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Cloth Merchants: Ariston

Ariston was established as a cloth merchant in 1920 in Naples, Italy by Ferdinando Imparato. Still being managed by the founding family, control of the business is now in the hands of the fourth generation. Outsourcing the production of its finest fabrics to third parties, almost all collections are made by Italian mills, except Irish linen. Specialising in fabrics for menswear, Ariston offers worsted woolen, wool, flannel, cashmere, mohair, cotton, silk, and linen fabrics to...

History of The Chelsea Boot

The popularity of Chelsea boots have never declined since they first existed. It’s mainly because Chelsea boots are versatile, have a timeless shape, and easy to match with different styles. These features of the Chelsea boot have allowed them to never go out of fashion. There are specific characteristic features that make the Chelsea boot unique. The Chelsea boot is made with a high ankle length and elastic inserts made from vulcanised rubber on both...

Bespoke Double-Pleated Flannel Trousers in Check Pattern, from Neapolitan Cerrato

The charcoal flannel with a large check, double-pleated trousers were made by Cerrato, Neapolitan bespoke trouser-maker, and the fabric was sourced from British Fox Brothers, one of the best flannel fabric producers in the world. Cerrato is a bespoke tailoring house based in Naples, Italy specializing in making bespoke trousers only. Founded in 1972 by Ciro Cerrato and his wife, the whole family got involved in the business over the years. Cerrato is now managed...

Flannel Fabric

Flannel is a type of woolen fabric that is soft and slightly napped. Originally, flannel fabrics were woven from carded wool or worsted yarn. Being versatile, flannel fabrics are a great option to dress down the look without becoming too casual. They are not as classic as suits made from worsted suitings however, it is still possible to make the look chic without becoming too formal. For example, flannel trousers can easily be matched with...

The History of the Three-Roll-Two Jacket

A three-roll-two jacket is a single-breasted jacket with three buttons pressed to two meaning the topmost button is hidden into the roll of the right side of the lapel. It also refers to having two and a half buttons as the topmost buttonhole is always ironed to be seen on the left side of the lapel. The mid button is meant to be closed in this style as it is seen as the top button...

Yorkshire, The Wool Capital of Britain

The history of the woolen industry in Britain dates back to the Bronze Age. According to historians, the Romans had weaving shops in Winchester in order to make clothes for the army. In addition, some indications show that the English got involved in the cloth industry at the very beginning of the reign of the Saxon King, Alfred, between 871 and 899. Yorkshire is a county located in the northwest of England which has been...

Why the Bottom Button of Waistcoats and Jackets Stay Unbuttoned

There are certain needs and reasons behind the birth of specific dressing styles. In some cases, poverty led it to happen however and in some other cases, physical measurements were the main reason people started dressing in certain styles. In our case, it’s good to know why people started leaving the bottom button of their waistcoats and jackets unbuttoned. The trend started at the beginning of the 1900’s under the leading of the Prince of...

Cloth Merchants: Caccioppoli

Caccioppoli was established as a cloth merchant in Naples just after World War I by Vincenzo Caccioppoli and his sons. The family started working in the textile sector in a different country before becoming a popular fabric supplier for bespoke tailors. Vincenzo Caccioppoli and his eldest son Raphael moved to the capital city of Bogota, Colombia in the beginning of the 1900’s. There they set up a store named Almanacen Italy and started importing woven apparel...

The History of The Sweater

The sweater is a piece of garment that covers the torso and arms. There are various options of different styles and cuts of sweaters; some sweater models cover the neck of the wearer, some are designed with buttons like a waistcoat, some are made with zip neck or designed with zip from top to bottom, and some models are made with a polo neck or v-neck.  In addition to different models, sweaters are made from...

Three-Piece Bespoke Suit in Ultramarine Blue, from Edwards Custom Made

The three-piece bespoke suit in ultramarine blue pictured was made by Edwards Custom Made – a bespoke tailoring house based in Istanbul, Turkey - from a worsted woolen suiting of Drapers – a cloth merchant based in Bologna, Italy. Before diving into the details of the suit, it is good to briefly mention both the history of the color blue and the shade of ultramarine. https://www.tailoreddetails.com/en/detay/istanbul-s-tailors-edwards-custom-made https://www.tailoreddetails.com/en/detay/bespoke-suit-in-double-breasted-style-from-edwards-custom-made https://www.tailoreddetails.com/en/detay/dark-grey-three-piece The history of the color blue dates...