First suit maker to the 'king' takes stand in Kilpatrick case

Larry Alebiosu

Southfield custom suit maker Larry Alebiosu has a lot of high-profile clients who brag about the haberdasher’s skills on Fashion International’s website.

NFL stars Damien Woody and 1997 Heisman Trophy winner Charles Woodson gush about Alebiosu’s high-end shop.

Here’s Woodson’s endorsement:

“For over eight years of working with Larry at Fashion International, I have had over 200 complete outfits that have not been duplicated on myself or anyone else. I enjoy having an outfit that is suitable for the weather in the city I am playing in and each game day Fashion International creates a complete new outfit from head to toe. “

One high-profile client is missing, however. There’s no sign of Kilpatrick on the website.

Alebiosu took the witness stand Monday morning to testify about his interactions with Kilpatrick.


Robert Snell
Robert Snell is the Detroit News federal courts reporter. He can be reached at or (313) 222-2028.