Pal Zileri AW13 Lookbook
Although summer just hit its peak here in Portugal, fashion’s cyclical nature waits for no one. With Autumn/Winter collections well advanced in most fashion retailers, time has come to start thinking about your selection for the “upcoming” season. Covering everything from formal, to sartorial everyday attires and even snow wear, Pal Zileri is definitely worth considering. Coincidentally, besides the outstanding garments, I couldn’t help to notice that the featured model is portuguese Ricardo Guedes.
Passionate about the universe of tailoring, the Armoury presents a small preview of “Antonio’s Colours” - a documentary on renowned tailor Antonio Liverano, depicting his everyday life, background, influences and unmeasurable talent.
"The Hard Graft" by Art Comes First
MAN 1924 SS14 Pitti Preview
Mr. Carlos Castillo’s label has been gaining momentum and well deserved attention for some time now. MAN 1924 embodies Mr. Castillo’s impeccable sense of style, perfectly blending sartorial tradition with a casual effortlessness, all while maintaining a charismatic aesthetic. A perfect use of seasonal fabrics such as lightweight cotton, tropical wool, linen and seersucker helps bring this vision to life, being used in unstructured sports coats, safari jackets and summery shirts.
This balanced fusion between polished and relaxed, portrayed in Mr. Castillo’s own attires (I remember bumping into him and his cousin Jorge while going out for dinner: linen shirt, foulard, cotton cargos, brogues), is part of what makes the brand so appealing and unique. You can find everything from a morning coat or tailored suits, up to everyday alternatives with a trademark panache. A happy coincidence that during my visit to stand, team Armoury was already checking the upcoming collection…
Paper Etiquette - Italian paper brand Fedrigoni delivers this outstanding book made by English designer Jonathan Shackleton. Depicting several sartorial menswear templates such as blazers, vests or bowties, one can reproduce the above pictures using origami-like techniques.
Tcny: A Tailored Legacy