Beyond Fabric

Aug 14

Outside Costume National…
Mr. Domenico Gianfrate
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Outside Costume National…

Mr. Domenico Gianfrate

Ph: Beyond Fabric

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Aug 13

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Aug 12

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Aug 11

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Aug 10

Mrs. Esther Quek
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Mrs. Esther Quek

Ph: Beyond Fabric

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Aug 09

Details and textures
Ph: Beyond Fabric

Details and textures

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Aug 08

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Aug 07

A Summer Essential

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A quintessential attire during Pitti Uomo, suits are a constant presence even under the scorching heat Firenze is known for in Summer. Among the myriad of outstanding bespoke works of art, there were some in particular that constantly turned heads: the Solaros. Originally believed to reflect sunlight with a cooling effect, Solaro fabric has been traditionally embraced as a Summer staple. In reality, however, Solaro is a mid-weight wool or cotton fabric, that ranks far behind other lightweight alternatives such as linen. So, what makes it so desirable?

Its main feature is the unique construction which incorporates a contrasting color weft on the underside. Usually presented in herringbone or twill weaves, this distinct feature has earned Solaro universal praise due to the trademark aesthetic and visual appeal. The contrast weft shines through with an iridiscent effect that changes color according to the intensity and orientation of the light source; needless to say this effect is at its best during sunny days.

Although the most common combination is beige with red weft, Solaro is available in a variety of shades including navy, green or brown. Despite not being an alternative for everyone, I must admit I was absolutely taken by it, so much so, that I ordered a cut from Caccioppoli Napoli for a bespoke suit which is now in the making (more on that soon).

Miguel Amaral Vieira

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(above: lighter shades of Solaro, including a more subtle version with silk)

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(above: Solaro trousers)

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Aug 06

Spotted at Pitti.
Wearing: Suitsupply double breasted blazer, mto camo linen shirt (Canclini), white jeans by Massimo Dutti, original panama hat and Ray-Ban aviators.
Ph: Guaizine

Spotted at Pitti.

Wearing: Suitsupply double breasted blazer, mto camo linen shirt (Canclini), white jeans by Massimo Dutti, original panama hat and Ray-Ban aviators.

Ph: Guaizine

Aug 05

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