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At 90, Tony Bennett is living proof that 'quality lasts,' in clothing and careers

At 90, Tony Bennett is living proof that 'quality lasts,' in clothing and careers

One of Tony Bennett’s earliest memories of “wearing a great suit” was on July 11, 1936, when a teacher arranged for him to sing at the opening of the Triborough Bridge, now known as the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge, in New York City.

“I walked hand in hand with Mayor [Fiorello] LaGuardia, who is still one of my heroes, and I remember the beautiful white silk suit I wore that day,” said Bennett during a fall interview with The Times. “It was one of the first times that I recall appreciating clothes and knowing how special it made me feel to be well-dressed.”

Ever since, suiting up has been a given for Bennett, even in the...

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