Ovadia & Sons AW13
What’s not to like about O&S? Season after season brothers Ariel and Shimon keep on delivering tailored twists on classics, making the most of luxurious fabrics, texture combinations and color palette.
Suitsupply AW13 Campaign
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.
Lander Urquijo SS14
After continuously presenting us with outstanding collections and superb styling through its blog, Lander Urquijo made its runway debut yesterday. Lander’s tailoring roots and exquisite technique was portrayed by an eclectic collection incorporating a variety of styles, ranging from renewed classics to more fashionable approaches, always embodying the label’s spanish aesthethic and culture, through the use of bold patterns and colors.
Bespoke Excellence - Biagio Santo
Although not as prone to change as its counterpart, menswear has also experienced its share of cyclical trends, coming and going as both society and designers saw fit. Throughout the years, garments and accessories rotated in and out of the men’s fashion scene, with recent years seeking strong inspiration in early menswear influences, namely through the comeback of accessories. However, during this period, a handful of staple pieces prevailed, only to become menswear essentials in their own right. Among those, few carry such a timeless and quintessential connection to gentlemanliness as the tie.
I recently came in touch with Mr. Leo Faggiano: entrepreneur, artist, traveler, stylist… a man with a rich and unique background in the fashion business. Having studied arts in Rome and London, Leo then moved on to work with André Laug, one of the most renowned designers at the time, granting him the opportunity to travel the world and meet some of fashion’s most influential people.
Nowadays, he’s manager at one of the oldest and most exquisite bespoke tie manufacturers in Europe: Biagio Santo. Founded in Salento, Southern Italy, Biagio Santo brings to life the unique beauty and craftsmanship of traditional tailoring, acquired through a lifetime of dedication and passion for the art. The sartorial skills and techniques are now applied to a variety of luxurious neckwear and pocket squares, entirely handcrafted according to customer’s specifications. Their offerings include a wide array of available fabrics to choose from, including an exclusive vintage library and they are able to craft every model you can think of: 3 fold, 6 fold, 7 fold, unlined, the works. Crafted by an experienced team of tailors and seamstresses, each specialized in a particular step of the manufacturing process, every item is unique and embodies the brand’s values of perfection and excellence.