Illustrations by Shino Arihara
“President Bush’s tailor yesterday pooh-poohed an Internet conspiracy theory that a boxy bulge visible between President Bush’s shoulder blades during the first debate could have been some kind of prompting device. Georges de Paris, who made the suit worn by Bush, said the bulge was nothing more than a pucker along the jacket's back seam, accentuated when the president crossed his arms and leaned forward.”—Seattle Times, October 9, 2004
Le Klepto — Double-breasted suit with bulges generously distributed throughout the pocket zones of jacket and slacks.
Le Content de vous voir — Three-button, prep-styled suit with a trouser bulge that is discreet, yet impressive enough to leave no doubt in Miss West’s mind.
L’Après-midi d’un faune — Unvented two-button jacket with Continental styling. Tail bulge, coiled for streamlined look. Fedora with horn bulges, rakishly curved. Optional trouser bulge (Le Satyre model).
La Passion — Outline of cross visible in jacket and seat of slacks. Padded armpits keep arms horizontal at all times — watch the crowds part for you, as they do for Mel.
Le Tigre — Three-piece suit in Harris tweed with long, elegant vertical line in each trouser leg. Bulges just above the cuffs. Select from iron-, wood-, or putter-shaped bulges.
Le Magnum .44 — Because nothing’s quite as hot as a man who’s packing heat.