Christian Kerber has some wonderful photographs of Naples, a southern city in Italy that is known for its bespoke tailoring.
Naples’ tailoring has always held a special place in the hearts of menswear enthusiasts. There are a few reasons, but one of them, I think, is that the city holds a lot of “Old World” charm. There is more to bespoke tailoring than just the garments you get - there is the experience. In Naples, you can get luxurious garments made in some of the oldest and most traditional handcrafting methods, but for prices that are far more affordable than what you’d find in London.
Kerber’s photographs capture the romance of that experience fairly well. Here we see Antonio Panico giving a suit fitting, Maurizio Marinella going over a custom tie order, and some of Anna Mattuozo’s custom shirt patterns. These people are, literally, some of the best in their respective trades.
Check out the rest of Kreber’s portfolio if you have a chance. The guy is a fantastic photographer.
Cashmere Knit - Simona by Ambrosi
Done Very Well
I have just finished stitching the side adjuster tabs on a pair of Black Watch tartan trousers.
LOVE the shoes
Love his restraint. When clothes are cut like this, splashes of color are not necessary.
Taka and I are the same age, and have known each other for about 6 years. We met first in Italy, long before I ever imagined working along side him. Now we meet 5 times a year at least, and I admire him as one of the most elegant men I know.
My friend, Taka.
And this is what I would choose
Unlined sleeves on the Liverano jacket and handrolled on the Navy Raw Silk Drakes Tie. The collar on the shirt is from a Neapolitan maker. Very nice roll to it.
Coincidentally, we’ve got Antonio Liverano visiting London in April 20th and 21st. Book early to avoid disappointment! We’ve also got Carmina and Nackymade with us there!
Wishing I was in HK right now
Lined up for Fittings
Lino Ieluzzi and Gianpaolo Alliata (Ph Simon Skreddernes)