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The Barchetta Pocket and the Purpose of Beauty
16 Oct

The Barchetta Pocket and the Purpose of Beauty

The barchetta pocket is often thought to be a tailoring detail exclusively from Italy.  The word “barchetta” is Italian for “little boat.”  It describes how the pocket floats on the chest, gently angled upwards, like the bow of a sailboat.  Most machine-made suits, by contrast, have chest pockets with a more stamped-out, rectangular shape.

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Seven at One Blow: Famous Fabulist Tailors of Fact and Fiction
25 Apr

Seven at One Blow: Famous Fabulist Tailors of Fact and Fiction

1. The Brave Little Tailor: 

Ever since the Brothers Grimm’s Brave Little Tailor turned swatting seven flies away from his snack of jam into a tall tale of dispatching seven strong men, the profession of tailor has turned up its share of memorable misadventurers. This folktale tailor demonstrated cockiness, confidence, and quick-wittedness, along with a very grudging respect for the truth. 

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Finding the Right Tailor
27 Feb

Finding the Right Tailor

If you've decided that you'd like to have a bespoke suit, you're now in search of a bespoke tailor. The right tailor is someone who understands what you want, and will do their best to make it for you. 

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Quick Study in Neapolitan Shoulders
02 Aug

Quick Study in Neapolitan Shoulders

When commissioning a bespoke jacket in Naples, the choice of which shoulder construction to use tends to fall into two main categories.

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