Sicilian tailor Arrigo at his cutting table. Photo credit: Juhn Maing

Sleevehead Forum x Sartoria Arrigo

Both Sicilian Reserve (SR) & Sleevehead’s Guide to Sicilian Tailors (SGST) are platforms to help connect Sicilian artisans to new customers. They make it possible for a Sicilian tailor or artisan organize a trunk show in your city. In particular, you can help artisans like Sartoria Arrigo visit your city by engaging with them in …

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Pisana full brogue. Photo credit: Calzoleria Pisana

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.

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

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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