Enzo Caruso: An Ulster-style overcoat

The idea of clothing as a uniform is a historically rooted one and quite appealing. Comfort through conformity has worked for men for ages. Nothing wrong with adhering to a reliable formula for dressing. It’s worked in a military setting for centuries and has crossed over repeatedly into the business/civilian sector. However, I’ve always have …

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Breanish Tweed – A baker’s dozen of Shetlands

Among tweed aficionados, Breanish Tweed is high on the list of favored weavers. Woven in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, Breanish woolens are unique in several ways. They are handwoven on a single width Hattersley loom from natural yarns that are also warped by hand.  Until recently, much of Breanish production went primarily to designer …

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Children of a “Lesser” god: A chance encounter with Henry Lesser

Pardon the pun on the movie title but I could not resist. If you are customer of Savile Row, the chances are very good that you are in effect a sartorial child of Lesser. In other words, you have already ordered (or will at one point) a suit made up in Lesser cloth. Even luckier …

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LA’s tailoring triumvirate complete? Enter Novex

Giacomo Trabalza and Jack Taylor are the two preeminent bespoke tailors in Los Angeles. I have long been wondering if there might be a third in the city of their caliber and reputation. There just might be and the tailor’s shop is called Novex. In this AskAndy thread on Novex, Panzeraxe describes running across it …

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Practical tip: fixing a loose or pulled thread

Like death and taxes, pulled threads are inevitable and should be dealt with quickly and proficiently. This is especially important on woolens such as flannel. I had a pulled thread on a Brioni suit and was rather ignorant of the best way to proceed. Whatever you do, DO NOT cut the pulled thread loop. That …

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