Perhaps the world’s most exclusive costume manufacturers can probably be attributed to the Italian Kiton. With weaving Carlo Barbera in the back and a more or less completely hand-sewn product to qualify in the top tier in terms of both price and quality. Continue reading
Today it is time for the next part of the series “What I have in me.” We spoke with Andreas Lagergren who after years of retail experience in Stockholm and Oslo chose to pursue his passion, and moved to Seoul to work with tailor Tailorable. Andrew gives us his views on how he sees the clothes and especially what he wears.
My name is Andreas Lagergren. I work today store front on tailoring Tailorable in Seoul, Korea. My job is to consult customers through the entire process of buying tailored, from the choice of fabric and garment details to measuring up and fitting. I also travel frequently to Hong Kong and Beijing to meet our customers where the same process.
Tailorable is one of several young tailors in the last’ve taken advantage of it actually fine craftsmanship available in the country and bred there. Like Japan, Korean handicrafts really top quality. As the number of young ambitious people are traveling to Italy and England to learn tailoring I think that within a few years will see more Asian tailors very coveted.
Previously, I worked selling clothing in Stockholm and Oslo. But after a vacation in Seoul and after I tested various Korean products tailors I was very impressed by the country’s viral tailor culture. That along with my fascination for the country made the decision to move here easily. A decision today I’m very happy that I took.
Comments on the upholstery
In the picture I wear, not surprisingly, a tailor-made suit from Tailorable. The fabric is a wool fabric with old stock rather coarse brushed character from Porter & Harding. Usually, I prefer English fabrics as they generally seem a bit better and can tolerate a bit more. Moreover, they are often loud but often sophisticated and elegant. The shirt is from Italian Barba, Necktie by E.Marinella and shoes are from Spanish Carmina. The watch is a Rolex Oyster Date Precision (ref.6694) from 1981. This is no treasure but still priceless to me. I managed whiskey drunk in a delirium bid this home six years ago and has worn it almost every day since.
My philosophy on clothing is to keep it simple and I often work for a palette or theme. In the picture I have clear blue as the theme while I am on other days (and mostly) work with natural colors like beige, brown and gray. Without exception, works the white or light blue shirt, a sufficient freshness and contrast. Instead of sprawling after effect so I focus mostly on fit, quality and a uniform composition.
Costume – Tailorable Bespoke in a dead-stock wool fabric from Porter & Harding
Shirt – Barba Napoli
Tie – E. Marinella
Shoes – Carmina
Watch – Rolex Oyster Date Precision ref. 6694
Instagram – @andreaslagergren
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One of the most inspiring webshop during past years, the US side No Man Walks Alone. With a hand-picked selection of specialists Eidos Napoli, Sartoria Formosa, Valstar and Camoshita has managed to combine the highest quality with affordability and aesthetics in the world. Continue reading
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For many, certainly brand Stoffa something unknown. We have the great pleasure to announce that this uncompromising company focusing on hats, pants and outerwear visit Stockholm on Thursday next week. The visit is a collaboration between the company’s Swedish agent Marcus Malmborg and Saman Amel and will be held at the company’s premises at Kommendörsgatan 21st Continue reading
Today it is time for the next person in our series “What I have in me.” Some probably know him from Mr. Judit or J.Lindeberg where he worked before this year took the step to Skoaktiebolaget. An extremely creative and artistic person who constantly inspires with his attire. We give you Dan Oliver Falk. Continue reading
Socks often simplified as a necessary evil. 3-pack of inferior quality to be seen as a consumable rather than the style marker that can actually be. We have chosen to go to the root of the problem and give you tips on both manufacturers, matches and qualities. Continue reading
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Today it is time for the next part of the form “What I have in me” where we ask inspirational people we meet in our profession to explain who they are and why they chose to dress as they do. Today it is time for the Day Granath is one of the guys behind the brand Saman Amel. Continue reading
There has been a lot of focus this summer at the Pitti Uomo and our visit there. Now it will soon be time to round off this. With today’s text, we would like to offer a little inspiration from the exhibition might happiest visitors, Zing Chen. Continue reading
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We are approaching the end of our coverage of the summer collections for 2015. Today, we will be focusing on one of the industry’s premier costume manufacturers in recent years undergone started an exciting journey to take the brand to the next level. We’re talking about Caruso SS / 16. Continue reading