A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from October 25, 2017
“Gyms are just tailors for birthday suits”

A gym has sometimes been called a tailor for a “birthday suit.” “ I’m ‘bout to hit the gym and tailor my birthday suit” was posted on Twitter on May 12, 2010. “The gym is just like a tailor for your birthday suit” was posted on Twitter on November 26, 2013.

“The gym is like a tailor shop for your birthday suit” was posted on Reddit—Shower Thoughts on January 29, 2016. “Gyms are just tailors for birthday suits” was posted on Reddit—Shower Thoughts on October 25, 2017.

“Tailoring my birthday suit” has been printed on several images. “Tailoring my birthday suit...running the streets of long beach”—without “gym”—was posted on Twitter on April 6, 2010.


Twitter
april bombai‏
@bombai
tailoring my birthday suit...running the streets of long beach
8:06 PM - 6 Apr 2010

Twitter
Bry’Nt‏
@BryNtMusic
In the words of my dude @aquietcrunkniga, I’m ‘bout to hit the gym and tailor my birthday suit. *LOL*
6:26 PM - 12 May 2010

Twitter
Terence Brumfield‏
@BigBrum_
I hit the gym to tailor the Birthday suit
10:10 AM - 22 Sep 2010

Twitter
Bry’Nt‏
@BryNtMusic
Replying to @Rangelvalentine
@Rangelvalentine Been in the gym tailoring my birthday suit. . .
3:21 PM - 25 Oct 2010

Twitter
Terence Brumfield‏
@BigBrum_
Gym time .....TIME TO TAILOR THE BIRTHDAY SUIT !
1:10 PM - 21 Jan 2011

Twitter
Spooky Pumpkin Spice‏
@MightyWatcher
The gym is just like a tailor for your birthday suit
6:26 PM - 26 Nov 2013

Twitter
Mackenzie Miner‏
@MackenzieAMiner
Just saw a sign outside of a gym that said “we tailor birthday suits” #genius
9:15 AM - 23 Sep 2014

Twitter
Connor‏
@TheConnorRobert
A gym is a tailor for your birthday suit.
7:30 AM - 19 May 2015

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
The gym is like a tailor shop for your birthday suit.
submitted January 29, 2016 by [deleted]

Twitter
Robert Raithel‏
@TheNamelessChar
Why aren’t gyms called “Birthday Suit Tailors”. Seriously.
6:26 AM - 12 Jul 2016

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
Gyms are just tailors for birthday suits
submitted October 25, 2017 by m0oncat

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityExercise/Running/Health Clubs • Wednesday, October 25, 2017 • Permalink