"In the late 1800’s, a Scottish weaver created a series of fabrics in a limited edition for the world’s four most prominent universities: Harvard, Yale, Cambridge and Oxford. As a whole, the series of fabrics was quickly forgotten—only Oxford found a place in the modern closet. Similar to poplin, Oxford is based on a plain weave, though it uses double threads in both weave directions for a more distinct texture"
- Eton Shirts on Oxford Cloth.
Woolrich x Topo Designs Accessories Collection
ts(s) AW13 Lookbook
Undoubtedly one of the most talented families I’ve seen so far, there’s something unique about the Suzukis. Brothers Takuji (ts(s)) and Daiki (Engineered Garments), have been constantly delivering refreshing takes each collection. This lookbook however, focus solely on ts(s)’s AW collection and its unique use of outstanding fabrics, pattern mixing, plays on length and perfect layering.
Massimo Dutti June Lookbook
Back from Première Vision in Paris. Word of advice: don’t touch a 300 2-ply cotton fabric - your regular shirts will seem worthless…
Ermenegildo Zegna Fabrics SS11
Last week, while I was at Gentleman getting my herringbone overcoat measured for tailoring (expect a post once I pick it up), they were kind enough to let me go through the new SS11 Zegna Cloth Catalogue.
Zegna fabrics are known for their quality and elegance, assuming a leading role as the choice of excellence for tailors worldwide, when it comes to made to measure or bespoke garments. Their array of options is suited to cater to your every need, presenting fabrics for every occasion, all of which bear the brand’s renowned quality.
Whenever I get the chance to see and feel these types of fabrics, I get overwhelmed with ideas and enthusiasm…the turning of each page is accompanied by a constant brainstorming of potential garments in the making. I easily get sucked into that sartorial universe, becoming completely immersed in the variety of shades, patterns and textures, only to be brought back to reality when the answer to my inevitable question is given: - “a blazer will cost you around 1000€, suits start at 1500€”…