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Turbines To Tuxedos

This former aerospace owner takes dressing for success seriously.

This story appears in the April 2000 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Who would've thought a trip to the course would thrust 31-year-old James Cassels into the formalwear industry? When he met Gingiss franchisee Dick Witt during an informal game of golf, Cassels found his place among the tuxedo heavyweights.

After spending eight years running his own aerospace company, Cassels decided it was time for something new. It was July 1999 when he and Witt finally signed the papers that would turn Witt's 11 franchises into what would be Cassels' dream .

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