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dieworkwear:

At some point, tailoring becomes art. When I was in Naples, I had a chance to stop by Ambrosi’s atelier, which is located in the Spanish Quarter district of the city. If one thought finding tailors in Chiaia is difficult, especially since many of them are tucked away inside courtyards, the Spanish…

dieworkwear:

I always enjoy seeing Antonio Mannina pop up over at The Suitorial. Antonio is the son of Calogero Mannina, a master bespoke cordwainer, and now runs the family’s shoe business out of their shop in Florence, Italy.

I believe most of Signore Mannina’s suits are made by Florentine…

Antonio Panico: The Last of His Kind

Yes, he’s a tailor…but can he make Dickies Pants?

dieworkwear:

One of my most memorable experiences in Naples was visiting Antonio Panico, a legendary tailor in Italy. I wrote about the visit in a two-part article for StyleForum. The first part went up today and I encourage you to read it. 

Panico is an elegant man with a strong presence, and his workshop is one of the last places where you can see the kind of tailoring that seems to have all but disappeared. When he can, he uses heavy, vintage cloths, which have a drape that just isn’t seen in today’s lighter materials. The silhouettes hark back to the Golden Era of Italian style, the 1950s and ’60s. They’re shaped, but masculine, and they have full chests that give off a lot of bravado. There are also the details that everyone fetishizes - barchetta pockets, manica camicia, soft shoulders, so on and so forth. It kind of flattens them out to name them in this way, however. Though most tailors in Naples make their suits with these details, the beauty is always in the art of the execution. Panico’s work is much more beautiful than most. 

Below are photos of the Maestro himself, his work, and the atelier in Naples (there’s also one in Rome). If you’ll notice, the coats and jackets have a rather handsome drape to them, and all the lapels have an expressive roll towards the buttoning point. They remind me of a passage Panico wrote on his website, which I’ll end this entry with:

“On the contrary, elegance is not anonymous. It is shown and felt. A few people maintain the opposite, however. According to them, elegance is not to be seen or emphasized. But they speak as tamed men. An elegant suit is a drum roll and the man who wears it is completely aware of this. Elegance is music, not a hateful noise. Those people, who can’t perceive harmony, can’t perceive elegance.”

Read more at StyleForum



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dieworkwear:

I used to have a couple of over-theorized opinions about grenadines. Grenadine, as you know, is a slightly textured silk that’s used for neckties. Most tiemakers get their silk from one of two weavers in Italy, Fermo Fossati and Seteria Bianchi, both of which produce two types of weaves. The first…

La Vera Sartoria Neapoletana and Elegance

dieworkwear:

It often seems to me that elegance is all but dead. An associate of mine recently wanted advice on what tie he should wear to a wedding. I suggested a few, but he dismissed them as being too boring. He wanted something that would make him stand out. I asked him if he didn’t think the other ones were more elegant. “Well, yes, they’re more elegant, but I want something interesting,” he said. That’s what most men seem to want these days - to look interesting, even if it’s at the sake of elegance. 

Of course, there are some men who are interested in elegance (and being elegant), but many of them come off as contrived. The only truly elegant men I’ve met have all been over the age of 50, and I never got the sense that they “studied” it. There’s one of the managers of De Corato, some tailors I know in Italy, and one gentleman I met a few years back in Oakland. To be sure, they were all impeccably dressed, but their elegance was more defined by the way they carried themselves, their way of speaking, and the things they seemed to know so well. Perhaps it just takes decades before a man gets that kind of confidence and wisdom. 

La Vera Sartoria Neapoletana’s Facebook page has a photo album titled “Elegance is Passion.” In it, there are photos of wonderfully elegant men such as Vittorio de Sica, Cary Grant, and Gary Cooper. I don’t think it ever works out for the best when men try to copy these figures. I do think, however, that they should serve to inspire. Elegance is worth striving for. 



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nspyr:

Thanks to you reading and sharing www.NSPYR.com we’ve been viewed in 54 countries on 6 continents and all 50 states in the USA!

We’ve photographed our next three stories and are writing away. We’re also working on a short documentary for the 9/11 Tenth Anniversary Summit that we’ll share more…

dieworkwear:

Thanks to my friend Cooper Frederickson’s suggestion, I think I’m going to have a cigar linen suit made for summer. Obviously not in time for this summer since I’m working with a traveling tailor, but I hear patience is a virtue.

By cigar linen, I mean a fabric whose color approximates the…

CALL FOR STORIES: WOUNDED WARRIORS Tribute Documentary for the 9/11 Tenth Anniversary Summit

nspyr:

(photo by Dickie Morris @ Middletown, RI Fire Dept. September 11th, 2010)

NSPYR has been commissioned to film a short documentary that honors Wounded Warriors who enlisted following 9/11 and celebrates their resilience while recovering from injuries.

The Wounded Warriors Tribute will premiere on September 8th, 2011 at the 9/11 Tenth Anniversary Summit at the Newseum in Washington, DC.

We are looking for Warriors interested in being filmed at work, home, rehab & play as well as Warriors willing to share their stories with us…

If you or a loved one is a Warrior and interested, please read more…

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richtong:

Tumblr #NYFW Spring 2012
We had so much fun last season bringing some of our top fashion bloggers here to New York to cover fashion week that I’m thrilled to announce we’re doing it again!
Our team spent the past few weeks reviewing each and every one of the hundreds of blog submissions that you all sent in, in search of the most creative people in our fashion community.
We were looking for individuals who not only create and curate some of the best content on their respective blogs, but who also recognize this as an opportunity to begin developing their careers within the fashion industry.
I’m extremely proud of the 16 amazing individuals whom we chose, as they each contribute unique points of view on womenswear, menswear, beauty, models, personal style and photography.  Joining them are four incredibly gifted people from last season, whose exceptional work speaks for itself.
Their collective diversity is a true representation of what I believe the Tumblr fashion community is all about and I hope you all have an opportunity to check them all out.
14 days and counting!
Beautiful photo courtesy of Jamie Beck.
Girl With CurvesA personal style blog, offering outfit inspiration and shopping tips for the everyday fashionista.
The Style StudentFIT student posting photos of what she wears everyday.
Opium PoppiesPhotography student, based in Brooklyn, with a knack for putting together vintage inspired outfits.
TuulaA personal diary of wanderlust and an overflowing wardrobe.
How To Talk To Girls At PartiesA poorly-curated inspiration board for the sartorially inclined.
Justin ChungFormer student of public health turned fashion photographer.
GawsSelf-proclaimed existentialist hailing from Toronto, who also takes lots of photos.
NovhPersonal style & menswear inspiration.
AnnamarieProfessional makeup artist and creator of The Daily Face.
Karla Powell MUAInternational makeup artist, sharing professional tips and product reviews.
High On FlowersA collection of imagery from photoshoots, runway, backstage, advertising and streetstyle.
High Like FashionModels from the runway and editorial.
EllepaSydney-based fashion photographer, making friends with strangers and together making photo magic.
We The UrbanA one-stop daily news source for internet savvy fashion enthusiasts.
Closet CollageCollages of the best looks and inspiration from runway collections.
History of Chuck“I am like a big hairy Tavi…”
Men In This TownGiuseppe Santamaria’s street style journal, profiling men with a distinct look in their natural habitat.
Paper TissueA mix of photography that inspires Jeannine Tan, as well as work of her own.
FarpitzsFarpitzs means “all dressed up” in Yiddish.
From Me To YouA photography blog by Jamie Beck, co-creator of cinemagraphs.

richtong:

Tumblr #NYFW Spring 2012

We had so much fun last season bringing some of our top fashion bloggers here to New York to cover fashion week that I’m thrilled to announce we’re doing it again!

Our team spent the past few weeks reviewing each and every one of the hundreds of blog submissions that you all sent in, in search of the most creative people in our fashion community.

We were looking for individuals who not only create and curate some of the best content on their respective blogs, but who also recognize this as an opportunity to begin developing their careers within the fashion industry.

I’m extremely proud of the 16 amazing individuals whom we chose, as they each contribute unique points of view on womenswear, menswear, beauty, models, personal style and photography.  Joining them are four incredibly gifted people from last season, whose exceptional work speaks for itself.

Their collective diversity is a true representation of what I believe the Tumblr fashion community is all about and I hope you all have an opportunity to check them all out.

14 days and counting!

Beautiful photo courtesy of Jamie Beck.


Girl With Curves
A personal style blog, offering outfit inspiration and shopping tips for the everyday fashionista.

The Style Student
FIT student posting photos of what she wears everyday.

Opium Poppies
Photography student, based in Brooklyn, with a knack for putting together vintage inspired outfits.

Tuula
A personal diary of wanderlust and an overflowing wardrobe.

How To Talk To Girls At Parties
A poorly-curated inspiration board for the sartorially inclined.

Justin Chung
Former student of public health turned fashion photographer.

Gaws
Self-proclaimed existentialist hailing from Toronto, who also takes lots of photos.

Novh
Personal style & menswear inspiration.

Annamarie
Professional makeup artist and creator of The Daily Face.

Karla Powell MUA
International makeup artist, sharing professional tips and product reviews.

High On Flowers
A collection of imagery from photoshoots, runway, backstage, advertising and streetstyle.

High Like Fashion
Models from the runway and editorial.

Ellepa
Sydney-based fashion photographer, making friends with strangers and together making photo magic.

We The Urban
A one-stop daily news source for internet savvy fashion enthusiasts.

Closet Collage
Collages of the best looks and inspiration from runway collections.

History of Chuck
“I am like a big hairy Tavi…”

Men In This Town
Giuseppe Santamaria’s street style journal, profiling men with a distinct look in their natural habitat.

Paper Tissue
A mix of photography that inspires Jeannine Tan, as well as work of her own.

Farpitzs
Farpitzs means “all dressed up” in Yiddish.

From Me To You
A photography blog by Jamie Beck, co-creator of cinemagraphs.

eliz:

Last November I had the super rad opportunity to work with Target and Mike Perry on some billboards for the LA Live complex in DTLA. They just went up, so if you’re driving by, take a look.  Featuring the amazing skater Paul Rodriguez.  

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