- n. business, fashion Someone active in the garment industry, especially in New York.
“Ms. Carroll is obviously not just a garmento but also a gardener, and she and the clarinetist both had the Ellington-Strayhorn floral obsession on the brain.”
“Although according to Wikipedia's definition, the American garmento is an endangered species, (threatened by changing environmental parameters) they're still very much alive here in Midtown Manhattan.”
“By the way, I should point out that "shirting" is garmento-speak for "the stuff you make shirt out of," and should not be confused with "sharting," which is something else entirely.”
“In New York, fashion is still a garmento business, a triumph of processing through male tailors.”
“Phil Stanger was your classic garmento: forty years old, five-foot-seven, smoked a cigar, wore custom-made shirts and suits with his initials on the sleeve, smelled of expensive aftershave, wore a gold pinky ring and had a strong Napoleon complex.”
“I had what were considered, in garmento speak, to be fit-model dimensions.”
“If you're a garmento it's the sort of thing you look at, thump your forehead with your palm, and say, "I can't believe I didn't think of this.”
“They had an ease with one another that had developed over the decades, back to the days when they were just Carl the garmento and Bernie the stockbroker.”
“My dad was a garmento on 38th St. for many years, and he and his buddies always ate and drank! at the Taverna.”
“As the months turn, stone fruit ripens, and the Dodgers suffer another round of midsummer blues, so too does LudoBites return to Gram & Papa's, the garmento lunch counter that hosted the pop-up restaurant's greatest success.”
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