My basted Liverano, in vintage Zegna Electa sharkskin, ready for the first-fitting. To say I’m excited is an understatement.
A quick story - when Antonio, Taka, and Qemal were in town this past April, I had the opportunity to see how they conducted their fittings. Some clients, who were very specific, knew exactly what they wanted while others took Antonio’s guidance wholly. I was one of the latter. I asked Antonio to pick something out for me that he felt was representative of what I’d like and I left all of the details to him.
After a few minutes of deliberation with Taka and Qemal, he handed me a single, tiny swatch of fabric on a old, yellow card. I started laughing.
In reality, he could have handed me any swatch and there was a 95% chance that I would have said yes. But the fact that he picked something that immediately resonated with me made the process that much more enjoyable.
I saw one swatch that day and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out.
The Perfect Collar Roll | Buttoning Down The Hatches
Like every other sprezz obsessed menswear nerd under the sun, nothing makes me smile like a good collar roll. Being one of the parts of the shirt that moves with the wearer the most, a rolling collar embellishes shirts with a liveliness that the uninitiated tend to forget about in favor of the more obvious details (i.e. the jacket).
P Johnson’s new button down collars are a great example of well executed ‘roll’ and furnish the wearer with more than mere aesthetic appeal. A well rolled button down collar also helps affix one’s tie, centering it and assisting in the creation of the much desired tie arc. With such a collar, the chances that one’s neckwear will hang limp and lifeless on the chest are greatly diminished. Together the tie and rolled collar give the wearer’s v-zone a distinctive dimension, working in harmony with the jacket’s lapel roll and other such details.
Liverano button down collars would be another great - if more aggressive - example of this detail.
The Armoury NYC was lucky enough to take delivery of a Metro recently. Conceived by Mark Braun, a berlin based designer, the simplicity of the Metro is really what stands out. In a sense, it’s a lesson in restraint. Using only a handful of colors and showing only the time, running seconds, and date, it’s all about the details.
I particularly like the power reserve indicator at 1 o'clock, something that Nomos has patented, as well as the oxidized black hands that narrow abruptly ¾’s of the way through.
We hope to get more of these in as soon as they become available. This one, unfortunately, was already spoken for.