Martin Greenfield, owner of Martin Greenfield Clothiers in Brooklyn, NY, poses for a portrait on Thursday October 11, 2012. (Photo by Joseph Victor Stefanchik for The Washington Post via Getty Images)
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By Polina Marinova
December 6, 2016

The 88-year-old tailor whose handmade suits have been worn by everyone from President Eisenhower to President-elect Trump delivered a different kind of suit to Brooks Brothers this week.

Martin Greenfield, founder of Martin Greenfield Clothiers, sued the luxury menswear chain on Monday, alleging his company lost nearly $2 million in revenue and income due to a breach of contract.

Greenfield claims that that he and Brooks Brothers had a verbal agreement that stipulated Brooks Brothers would give him one year’s notice before ending their business relationship. Greenfield had been making Brooks Brothers’ Golden Fleece line of suits for more than two decades, according to the suit.

The lawsuit, filed with the Supreme Court of New York State in Kings County, alleges that Brooks Brothers terminated the contract without adhering to the one-year agreement.

Brooks Brothers did not immediately respond to Fortune’s request for comment.

Greenfield, a Holocaust survivor, has made bespoke suits for several U.S. presidents and designed suits for popular films and television shows such as The Great Gatsby, Argo, and Boardwalk Empire.

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