By  on July 21, 2008

DOMINICK CONDOLEO, MASTER TAILOR, MITCHELLS

The store’s oldest employee, Condoleo started working for Ed Mitchell 49 years ago. Although he had entertained ideas of opening his own tailor shop after emigrating from Italy, he opted to join a fledgling retail store in Westport, Conn., instead. His long career at Mitchells almost came to an end just after it started, however. “I was not happy with the person in charge [of the shop when I joined],” he recalls. “I didn’t like him. We had an argument and I decided to leave. But I went to Ed Mitchell and he said, ‘Wait until tomorrow.’ The next day he told me I wasn’t going anywhere and he put me in charge of the shop.”

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