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Monday, October 19, 2009
Traditional Design in a Unique Fabric
While at Michael's Custom Clothiers this weekend I stumbled across a beautiful fabric made out of Worsted Wool (50%), Linen (30%) & Silk (20%). The fabric came in a multitude of designs and colors but my favorite were the houndstooth and herringbone. They were both tan and navy a striking combination. Perfect for warm weather, or year around in a warm weather city like Los Angeles.
Personally, I would opt for the herringbone design to be made into a suit and the houndstooth to be made into an odd jacket. Either option would be quite fun to be seen made into a finished piece. The fabrics were part of a Savile Row "Island" collection. Neither textile would be seen in on the rack made to wear clothing. Yet another reason to get your suits & jackets made bespoke, selection.
Sprezzatura Italian for "Artful Dishevelment". How to look good without looking like you try too hard. Looking good gracefully is not easy, but we at MD feel we must progress toward the unattainable perfection of Artful Dishevelment. http://moderndignified.blogspot.com/2009/08/sprezzatura.html