Milan: A sartorial city guide

September 16th 2015

Milan is the centre of the men’s fashion industry, yet as far as style is concerned, there are surprisingly few shops worth visiting. Via Montenapoleone, Via Della Spiga and the roads that run between them are all pleasant places to stroll. ...

Milan: A sartorial city guide

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September 16th 2015

Grey shirts with grey suits, at Milan launch

May 5th 2015

Last week was the official launch of the Permanent Style book, with an event in Milan hosted by Vitale Barberis Canonico and A Caraceni. I was interviewed by the fashion editor of La Repubblica, Simone Marchetti, about my history and views on cont...

Grey shirts with grey suits, at Milan launch

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I like them, but as with lots of dark shirts, they aren't that versatile - they look in particular looks, worn particular ways...

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A Caraceni: bespoke tailor, Milan

July 4th 2014

Although I decided to have my first Milanese suit made at Ferdinando Caraceni ( see previous post), I’ve visited and got to know Carlo and Massimiliano Andreacchio at A Caraceni as well. Between them, they are the highest form of central-...

A Caraceni: bespoke tailor, Milan

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Thank you, Simon....

July 4th 2014

Summer: Tan, white and cream

June 30th 2014

  Summer outfits often involve white somewhere, as it’s nice to reflect the brightness of the weather – particularly if you’re in Italy and the sun is that much more consistent than it is in the UK. Combining more than one ...

Summer: Tan, white and cream

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I think cream trousers like this are fine in the evening, yes, particularly with a dark jacket on top. It would be hard to do it in England, but in somewhere where it's been full sun all day, I think it looks fine....

StyleJune 30th 2014

Sartoria Vergallo: A visit to Varese

December 12th 2011

There are a few provincial bespoke tailors in the UK, but not many. Italy has more, though again far fewer than there used to be. The advantage of a provincial tailor is normally a quiet preservation of tradition; and price. While in Italy a couple o...

Sartoria Vergallo: A visit to Varese

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Lots of things - slightly different curve and opening to the fronts, lapel line, shoulder size. In the end, it's a soft jacket that's great in its own right, but don't get it if you want the Neapolitan cut specifically...

December 12th 2011