In 1896 Tony Anzalone, an Italian immigrant and previous US Navy sailor, who made it his lifelong ambition to establish a tailor shop adjacent to the Brooklyn Navy Yard. In his early pursuits he spent his time adapting the fit of US Navy regulation uniforms in his tailor shop for sailors at the yard. Through his exploits the original design of the Seafarer bell bottom emerged. The design was eventually adopted by the Navy and overtime Seagoing Tony, as he was referred, became a primary supplier to the Navy for the garment he had created. The Seafarer bell-bottom has become an iconic American garment because it was the official U.S. enlisted sailor’s uniform for approximately 100 years until 1999.