This is a jacket from Liverano & Liverano, Florence. Readers of the Armoury’s excellent Tumblr account will be familiar with various Liverano jackets, but this was my first experience of the Liverano cut.
Shirt by Turnbull & Asser, tie by Drake’s, handkerchief by Anderson & Sheppard
Photography: Luke Carby
Bravo. Wonderful colour and cut!
That is an exceptional jacket, to take such a forward colour and still make it that look so sharp, and more importantly – wearable is a testament to the skill of the tailor. Slim sleeves and short skirt would always be my choice if I could go bespoke.
Wonderful jacket, congratulations! I am going to Florence myself end of May to pick up my first commission with Liverano and for forward fittings of a couple of pieces. They have been a pleasure to deal with, very professional (as expected at this price point obviously).
Having been a fan of The Armoury for some time now, i have been aquainted with Liverano and Liverano for the same period. I must agree that his eye for colour is excellent.
So to the jacket. Not a colour one would normally chose but having said that, it looks simply stunning. Pity there are no good photographs of it rather than the ‘magazine style shot’ which i understand looks nice for you but does nothing do the clothing any justice. Something you may have noticed recently in the Rake magazine? The shots are so dark on some of the models that quite frankly they could be wearing something totally different to what is being advertised. Why cant we just have simple, good photography – everything has to be overdone to the extent that the real purpose of the photograph becomes obsolete!
Nevertheless – lovely, lovely jacket Simon
Quel moderne et élégant costume!
what kind of cloth is that simon?
weight & weave?
It’s a woolen like flannel but with a more obvious twill. Being an old cloth, I don’t have details on weight etc
Sometimes I admire your casual audacity when choosing a fabric for texture or colour. The remarkable thing about this jacket in purple, is it doesn’t seem audacious at all…
Did you consider going for the full purple suit? Now that would be bold!
Beautiful colour! Have you ever come across Sartoria Seminara in Florence?
No. Any good?
Incredible! Please check them out! Everything just falls so amazing well
I’ve become a client a couple of years ago. The style is something halfway between Milan and Naples. Everything is hand made and from what I know prices are slightly cheaper than Liverano. Gianni Seminara (owner) would also be glad to fly to London to find some new clients. Would you mind having a look?
Sure. Contact details are on SimonCrompton.co.uk
From all the posts in which I’ve seen you wearing some freshly made jacket, it’s by far the best result. This jacket is absolutely outstanding.
It’s certainly a very bold colour, if not my cup of tea. Though I admire your audacity and the fit looks wonderful from what I can tell.
I am in love with the Solito from the previous post and look forward to seeing the other two.
let me tell you Mr. Crompton, just incase you didnt already know, that you are the envy of the 1000s of men reading this blog who dream of having such a vast wardrobe… if only i couldve devised the idea and got myself worthwhile discounts and freebies ( no offence meant )
please do keep up the good work i thoroughly enjoy skiving in the office perusing your posts.
A beautiful jacket in a wonderful colour, but what is the wrinkling of the fabric just above the breast pocket?
I have no idea, only just noticed that. It’s certainly clean across the chest in real life. As I’ve said before, you really can’t get any idea of the small points of fit in photos
Thank you for your excellent blog!
Might one enquire as to the price?
It’s €4.5k in Italy.
Is this jacket a bespoke one or a ready to wear?
is that for a suit or just the jacket simon?
Oh god, just the jacket!
Do they visit the US?
Not at the moment, but The Armoury is opening a branch in New York in December, and Liverano will be visiting there in the New Year.
Does Liverano & Liverano only serve their existing bespoke customers on their overseas trunk shows?
You mean do they take new customers? Yes
Hello Mr Crompton, would you say that the construction and finishing is comparable to your Cifonelli coat?
The finishing is very good, but it’s not quite at Cifonelli levels, no – particularly buttonholes
You seem like Cifonelli very much. Does Cifonelli has the highest quality as same as the Row?
Compare with Rubinacci and based on their quality, which brand you think is better ? I am also curious about why Italian tailor prefer vantage cloth, only because these cloth expensive or rare?
Cifonelli is better than everyone on the Row for finishing. Chittleborough comes closest
Liverano is a better finish, but the ‘quality’ in the broadest sense is very similar. Particularly worth having a fitting in Naples with Rubinacci, at least on the first jacket.
Liverano is known for the “Florence” cut…. Are there other florentine tailors you know of, without the ‘brand’ and could recommend who do a similar cut but at a lesser price?
I know there are a few tailoring shops in Florence of course but it’s difficult to take the leap with something that is otherwise entirely unknown. I should add that I am not someone who is particularly bothered about button hole hand finishing etc as long as the end fit is excellent.
I know one or two, J, but they are old guys working on their own that don’t really take on new customers.
I’m in Florence in a couple of weeks though so will ask around then
I am in Florence in a few weeks too (for Pitti like you I guess) so if I bump into you there will make sure to say hello.
Thanks J, please do.
Yes I’m just there for a day for an interview. I don’t normally go in the summer otherwise
Replying to an old post here. Great piece!
At the moment I’m a patron of Savile Row but it is clear from your blog that there are some very good tailors in Italy and Paris. I would love to try out some of them but it looks like many of them don’t travel to London.
In your view, which are the (really) good tailors who travel to London? I’ve ordered some shirts from L. Avitabile (where I bumped into you, actually) but I haven’t ordered any suits or jackets yet.
Hey. I’d try Elia Caliendo first. Beautiful Neapolitan make. And Cifonelli do travel pretty often but usually for specific clients. They are stunning
He made you a beautiful jacket. I also commisioned a sport jacket with 2 matching pants .
The results came amazing…very elegant but at the same time relaxed feeling.
Mr Liverano is very charming person and truly has an eye on colour.
Nice to hear. He’s also remarkably consistent – so many people walk away happy from Liverano, which is surely worth paying a little bit for as well
this is really a beautiful cloth.
You wrote above that it is “a woolen like flannel”. It crossed my mind if it isn’t simply a standard woolen flannel but with the wrong side on the outside. When I browse flannel swatch books, wrong sides always have pronounced twill and are brighter. Of course, I don’t know if any tailor would use the wrong side intentionally (I have my doubts about it), but it’s just a guess.
More broadly, I’d like to ask you about your opinion on woolen flannel sport (odd) jackets, especially in less formal colors like dark purple, green or brown. Is it a good choice for a separate jacket? Nothing in my view equals the look, handle and feel of woolen flannel or 100% cashmere (but the latter is too much expensive to even think about it).
Thank you very much!
In general I’d always suggest not going for flannel as a jacket – it’s designed for a suit and usually doesn’t really have enough texture for a jacket. Go for another woollen – there are plenty that don’t have the finish of flannel