'Suited' Is the New LGBTQ-Focused HBO Doc About a Tailoring Shop in Brooklyn
“We want people to be able to come into a store…and have the right to feel great about themselves.”
HBO’s newest documentary Suited looks into a Brooklyn-based bespoke suit-making company, Bindle & Keep. Known for having a clientele that is mostly (though not exclusively) individuals from the LGBTQ community, the film follows the tailors’ clients through their fittings, learning more about the struggles they face in their personal and professional lives as a transgender, homosexual or non-gender conforming individual.
Aiming to make a powerful statement in fashion, Bindle & Keep stick by the belief to help their customers “look exactly as they want to, through a suit fit that de-emphasizes their hips or creates the appearance of a straighter waist.” With Suited, founder and tailor of Bindle & Keep, Daniel Friedman also hopes to see other businesses take the same lead he has for the LGBTQ community. He expressed, “We want people to be able to come into a store that live in any city across the country and have the right to feel great about themselves. If we get overtaken by a company that does this better or smarter, then we did a good job. We did what we were supposed to do, which is show that this is the good side of capitalism, that you can make money doing something that serves everybody regardless of from where they hail.” Suited premieres on HBO Monday, June 20.