Custom hand made for a very famous cotton KING..multi millionaire Golden Era businessman/farmer in California by the name of J.G.Boswell., AKA..known as THE KING OF CALIFORNIA Thanks to my good friend FedoraGent I am now the latest custodian of this custom made 'midnight blue' suit from Feb 42, belonging to a cotton baron working out of Los Angeles, and it's in 'like new' condition and fits to a tee. Sported it for the first time on NYE 08/09 and it fits like it was made for me. The blue is so dark that it is almost black to the naked eye. Lovely SB. Here is a quote on the book that is out on this famous man, THE KING OF CALIFORNIA, about JG Boswell... The King of California: J. G. Boswell and the Making of a Secret American Empire by Mark Arax and Rick Wartzman ISBN13: 9781586480288 ISBN10: 1586480286 Synopses & Reviews Publisher Comments: J. G. Boswell is the biggest farmer in America. Over the past fifty years he has built a secret empire while thumbing his nose at nature, politicians, labor unions and every journalist who ever tried to lift the veil on the ultimate "factory in the fields." Now eighty years old, with an almost pathological bent toward privacy, Boswell has spent the past few years confiding one of the great stories of the American West to Mark Arax and Rick Wartzman. The King of California is the previously untold account of how a Georgia slave-owning family migrated to California in the early 1920s,drained one of America 's biggest lakes in an act of incredible hubris and carved out the richest cotton empire in the world. Indeed, the sophistication of Boswell 's agricultural operation — from lab to field to gin — is unrivaled anywhere. Much more than a business story, this is a sweeping social history that details the saga of cotton growers who were chased from the South by the boll weevil and brought their black farmhands to California. It is a gripping read with cameos by a cast of famous characters, from Cecil B. DeMille to Cesar Chavez.