Monthly Archives: November 2016

What I Have in Me – Andreas Lagergren

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.

Introduction

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

 

Donegal Tweed From Molloy & Sons

I am a fabric belt in general and a tweed nerd in particular, I admit it. I absolutely love visiting weavers, tailors and textile dealer with a large range of fabrics, preferably older so-called vintage fabrics with unique designs and materials. Today we tell here at Manolo for Molloy & Sons is a unique small manufacturer of robust wool fabrics in the North West of Ireland. Continue reading

Stoffa to Stockholm September 24

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

Inspiration – Safari Jacket

An outer garments with quite a lot of space here on our site is the so-called Field Jackets derived from a classic M65 jacket. This is a model that has been very popular for more years now and doing well both in a casual dress code, but also the example suit to break the formality little. A jacket that is somewhat reminiscent of the model is the Safari jacket and that is the real gaining ground again. Especially as this was the summer makes it quite well in his unlined version in cotton or linen. Continue reading

Caruso SS / 15

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