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Launching Sleevehead Patreon page

After some deliberation and planning, I have decided to create my own Patreon page for Sleevehead. The timing seems right to join a popular platform connecting creators and their supporters. Patreon is also one of the most effective platforms to directly support creators like myself. Conceptually, Patreon is quite similar to what I am doing

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Pisana full brogue. Photo credit: Calzoleria Pisana
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Bespoke shoemaker Calzoleria Pisana

Spring is in the air as the saying goes. That sense of freshness can also be discovered in a pair of shoes made just for you. With bespoke, you could say it’s always spring time. For all these reasons, spring seems a fortuitous time to launch a new bespoke venture. It is with profound pleasure

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Close-up of shoulder on a jacket by Sartoria Davi. Photo credit: Juhn Maing.
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Sicilian Reserve x Sartoria Davi (spring 2019)

Last week we hosted Claudio Italiano and had a very productive trip to New York and San Francisco. We’re pleased to announce that we will be hosting a new visiting tailor in a couple of weeks: Sartoria Davi (@sartoriadavi). Guido will visit New York on May 8-10. Unlike most visiting tailors, Guido and I are experimenting with doing 2 complete

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Hudson Yards shopping entrance. Photo credit: Juhn Maing
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Retail apocalypse or renaissance? The battle for two kinds of retail mastery

That retailing is being disrupted has become painfully obvious in the last couple of years. In 2017, the phrase “retail apocalypse” was coined to describe legacy retailers closing thousands of stores in the US. This has been usually attributed to the two-pronged attack by Amazon on price and convenience. Other reasons include excessive debt held

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Sartoria Italiano sports jacket. Photo credit: Sartoria Italiano
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Update: Sicilian Reserve x Sartoria Italiano

I’m pleased to announce that the first visiting tailor for Sicilian Reserve this year is Sartoria Italiano. I launched Sicilian Reserve as a platform to help connect Sicilian artisans to new customers. To kick things off, I will be working with Sartoria Italiano (IG: @sartoriaitaliano) for a spring 2019 visit to the US. Claudio and

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De Paz, a Bologna menswear institution. Photo credit: Juhn Maing
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Sartorial excursion: Bologna

Sartorial Bologna has long been on my list of places to visit. This year I decided to piggyback a half-day trip in January as a part of a more extended itinerary including Venice. What struck me initially was Bologna’s medieval character as expressed in its fortified yet interconnected architecture. Not only is Bologna a walled

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