liverano and liverano

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.

Clothing nerds unite.

Liverano style:

1. Soft sloped shoulder that is slightly extended

2. Generous collar and lapel, classically proportioned with a low notch

3. Clean sleeve head

4. Breast pocket sits lower on the chest to compliment the collar and lapel

5. A light hand stitched canvas is used at the chest, an even softer gauge is used for the rest of the jacket

6. 3 button rolled to 2 configuration

7. Rich chest for a masculine shape

8. The jacket meets only at the central button due to the distinctive cut away style

9. Open quarters or cut away jacket opening. Typical Florentina style

10. Jackets can be side vented or un-vented

11. Pockets can be patch, jetted or flapped

12. Curved sleeve