Monthly Archives: February 2013

Paris Fashion Week – Berluti Fall/Winter 2013

Berluti hosted their Fall/Winter collection in the Musee National d’Histoire Naturelle. This presentation had to be one of the highlights of my trip to the Paris Fashion Week last month. One actually had to walk through a winter wonderland – thanks to the recent and unusual snowfall for Paris – lit by candle light to arrive at the main building. Once inside, Gabriel Zeller and I were given flashlights: special wooden and leather ones for the occasion, and had to find our way through the darkened aisles of the museum to the main hall. It was quite a unique experience given the fact there were mannequins clothed in Berluti’s current seasons offerings set up all along the path. The best part was yet to come and the collection really was the highlight of the whole show.

First a bootmaker, Berluti has expanded into a full range of ready-to-wear clothing. The shoes usually are antiqued in the very typical Berltui manner and the shoes sometimes feature scripture on them. The clothes were outstanding as they used a wide range of unique fabrics. At first glance, many of the clothes looked as though they were constructed from ordinary windowpanes, solids and stripes. Upon further inspection, you could see that the fabric was truly different. My favorite pieces of the collection were the windowpane double breasted suit, Russian calf Chelsea boots and the red asymmetrical leather jacket.

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Finamore Fall/Winter 2013

Finamore makes some of the best shirts on the market and they are priced quite reasonably; compared to the amount of handwork that goes into one of their shirts.  Many of the mainline shirts feature a spread collar and are produced in very traditional fabrics.  One of the most unusual things I saw, was the unstructured collar on the blue poplin dress shirt.  I do not know of any American shirt makers who do such a thing.

Finamore is primarily known for their dress shirts but they also have a “vintage” line and this line is starting to gain tremendous popularity. At Finamore Vintage, they experiment with different fabrics and washes and the shirts are usually more casual.  Expect to find more patterns such as plaids and prints.  Following in the footsteps of the vintage line, Finamore has begun to offer unstructured jackets and pants. These pieces are also very casual and are available in a handful of tweeds and light wool flannels.

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Photography Adrian Bautista

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Details Style Network Launch

Yesterday, Details Magazine launched their Style Network. The Style Network is a website which features selected contributors and houses their work under one roof. This website is aiming to be the “one stop shop” for online menswear and some of the participants include Liam Saw This, Secret Forts, Monsieur Jerome and myself.

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