HUSBANDS JOURNAL

SUEDE: RETURN OF THE GLAM ROCK STYLE

“We were all out of work so we were going to the charity shops – we were accidentally dressed by Oxfam. In the early 90s, these stores weren’t filled with Gap T-shirts, they were selling clothes made 10 or 15 years earlier. We looked like we had adopted a retro chic style, but in truth […]

3-PIECE SUITS

The 3-piece suit, or full suit (jacket, trousers and waistcoat) appeared in Great Britain under the impetus of King Charles II who introduced it into the dress code of the Court in 1666. English aristocrats were already wearing long jackets with trousers made of the same fabric, but King Charles II added a 3rd element: […]

TOM WOOD, MERSEYSIDE’S YOUTH

On the banks of the River Mersey, between Liverpool and New Brighton, Tom Wood photographs the youth of the mid-1980s trying to fill the void and boredom. Ferry accros the Mersey: first contact with the youth of Liverpool In his first series of photographs Ferry accros the Mersey (1985), Tom Wood captures young people killing […]

PARISIAN CLUBS 1970-1980

“The light diffracted in a prism is the symbol of the 80’s, whereas in the 70’s we were talking more about shadow. Here we are splashed with multicoloured rays that drip onto white dinner jackets like vanilla in a whisky and coke.” Alain Pacadis, Nightdealing, Libération, 24 octobre 1979. After May 68, intellectuals and artists, […]

THE CASHMERE FABRIC

cashmere • natural fibre of animal origin, derived from the long winter undercoat of cashmere goats, sheared or brushed off the chest during their spring moult. Its name comes from the region of Kashmir, where this fibre was originally processed. Its production and manufacture are limited to the geographical area of origin of the goats, […]

THE HERRINGBONE PATTERN

The herringbone pattern has its origins in the architecture of ancient Rome, when the Romans developed this architectural pattern for paving. However, it was through the production of textiles that the herringbone pattern developed on a European scale. The weaving technique of the herringbone pattern Constructed with a twill weave, the herringbone is easily recognisable […]

MAKING HUSBANDS #3 : COATS, JACKETS, TROUSERS

All our “shouldered” garments are made in the same workshop in the suburbs of Naples. A first workshop was founded in 1954. The company took advantage of the post-war economic miracle and hired some forty experienced tailors. In the 70s, the factory worked for the most notorious Italian luxury houses. In 2006 the workshop was […]

PARIS’ LEFT BANK BY EMILE SAVITRY

First painter and then photographer, Émile Savitry makes the artistic and cultural life of Saint-Germain-des-Prés and Montparnasse districts the privileged frame for his shots. Artists’ studios, jazz cellars, café terraces and restaurants on the Left Bank are the theatre for his human comedies. Humanist photography in post-war Paris Along with Robert Doisneau, Willy Ronis and […]

JEANS, A FRENCH HISTORY

Jeans are five-pocket trousers made of denim: a cotton twill fabric with unbleached weft threads and indigo warp threads. From Nimes to the American spinning mills Denim originates from a town in the south of France from which the fabric takes its name: “de Nîmes” (literally “from Nîmes”). From the 17th century onwards, Nîmes was […]

TWILL

The wool twill is one of the most important weavings of the classic wardrobe, giving their structures to many fabrics: gabardine, tweed, cavalry twill or denim. Technically, it is a matter of passing the weft wire over the chain wire while preserving a slight lag between the wires. Thus, this weaving allows the creation of […]

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