Cesare Attolini F/W

The Odd DB Waistcoat.
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The Odd DB Waistcoat.

ildominovice said: I recently purchased a pair of Supergas but found they were just a tad too big. I’m gonna size down a half. I’ve heard of others having to to this. Was this the case for you also, or were they spot?

I had the opportunity to try on a pair before I bought them, but they do seem to run about a half-size large.

Sartoria Parma, Boggi, J. Press, Incotex, John Bakery.
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Sartoria Parma, Boggi, J. Press, Incotex, John Bakery.

Jacket: Sartoria Parma - Shirt: Boggi - PS: J. Press - Pants: Incotex - Shoes: John Bakery

3/2.5 Roll.
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3/2.5 Roll.

Today
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Today

Sartorial 7 x Tanqueray: The World Class House

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…an aroma of burning cigars with whiskey and rum…
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SbN Review:  Oliveo Pt. II

Feels like Havana…

This is my second go-around with Oliveo from Makeyourownjeans.  They boast the fact that the garment is “70% handmade, 30% machine made” - that’s quite the amount of handwork for an online ‘bespoke’ product.  The attention to detail is definitely there, and with some minor adjustments from my first order, this one came out lovely.

I decided to go with a 3/4 lined “Italian Linen” jacket in a beautiful shade of tobacco/cigar-like tone.  The jacket features wide notch lapels, 3/2 roll closure, dual vent, 4 functional button cuff, 2 patch pockets, and a slightly structured shoulder.  There is a great attention to the detail with the only negative being the stitching of the buttonholes.

When first putting on the jacket, I thought the gorge was a little low and that the shoulder was a little too structured.  I am attracted to the Italian flair of a soft shoulder, raised gorge, and a hint of sprezz - but shortly after I got out of that narrow minded outlook that I’ve grown to love, I noticed a different type of feeling that I wasn’t originally looking for when I was designing this jacket.

This jacket took me to another place, a different culture.  A lightness suitable for a sunset on a Caribbean beach veering into a night of music and mambo.  A color that brought about an aroma of burning cigars with whiskey and rum.  Looking in the mirror, looking back into another time where the details seem relevant and fresh.  This jacket aligned me in a era that was unfamiliar, but also somewhere I know so much about.  Somewhere comfortable.  It was Havana, Cuba.  The 40’s maybe the 50’s.  Its a time that is part of me.  But that’s a story for another day.

I regress.  Maybe I gave myself too much to time to think about it.  Maybe I’m just rambling.  I don’t know, but this jacket is solid.  I lucked it out it was a warmer Sunday where I could get a quick wear out of it before the temperature dips low for good.  Oliveo does so much right, and I look forward to the heat to return so that we can do this again.

Cigar Linen…
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Cigar Linen…

Tobacco linen…
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Tobacco linen…

Earlier on “The Hill” #menswear #thelou #thehill #stlouis #espresso
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Earlier on “The Hill” #menswear #thelou #thehill #stlouis #espresso