Freddy Vandecasteele. Photo credit: Juhn Maing.

An afternoon with shirtmaker Freddy Vandecasteele

Last month I had the great pleasure of reconnecting with shirtmaker Freddy Vandecasteele who recently retired from a 40+ year career as a shirtmaker in Los Angeles. We met in Brussels where he is enjoying his retirement. When I was living in LA about a decade ago, Freddy made the bulk of my dress shirts …

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Close-up of shoulder on a jacket by Sartoria Davi. Photo credit: Juhn Maing.

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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Sartoria Italiano sports jacket. Photo credit: Sartoria Italiano

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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