Paris: A sartorial shopping guide – 2019 up...

July 22nd 2019

There are some interesting things going on in French menswear. Although France has generally been the poor cousin to Britain and Italy here, in the last 30 years it seemed to get worse. Most of the good shops closed (Old England, Arnys) and accordin...

Paris: A sartorial shopping guide – 2019 up...

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That’s great. Many thanks again. Lindsay...

July 22nd 2019

Smalto, Paris – more pictures

November 15th 2012

Following popular request – that is, one request – here are some more pics from Smalto, the Parisian bespoke tailor. See the full post on Smalto here. Marking the cloth – the second in Smalto’s three-step cutti...

Smalto, Paris – more pictures

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Good idea, I'll try to do something next week....

November 15th 2012

Smalto: bespoke tailor, Paris

November 14th 2012

c French tailor Smalto is not talked about much by the bespoke enthusiasts of the world. Yet it is the second-biggest bespoke operation in France (after Cifonelli), has a great history – having been established by Francesco Smalto in 1962 whe...

Smalto: bespoke tailor, Paris

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Wow John, that sounds like quite a haul. I'd say it's worth altering them if you think the result will be something that will fit you as well as a regular MTM suit, or very close. Otherwise it's not worth it - fit is mor...

November 14th 2012