I love Lorenzo Cifonelli’s constant innovation in his menswear designs. Some I like more than others, but I love the embroidery of the Japanese symbol for love on the lapel of this grey jacket. I’d go for a bit of subtle embroidery on a sports jacket. Lorenzo, though, says this piece is intended to be a sharp, sexy piece for the evening. The slim peaked lapels and one button certainly lean that way.

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Richard

The embroidered symbol is the one thing I *don’t* like about that jacket!

Anonymous

It’s a Chinese character, the Japanese borrowed it from us. Just so you know.

Anonymous

I see another pocket above the ticket pocket and I’m guessing that’s an element of satorial flair? I have never seen something like that before!

Jack Flynn

Wooww !!!
This jacket is just amazing !
Thanks to Cifonelli for bringing a modern touch in the tailor’s universe…
Best,
J.

Anonymous

Lovely cloth and shape but the pockets are overdone. And the lapel embroidery reveals a barely-repressed urge to add a logo. Miserable.

Anonymous

wonderfull picture and really creative work.
thanks for sharing masterpieces like this!

Stephen

Looks horrible and the chinese character for love爱 is a little boyband gay. Still, different strokes…..

wooden coat hangers

This jacket is just amazing! I love that chinese character!

Sev

Hi Simon,
I am a long time reader of your blog.
I am heading to Japan and I was wondering about Japanese tailors. Are there any local tailors that you recommend I could check out while I am there (type: Camps de Luca, Cifonelli, Caraceni) ? I have heard it is less expensive than in Europe. Is it interesting to have suits made there ?
Thanks for your help.
Best
Sev