by Stephen Garner
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Paul Diamond

On Friday, April 29, MR reported the untimely passing of admired tailored clothing executive Paul Diamond after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Our editor-in-chief Karen Alberg Grossman took to Facebook to announce his passing with a touching tribute to Diamond’s life. Having received an outpour of comments on her post, Karen wanted to share some of the comments with all of our readers. See below for a glimpse of how much Diamond really meant to the people of the menswear industry.

“In 1969 when I joined Cuzzens Men’s Store out of Las Vegas I first met Paul & Don Schaded — they represented Delton Clothing. I was very inspired by these pros as I began my career!” – Elton Salinas

“Paul was both good people and a consummate gentlemen…our industry is diminished by his loss.” – Gian Marco

“I always learned from Paul. In an entertaining way.” – David Rubin

“One of the great people in our industry! Always looked forward to working with Paul! You will be missed. RIP Paul.” – Phil Borntrager

“A huge loss to our industry.” – Craig DeLongy

“So sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. Another industry icon gone to soon. My deepest condolences to his family. Truly enjoyed working together at Hartz & Co., he always kept me amused.” – Jeffrey Raisen

“Rest in Peace My good friend. You will be missed but never forgotten.” – Stewart Golden

“Superb seller, truly nice person and a guy with an amazing attitude while living with a death sentence. Another of those one-of-a-kind sellers that are the last of a breed. I’ll really miss him.” – Stu Nifoussi

“Paul would always ask first – “What can I do to make you a better buyer?” That’s the quickest way to a buyer’s heart! Loved working with him – always showing off the newest and finest in the line, and a good meal usually followed; regardless of the continent.” – Trey Kraus

“May his soul rest in peace. He touched many in his lifetime.” – Giovanni Marquez

“Paul was a longtime friend and had a great influence in my tailored clothing career. He will be missed.” – David Katz

“There are leaders and followers. Paul Diamond was a saint. He brought the best out of people. He inspired all to reach for the ultimate level of professionalism. Paul was a visionary who had an impact on everyone who had the privilege to know him. He is now in peace.” –  Arnold and Bruce Zimberg


  1. I think God just upped his wardrobe…!! ;-)
    Paul was the ultimate professional… An impossible void to fill…. Prayers to you Paul… I among many were honored to have known you..

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