Related to BadassInANiceSuit, ManOfWealthAndTaste, and SharpDressedMan - those suits have to come from somewhere. This is a scene where the boss is conducting his regular business while a tailor is taking his measurements for a new suit. Most frequent in mafia stories, though also common in corporate and political thrillers.

This can be done as an EstablishingCharacterMoment to depict a character as clearly being the boss, as it implies he's very comfortable with the idea of the other characters as his subordinates. Bonus points if he talks freely around his tailor about things that should be kept secret, as this shows the tailor himself may also be a subordinate -- or too intimidated to ever dream of betraying his client.

In the case of a villainous character (usually the BigBad, though not always), this can also be used to show how evil he is (or at least a CorruptCorporateExecutive), ordering out atrocities with mundane nonchalance to show that [[ButForMeItWasTuesday these are his routine operations]]. The likelihood of the tailor surviving this encounter is inversely proportional to how nervous he seems while accomplishing his task.

In the case of a character who is on the hero's side, the amount of interaction between the boss and the tailor will reveal much about the nature of the boss.
* The boss pays more attention to the tailor's work (usually in a negative fashion) than the business at hand: almost always a case of ObstructiveBureaucrat.
* The boss pays absolutely no attention to the tailor, merely complying with the necessity of standing still and moving as needed: usually a sign of BadassInANiceSuit, and the sign of a ReasonableAuthorityFigure.

Note that simply having a scene where a character is fitted for a suit does not qualify for this trope. This trope is when a suit fitting is happening ''while'' the character is in some way conducting his business. As such, it's something of a subversion of VillainsOutShopping -- this villain doesn't see a shopping trip as any reason to put his work aside.



* In an E-Trade advertisement, the E-Trade baby does this, [[NoFourthWall talking to the audience]] while Enzo takes his measurements.

* Walter from ''ComicBook/TheMask'' gets fitted for a new suit to signify his ascendance to the role of proper BigBad. It also helps show off just [[ how huge he is.]]

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* There's a scene in ''Film/{{Snatch}}'' where Frankie Four Fingers talks with his boss Avi while being fitted for a suit in London. Played more for comedy than anything else, because Frankie is an underling rather than a boss, and some of the suits he is trying on are both a bit outdated and will change very quickly between takes. (For example, he'll be fully in a suit for one take, then a couple of seconds later he'll be half dressed in another, totally different suit from a different era).
* In ''Film/{{Payback}}'', Carter, one of the CoDragons for the BigBad who is presented as running the city where the story takes place, is seen putting on a suit as he gives orders about how he wants Porter taken care of.
* In ''Film/TheTourist'', Reginald Shaw has a Mob Boss Suit Fitting, even insisting that the tailor remain when his mooks arrive. He takes a report from his cronies, and uses the tailor's measuring tape to strangle one of them when he makes a mistake. Only at the end of the scene does he comment to the tailor, mentioning that the suit fits him very nicely.
* A variation in ''Film/TheUntouchables'', with Al Capone talking business while getting a straight-razor shave from a barber.
* PlayedForLaughs in the Creator/LouisDeFunes movie ''Film/TheWingOrTheThigh'', where the temperamental director of a restaurant guide is dictating a review of an establishment while a tailor is taking his measurements for a new suit. Of course, as he walks along dictating, he drags the poor tailor all around the office.

* ''Literature/HowToSucceedInEvil'' (the novel for sure, probably the podcast too) features, actually, ''many'' of these. Edwin Windsor's tailor is not just such a consummate discrete professional that a consulting supervillain can talk freely in front of him, he's actually one of his closest and most dependable cronies. Edwin's favored mode of re-centering himself and rebuilding his morale after any big setback is by having a new suit fitted.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Played with on ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', in the season 4 premier "Way Of The Warrior". Captain Sisko calls Garak[[note]]A simple tailor who is [[BlatantLies most certainly not]] a [[OpenSecret Cardassian spy]][[/note]] in for a fitting while he's having a staff meeting concerning the Klingons' plans to invade Cardassia. Garak is even mindful enough to [[LampshadeHanging ask Sisko if he's sure he doesn't want him to come back]] ''after'' the meeting instead of taking Sisko's measurements now.
* ''Series/TheCape'' had a scene with Peter Fleming and Scales meeting at a tailor to discuss buisness. Although Scales is just there to talk, Fleming insists on buying him a suit as well.
* In ''Series/{{Daredevil|2015}}'', [[Comicbook/TheKingpin Wilson Fisk]] introduces Leland Owlsley to his tailor Melvin Potter. Fisk himself doesn't need a fitting, of course, because Melvin already makes all of his suits and knows his measurements. The scene is used more to introduce Melvin, as he's the source of all of Fisk's knife- and bullet-resistant clothing. Melvin later supplies Matt Murdock with similar body armor, and becomes his main gear supplier by the start of season 2.
* ''Series/RobinOfSherwood'': The Sheriff in "Herne's Son", looking over new robes from his tailor while extorting gold from Sir Richard.
* "Pax Soprana", a first season episode of ''Series/TheSopranos'', shows Corrado Soprano, newly designated head of the [=DiMeo=] crime family of New Jersey, being fitted for a new suit. His tailor tells "Uncle Junior" that the tailor's grandson recently committed suicide due to drugs sold to him by a member of Soprano's mob. Soprano has the dealer killed.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}}'': Tommy Clemenza's clothing store. Tom keeps 47's old outfits and a weapon or two in the back room.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* [[ This]] ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' spoof of ''Film/StarWars'' has [[BigBad Emperor Palpatine]] flipping out at [[TheDragon Darth Vader]] over the phone for losing the ''Millennium Falcon'', only for Alphonso the barber to cheerfully suggest hiring a bounty hunter.
--> '''Palpatine:''' (''hangs up'') I just want to sit in a hot bath and cry!\\
'''Alphonso:''' You're looking for some guys? What about a bounty hunter? You know, a guy who looks for a guy for money! My sister's dating one!\\
'''Palpatine:''' Alphonso, you're a lifesaver!!!