Former City Councilor John Tobin has been posting Tom Menino stories on his Facebook feed, including one this morning about how the mayor was displeased with the old suits Tobin was wearing:
He said, "meet me after the breakfast and we will take a ride." I said "ok" having no idea where we were going. About 8:15, he finishes his talk and he leaves and I go with him. We go down to his car and I get in. His driver takes us on a short drive to Downtown Crossing where we go into an alley behind Filene's Basement. We get out the car and he raps on the back door. A splendidly dressed man meets The Mayor and I at the door. We walk thru the dark back rooms of the Basement and onto the floor which was still dark because the place was not open yet. The Mayor says to the Suit Man, whom he obviously knows quite well, " take my friend John here to the suits that are going on sale Friday."