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COSTA MESA — Jimmy Au, a Beverly Hills tailor specializing in suits for men shorter than 5-foot-8 — including some unnamed Hollywood stars — on Friday donated $50,000 worth of designer suits to a Costa Mesa-based nonprofit.
The people at the Working Wardrobes headquarters on Pullman Street eagerly welcomed racks of labels donated by Au, which featured works of sartorial splendor designed by the likes of Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, DKNY and Ralph Lauren.
"This is just absolutely miraculous," said Jeri Rosen, the founder of Working Wardrobes. "We have a number of clients that are men are under 5-foot-8. This will be critically important to us."
She added that the quality of the suits was the best she's ever seen.
Working Wardrobes operates thrift stores around Orange County and works to empower jobless or unemployed men and women in reentering the workforce. Based on referrals, the nonprofit provides job hunters with a complimentary set of business clothes to dress up for job interviews as well as free advice for their job search.