First fitting for the Rubinacci cashmere jacket, with Mariano. A fair few adjustments at this, basted stage. Dropping right shoulder slightly, shortening left sleeve (though the sleeves were a better length than any other tailor has got them first time) and squaring the neck slightly.

I was interested to see how snug the fit was at the waist – what I wanted, in retrospect, but still relatively surprising. Obviously nothing to see at this stage in terms of the work or new elements like the unlined sleeves, but it’s progressing well.

The next stages, the forward fitting and making of the chest and shoulder, will hopefully be in Naples and so may be delayed a few weeks.