Few, if any, FBI analysts decide to pack in a career tracking bad guys in favor of founding a fashion line. Dan Snyder is the rare exception.

Frustrated with the flood of shapeless suits on offer in Washington, D.C., and with little else to choose from, he made the best of a bad situation and found a tailor who could turn his high-street ensembles into something more high-end. It wasn’t long before he’d found not only a new friend (he and his tailor buddied up for basketball and tennis) but a new obsession.

“Eventually I signed up for night classes with my aunt’s old Kenmore sewing machine and every day I would tailor my clothes,” Snyder said. “I started making all these shirts and pants and jackets, and then other people started requesting my clothes.”

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