Veterans add free suits to their wardrobes through Suits for Soldiers

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Some Quad City veterans are looking sharp thanks to the Suits for Soldiers program.

On Thursday, December 1, 2016, military members were fitted for free suits and business attire at the American Legion in Davenport.

The suits can be used for job interviews, networking or work events.

Farmers Insurance agencies have been collecting the gently-used suits over the past six weeks. Offices in the Quad Cities area pulled in nearly 250 suits, along with numerous accessories and separates.

"Myself, I'm in the Coast Guard Reserve, so it hits close to home for me. So, it's nice to be able to give back to all those veterans that have gone before me," said Nickolas Grant, Farmers Insurance assistant district manager for Eastern Iowa.

Army veteran Clyde Arrington said he typically sticks to boots and blue jeans, but he was happy to add to his wardrobe.

"I think it was a pretty nice suit, pretty stylish. There was a nice selection. They did a really good job putting it together," said Arrington.

The distribution runs until 7 p.m. on Thursday, and is open to all veterans.