Last week I had the pleasure of stopping by Palermo tailor Guido Davi in his atelier near Via della Liberta. As always, we had a thoroughly interesting discussion. We first met more than seven years ago but I always learn something new whenever I visit. Guido is among the most well-known Palermitan tailors and over
Dear readers, I will be making a holiday visit to Sicily shortly with news and updates on tailors covered in my SGST guidebook and will have information on new artisans as well. In particular, I look forward to getting a second fitting for a jacket being made by Licitra in Ragusa. In the meantime, I
Right after Apple decided to no longer report unit sales going forward last Friday, investors and analysts have pummeled AAPL by downgrading and selling off the stock. So is this reporting change innocuous or is it sign of troubling times ahead? In the words of one analyst, this reporting change at least creates the appearance that
Discovery is an elusive experience even for consumers armed with today’s tools like Instagram. More precisely, it is a highly quixotic and frustrating process for anyone searching for the new or novel such as entrepreneurs, explorers, inventors, artists, musicians, and craftspeople. For them, discovery means being contrarian in the face of accumulating mistakes and failures.
Let’s talk bespoke knit ties (or knitted ties). To clarify, these are different from woven neckties made from silk, cotton or other woven yarns. Although bespoke woven ties are a bit of a specialty item, they can be found at any number of English, Italian and even Polish tiemakers and brands. But bespoke or made-to-measure
“Italians work a lot on product and in France, you work a lot on the marketing of product. If you integrate the two, I think you can have a great story and that’s what I was doing [at menswear brand Berluti] and what I’m doing [at Zegna].” – Alessandro Sartori, Artistic Director, Zegna (WWD, April