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    The French Chapter: Ardentes Clipei Bespoke review of a suit featuring some typically French details
    23 January 2019

    The French Chapter: Ardentes Clipei

    Bespoke review of a suit featuring some typically French details

    Ardentes Clipei is a Paris-based tailoring house – whose name litterally means “Burning Shields”. It has been founded by R Keep reading

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    Antonio Pio Mele The bespoke shoemaker of the Kings tells his story
    23 November 2018

    Antonio Pio Mele

    The bespoke shoemaker of the Kings tells his story

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    The Milanese Chapter: Four Shirtmakers I gave four Canclini cottons to four shirtmakers. This is what happened
    14 November 2018

    The Milanese Chapter: Four Shirtmakers

    I gave four Canclini cottons to four shirtmakers. This is what happened

    So this was my genius plan: to commission a made-to-measur Keep reading

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    The Sardinian Chapter: Berrettificio Demurtas  The flat cap is not only Sicilian or British
    4 November 2017

    The Sardinian Chapter: Berrettificio Demurtas

    The flat cap is not only Sicilian or British

    I meet Giovanni Demurtas in his workshop in Jerzu (NU), t Keep reading

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    Miserocchi Shoemaker The history behind the driving loafers
    23 July 2017

    Miserocchi Shoemaker

    The history behind the driving loafers

      France, 1930s saw the birth of the very first driving loafers, but they did not meet with success amongst the public; after the war, the patent was bought by the Mostile shoe-makers in Vigevano, Italy, and car shoe Keep reading

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    The Roman Chapter: Sartoria Habitus The Young Romantics of the bespoke tailoring scene in Rome
    11 May 2017

    The Roman Chapter: Sartoria Habitus

    The Young Romantics of the bespoke tailoring scene in Rome

    Gabriele, Bernardo, Lucia and Eleonora. Four young people between the ages of twenty and thirty meet in the class of a course organised by the Accademia dei Sartori. Keep reading

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    The Sardinian Chapter: Orbace The Sardinian woolen cloth by Mario Garau and Franca Carta
    4 May 2017

    The Sardinian Chapter: Orbace

    The Sardinian woolen cloth by Mario Garau and Franca Carta

    Orbace is a Sardinian wool obtained from the longest, thickest filaments of the sheep during combing (carding); it is waterproof, durable and resistant, thanks in part to the process Keep reading

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    The Polish Chapter: Zaremba bespoke  An international flair, auteur blood flowing through his veins and a praiseworthy attention to proportions
    21 April 2017

    The Polish Chapter: Zaremba bespoke

    An international flair, auteur blood flowing through his veins and a praiseworthy attention to proportions

    A Polish book on the best tailors in Europe namechecks a certain “Zaremba tailoring house”, indicating 1894 as the year it was founded. Today headed by the young 35 year-old  Keep reading

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    The Sardinian Chapter: Paolo Modolo The traditional Sardinian suit and the 'Mastru de pannu'
    5 February 2017

    The Sardinian Chapter: Paolo Modolo

    The traditional Sardinian suit and the 'Mastru de pannu'

    Writing about the traditional Sardinian suit means writing about master tailor (mastru de pannu in Sardinian dialect) Paolo Modolo and his works. Keep reading

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    Review: Bow-Tie Double-Monks Ankle Boots Chestnut suede, Dainite sole and Goodyear comfort
    25 November 2016

    Review: Bow-Tie Double-Monks Ankle Boots

    Chestnut suede, Dainite sole and Goodyear comfort

    Without shaking hands I can say that double-monks are quite ubiquitous nowadays. We've seen them in every possible combination of hides and styles, yet these  Keep reading

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