At our Tailoring Symposium next week in Florence, we have six of the greatest tailors in the world presenting their styles to the audience of press and buyers: Panico, Cifonelli, Edward Sexton, Richard Anderson, Liverano & Liverano, and Anderson & Sheppard.
The six have been picked for their quality, but also for their variation in style. On the night, the head cutter of each house will use a suit being worn by a younger member of the team to describe and demonstrate their style. We want to show the wider media – coming from the bright colours and flashy models of Pitti – how subtle differences in shoulder, chest and waist create such beautifully varying effects.
Each tailor is also making a unique piece to display at the party afterwards, so the guests can see the styles for themselves, up close. These pieces are all being made in Vitale Barberis Canonico cloth, and the photos here are of some of them being made. (Flannel, blues and double breasts proved to be very popular.)
The chosen styles and cloths are:
- Panico: Blue chalk-stripe flannel suit (Antonio cutting it, above)
- Cifonelli: Royal-blue double-breasted flannel jacket (Lorenzo, with his Father Christmas beard, shown top)
- Edward Sexton: Cream flannel jacket
- Richard Anderson: Dark-blue 4-ply worsted suit with red stripes
- Liverano & Liverano: Midnight-blue barathea tuxedo
- Anderson & Sheppard: Double-breasted navy flannel suit
Anderson & Sheppard