One of our favorite new fabrics is a worsted cotton by Caccioppoli - here made in tan as part of a full suit. Shown here with a linen-blend sportcoat pulled from the archives.
A few more shots of our recent favorite Hermès linings.
Fashion of the 1930s at the FIT Museum
Curator G. Bruce Boyer says that modern fashion began in the 1930s. His new exhibit, at the FIT Museum in New York, is “Elegance in an Age of Crisis: Fashions of the 1930s.” Director Ben Harrison talked with Boyer at the posh opening party for the exhibit, and the curator drew the line between the Victorian and Edwardian fashions that still prevailed through the 1920s, and the strikingly contemporary styles of just a decade later.
The exhibit features vintage examples, ranging from evening clothes to trench coats to Fred Astaire’s shoes. In the early 30s, America was tightening its belt, but contemporary style was just getting started.
The exhibition runs through April 19th at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.
Our good friend Bruce Boyer commenting on his new exhibit at FIT.
Detail shots of our hand-sewn bellows pocket on a cashmere sport jacket.
(Not pictured - mink fur collar and Hermes scarf lining)
Vintage Hermes scarf, re-purposed as lining for a navy velvet jacket.
It’s holiday party season here at Custom Shop! Fresh for a client are these fine wale velvet corduroy trousers by Carnet, and sportcoat in wool/cashmere from Ariston.
Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and very happy holidays.
Alan wearing his own designs: Tyrol inspired suede and wool sweater-jacket and suede coat - both custom made by Schiatti.
Add a bit of whimsy to your holiday attire, with an unexpected patterned dinner shirt and alternative shawl collar jacket.
*Carnet velvet with single button front (part of suit)
*Cotton-cashmere corduroy 6 on 4 DB