Winter 2016 Ariston collection

Posted on Aug 15, 2016 in Ariston, Suits

We are pleased to announce the Winter 2016 Ariston collection. This season, you will see a spectacular array of samples allowing great flexibility in style and design for all possible occasions. The difference this season, is that the 4 Stagioni, Super 150s & Super 160s, and Dynamic form bunch features a unique magnetic system that makes it easy for a portion of the bunch to be removed. The new 4 Stagioni bunch offers an incredible variety of suitings, from classic to contemporary and edgy, with a good focus on creative designs and colors. The Super 150s & Super 160s bunch has a...

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Winter 2016 Ermenegildo Zegna collection

Posted on Aug 11, 2016 in Suits, Zegna

We are pleased to announce the Winter 2016 Ermenegildo Zegna collection. This season introduces new folders for Heritage, Traveller, and Huacaya Tweed, and also a winter blazer folder. For this season, there are five new bunches. The Anteprima album—the pictorial fashion guide for the season—is a great display of sophisticated winter qualities, styles, and design opportunities. An intriguing range of winter colors for jackets and suits, and some interesting pure silk cloth in both suits and jackets. This is probably one of the most effective and sought-after sales tools in the custom...

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Are Bespoke Italian Suits Worth Your Time and Money?

Posted on Mar 14, 2014 in Suits

by Jamie Pallot, The Wall Street Journal Mar. 14, 2014 What am I doing here? That was the question I asked myself as I labored, for the umpteenth time, up the stairs to a tailor’s workshop off the Via Toledo in Naples. It was 9 a.m. on a sweltering morning in late June, and I was feeling hot, bothered and mildly resentful. My clothes were stuck to my skin, my nerves reeling after a high-decibel standoff with a taxi driver and my brain stubbornly cycling through all the other ways I could have been spending the morning: relaxing on the balcony of my Gio Ponti-designed room at the Royal...

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Ariston Green Tweed – Who Wore It Best?

Posted on Feb 11, 2014 in Suits, Trends Feb. 11, 2014 Style-Off: The Green Tweed Suit Reader poll & details here

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Why Does This Jacket Cost $21,000?

Posted on Sep 20, 2013 in Suits

by David Coggins, The Wall Street Journal Sept. 20, 2013 IN 1958, Sherman Adams, President Dwight Eisenhower’s forceful chief of staff, was one of Washington’s most influential men. His career, however, ended abruptly after he accepted an overcoat from a textile magnate under federal investigation. The gift might seem innocuous enough, but the coat in question was made of vicuña—an incredibly soft, light, rare and very expensive yarn. It was alleged that Mr. Adams, swayed by such luxurious gifts, subsequently tried to influence federal agencies on the magnate’s behalf....

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Men’s Lapels Reach A New Peak

Posted on May 1, 2013 in Suits, Trends

by Ray A. Smith, The Wall Street Journal May 1, 2013 After years of slim, subtle notch lapels on men’s suits, some labels— from high-end designer Tom Ford to fast-fashion retailer Zara—are trying to nudge men into bolder, more pronounced lapels. In some cases, the lapels are wider. In others, the lapels “peak” upward. And in some spring 2013 collections, the lapels are both wider and peak. Slideshow here Article here [paywall]  ...

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