One of the most impressive pieces of clothing I’ve ever come across.

A client’s Liverano ulster coat in a wool/cashmere herringbone at first fitting.

At this point, you can see all of the internals - completely hand canvased all the way down to the bottom of the coat and throughout the lapel and the body.  The engineering is not dissimilar to his suits and sportcoats, which he’s able to keep light through carefully placed horsehair in the chest.  The collar and body in the ulster are a bit more reinforced to hold up to the weight and structure of the garment.

Nevertheless, every bit a Liverano in the cut, styling, construction, and make.

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 & Liverano.

We’re very excited to have Antonio, Taka, and Qemal back in town to do first fittings and take new orders.

More selfishly, I’m excited to have my first first fitting for a bespoke piece of tailored clothing, especially one as legendary as Liverano.

Liverano will be at The Armoury NYC from the 11th - 13th of September.  nyc (at) thearmoury (dot) com to make an appointment.

menswearhousepodcast:

Dear God, we’re lazy. And summer’s hot. And the subways suck. What else can I complain about? Rent sucks, my AC broke, whatever.

You now have the Menswearhouse Podcast as your beacon of hope and we’re back with a hypothetical sitch.

If you had a blank check to write to one fledgling designer, who would it be?

Who will win? Who will be banished to the menswearhouse dungeons? When will we get a cease and desist letter from Men’s Warehouse?

These answers and more in episode 14, now in iTunes low definition.

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Knight’s zeal to play in the game is endearing, and his plea to Jordan gives us maybe the best non-Murray line in the movie: “I may not be tall, but I am slow.” That is a great general road map for a joke: Use the first clause of a sentence to set up viewer expectations for what the second clause will be, and flip those expectations on their head. That model probably reached its pop-culture apex on 30 Rock, which mined it in almost every episode.

It also produced my favorite line from Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, when Jim Carrey tells Courteney Cox to leave him alone so he can investigate the dolphin pool: “If I’m not back in five minutes — [pause for effect] — just wait longer.” Boom.

Ring Jacket AMJ03 in deadstock Ermenegildo Zegna cross-ply fabric.

A really interesting shade - not quite purple, not quite red, not quite pink - the variation from the cross-ply and the fabric composition (48% Linen, 38% wool, 14% silk) create a dusty look that’s quite a bit more wearable than it first appears.

With Drake’s accessories and Liverano Shirt.