The Italian Gentleman by Hugo Jacomet
The Master Tailors of Italian Men's Fashion

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The most perceptive and savvy of readers will recognize the tales of these survivors, the lessons to be learned from doing what you do best no matter the circumstance, and most of all the author’s complete immersion and love of the subject at hand.
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In the world of fashion, Italy is the Mount Everest of men's style. London
may have Savile Row, Paris its luxury industries, and New York Madison
Avenue, but none possesses the true essence of Italian elegance. Beyond
its global fashion brands, the soul of Italian style is found in the
workshops and boutiques of the established masters and artisans who for
generations have created the finest menswear on the planet.
 
Industry insider and respected sartorialist Hugo Jacomet is one of
Europe's most knowledgeable commentators on men's fashion. This lavish
guide is the result of over two years spent traveling the length and
breadth of Italy, from the foothills of the Alps to the islands of Sicily,
documenting the craftsmanship behind Italy's most elegant gentlemen. From
Renaissance fabric mills to the world-famous sartorias, from international
brands to family-run businesses, over fifty houses from across the country
are celebrated for their unique style and commitment to upholding timeless
Italian traditions. Exquisite photographs by Lyle Roblin, commissioned
specially for this book, reveal the passion and zeal of the country's finest fabric 
merchants, tailors, producers and boutique-owners.
 
This richly illustrated journey uncovers the rarely seen producers of true
Italian style, essential reading for the modern gentleman and all those
who appreciate the beauty of a bespoke suit, the quality of a hand-welted
shoe, the luxury of hand-made gloves, or the flamboyant panache of a
seven-fold silk tie.
 

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Published October 1, 2017 by Thames & Hudson Ltd. 304 pages
Genres: History, Arts & Photography.
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Reviewed by Jeffrey Felner on Nov 10 2017

The most perceptive and savvy of readers will recognize the tales of these survivors, the lessons to be learned from doing what you do best no matter the circumstance, and most of all the author’s complete immersion and love of the subject at hand.

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