a few distinguished gentlemen’s preferred clothier. READ ALL TESTIMONIALS HERE.
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Gino Ray

GINO RAY at A FINE TOOTH

Thanks to Gino for modeling our second round of Winter 2008 inventory.
In the SHOP now.
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Michael Foley

MEN'S PLAID CAPE from A FINE TOOTH, WINTER 2008

Thanks to Michael for modeling this plaid wool cape from the Bemidji Woolen Mills, and navy tall hat, both circa 1940.
In the SHOP now.
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Rocket Science - Movie Du Jour

A FINE TOOTH Recomends ROCKET SCIENCE

My new favorite movie is called Rocket Science.
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Michael Venezuela

Thanks to Michael for modeling this 3-button wool suit for Winter.
In the SHOP now.
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Victor Solomon

VICTOR SOLOMON at A FINE TOOTH

Here in the rain stands Victor Solomon, the embodiment of simple elegance in A FINE TOOTH, head-to-toe.
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Our New Vintage Category

His & Hers Vintage at A FINE TOOTH

I’m a big fan of Stanley Marcus, so with tongues-in-cheek we’ll be trying something new at A FINE TOOTH this holiday season: His & Hers Vintage.
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DANDY PANTS in Political Art

RYAN SCHUDE at A FINE TOOTH

Our FITTED TROUSERS make a cameo appearance in this photograph by the talented Ryan Schude.
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Kevin Barnes and his Tourific Toggery

We’re not just stuffy suits and (extremely) well-fitting trousers around here. Stagewear is another one of our sidelines. And one of our favorite front men is Kevin Barnes, lead singer of Of Montreal.
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Ryan Ross of Panic At The Disco

PANIC AT THE DISCO at A FINE TOOTH

Apparently, this band is a big deal or something.
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DANDY PANTS on MegaPuss

MEGAPUSS at A FINE TOOTH

Someone sent me this photo today asking if these are our TROUSERS on Devendra. Yes, they are, and thanks for finding them out in the wild.
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Kevin O’Leary

KEVIN O’LEARY at A FINE TOOTH

Witness Kevin O’Leary in his vintage frames and Sable Ushanka Hat from A FINE TOOTH. Kevin is now well-prepared for winter in his home burrough of Brooklyn, NY.
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Anna Gracheva - Femme Du Jour

ANNA GRACHEVA at A FINE TOOTH

Here is the lovely Anna Gracheva of Moscow, sporting her vintage eyeglasses from A FINE TOOTH with a smart jacket and even smarter hair cut. Bravo, Anna. Thank you.
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“James Dandy” in 944 Magazine

A FINE TOOTH in 944 MAGAZINE

A FINE TOOTH in 944 MAGAZINEby Mickey Glass

James-Dandy

A Designer Makes a Fine Mess of Things
Don’t tell James Kessler you wear a large. He doesn’t believe in sizes…
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“Suitably Fitted” in Vegas Magazine

A FINE TOOTH in VEGAS MAGAZINE

VEGAS MAGAZINEby Shelby Allison Mcgee

Suitably Fitted

During a trip to India, James Kessler fell in love with a suit—and went on to form on-line vintage store A FINE TOOTH, providing bespoke menswear for rock stars and style hounds alike.
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Nocturnal Jake - The Bebop Suit

It was my pleasure to style the jazz-obsessed young protagonist in Jonathon Silvio’s new film, Nocturnal Jake.
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Handsome - Chat Du Jour

HANDSOME at A FINE TOOTH

Because he’s been a great sport the past few weeks.
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Andrew Sea James

Self Portrait by ANDREW SEA JAMES for A FINE TOOTH

Thank you to Andrew Sea James for his lovely self-portraits in some of our Vintage Sunglasses for Summer.
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YSL - RIP

RIP YSL

Ravishing. :(
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Anthropology - 5 Short Films by Victor Solomon

ANTHROPOLOGY 5 SHORT FILMS by VICTOR SOLOMON at A FINE TOOTH

It was my pleasure to style these five short films by director Victor Solomon, based on the book Anthropology, by Dan Rhodes.
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Keith + Kenny

KEITH AND KENNY WITH LOVE FROM A FINE TOOTH

Weddings are always a cause for celebration when the cause for the wedding is love. But when it’s also for progress, I say “God Bless America.”
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A FINE TOOTH at SXSW

A FINE TOOTH at SXSW

Two SXSW showcase shows: 3/12 at Beso Cantina and 3/15 at Sonny’s Vintage. Great bands! Join us if you can. RSVP here.
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DANDY PANTS: Made-to-Measure and Guaranteed to Fit

MADE-TO-MEASURE TROUSERS Hand-Finished by Our In-House Tailors and Delivered to You in Five Business Days. Want to Know More?

THE SIZE IS YOU

Through our factory method we can build a pair of trousers fit especially to your body, and ship them out to you within five business days.

All without ever meeting you.

Want to know HOW WE DO IT?
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The New Young Impersonators - Drew Johnson & Richie Lillard

DREW JOHNSON JIM MORRISON IMPERSONATOR at A FINE TOOTH

Drew Johnson, Jim Morrison impersonator, sporting DANDY PANTS - MEN’S FITTED TROUSERS.
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Lord Whimsy - Author, Speaker, Raconteur

LORD WHIMSY at A FINE TOOTH

Thanks to Allen Crawford (aka. Lord Whimsy) for this photo.

Lord Whimsy's The Affected Provincial's Companion, Volume One As you may know, Whimsy’s book, The Affected Provincial’s Companion, has been optioned for a film by Johnny Depp called Mortdecai.
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James Hudson - RIP

JAMES HUDSON at A FINE TOOTH

Our head tailor, Todd Hudson, lost his father, James Hudson, this Sunday, Nov 18. Our thoughts are with The Hudsons this Thanksgiving.
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OK Go Measure Up For DANDY PANTS

Thanks to OK Go for starring in this video promoting our DANDY PANTS - MEN’S FITTED TROUSERS.
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Will Smith

WILL SMITH at A FINE TOOTH

No, not that Will Smith, this Will Smith. In this vintage YSL suit.
In the SHOP now.
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Chance Jackson

Fine fellow, and one of my best friends and favorite models.
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“Fine & Dandy” in Racket Magazine


Fine and Dandy

A FINE TOOTH Suits Up Bands, Celebrities and Style Seekers

In ‘LABEL WHORE’ by Jennifer Henry
Reprinted from APR 07 issue of RACKET MAGAZINE

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Devendra Banhart - Tony Troubador of Topanga

DEVENDRA BANHART at A FINE TOOTH

Devendra Banhart Fader MagazineWe showed up one afternoon in Topanga while Devendra, Noah and Luckey were finishing up the new album, Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon, brought some clothes and took the band’s measurements for pants.

Look for Devendra wearing A FINE TOOTH in this month’s issues of Fader Magazine and GQ.
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DANDY PANTS for Devendra

Thanks to Devendra and friends for appearing in our first ad promoting DANDY PANTS - MEN’S FITTED TROUSERS.
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Keith Musil - Writer, Director, Bat-man

KEITH MUSIL at A FINE TOOTH

I knew Keith was damaged goods when he told me my first commercial for A FINE TOOTH should be about a group of scientists chasing a bat that flies through solid objects.
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The Corlene Machines with The Killers & Louis XIV

It has been my pleasure to dress The Corlene Machines, opening this Friday night for The Killers and Louis XIV @ Theatre Under The Stars, Las Vegas.
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Max Supera

Max Supera of The Corlene Machines, wearing a pair of pink seersucker Dandy Pants, very poorly sewn together in a pinch by yours truly.
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Promotionally Yours

Special thanks to Brian Hainer for bringing both his talent and his ideas to this, our first set of promotional photos.
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Keil Corcoran - STRFKR

KEIL CORCORAN at A FINE TOOTH

It was my pleasure to dress Keil Corcoran—of the bands STRFKR, The Vulcans and Flaspar—for this year’s lineup of Las Vegas’ Twenty Most Beautiful People.
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Damian Kulash - OK Go

DAMIAN KULASH at A FINE TOOTH

Every time I think of Damian I think of Pamplemousse, his favorite french word. Long story, which you can read here.
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OK Go Ties & Buttons - Going Fast

Our official merchandise for OK Go.

These one-of-a-kind OK Go Ties & Buttons are authentic band merchandise. They have been selected and approved by Ok Go, and designed and produced by A Fine Tooth in San Francisco, CA.

Each item is part of a limited-edition series of only 65 ties and 35 buttons. Each is completely unique and made from one of a select group of original vintage ties. A different thread color has been chosen for each tie, resulting in a one-of-a-kind design, selected and approved by Damian, Andy, Tim and Dan.

TIES:

ALL ITEMS SOLD. THANK YOU.

 

BUTTONS:

ALL ITEMS SOLD. THANK YOU.


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Clark Caldwell - King of the Bingo

Thanks to Kerri Johnson for these hilarious photos of Clark Caldwell, master of ceremonies for this year’s annual bingo tournament at Lucky Tackle in Oakland, CA.
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Of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?

I was honored to dress Of Montreal for press photos for their new album, Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?
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Devendra Banhart - Summer Sonic

It was my raw and unmitigated pleasure to dress Devendra and his band—performing as Bathhouse of the Wind—for this year’s Summer Sonic Festival in Tokyo, Japan.
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Kai Kunimoto

Thanks to DJ Kai Kunimoto for wearing this suit with such panache.
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Tarik Thami - Tokyo Yogi

Tarik Thami is one of only two people in the country of Japan certified by guru Pattabi Jois to teach the ancient form of yoga known as Ashtanga. He’s pictured here in Viranchyasana A—and a Corneliani suit made for I. Magnin, circa 1980.
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The Backdrops


the backdrops at a fine tooththe backdrops at a fine tooth

Here are some images from our shoot with The Backdrops and Tokyo-based photographers Hirose Shinya and Riri Inoue at Asahi Studios in Chuoku, Tokyo.
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Sung Kang - Actor

SUNG KANG at A FINE TOOTH

It was my pleasure to dress actor Sung Kang for the Hollywood Premier of Fast And Furious 3: Tokyo Drift on June 4, 2006 at Universal Studios.
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Hollywood Premier - Fast & Furious 3, Tokyo Drift

You may remember director Justin Lin and actors Sung Kang and Jason Tobin from Better Luck Tomorrow, an MTV Film. Here they are at the premier of Fast & Furious 3: Tokyo Drift on Sunday June 4, wearing threads by A FINE TOOTH.

Rumor has it the trio’s next project is a seventies period piece based on the life of Bruce Lee. (You didn’t hear it from me!)
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Vincent Gallo

VINCENT GALLO at A FINE TOOTH

Actor, Director and Musician, Vincent Gallo is as good looking as this picture is a bad likeness of him.
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Sean Lennon

SEAN LENNON at A FINE TOOTH

Friday’s Gentlemen’s Cocktail Hour at The Salon served as afterparty for the finale of this year’s Mission Creek Music Festival.

I sold a pair of Beatle boots to Vincent Gallo while his bandmate, Sean Lennon, chatted away in one of my Louis XIV chairs. NBD.

Thanks to Kyra Brown for the photos (that’s one of Kyra’s belts on Mr. Lennon).
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The Producers - Mission Creek Music Festival

It was my pleasure to dress the producers of the Mission Creek Music & Arts Festival for this year’s tenth anniversary.
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The Lovemakers - Shake That Ass

by Stephaine Witherspoon

The Lovemakers’ music is infinitely danceable and catchy. I should know. I just spent fourteen hours listening to the same track, yet still find it in my heart to shake my ass whenever I hear the opening beats.
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Over Our Heads - OK Go plays Times Square

by Stephaine Witherspoon

We are thirty-six floors up waiting for OK Go to take the stage for their New Year’s Eve performance atop the Pontiac Garage in New York City’s Times Square, to be televised on (of all places) ESPN.


Myspace [is] why I’m even present tonight –as the wardrobe assistant for A Fine Tooth, a vintage men’s clothing start-up based in San Francisco, which managed to land this gig after friending the band less than a week ago.


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