Velvet is neither a material nor a fabric, it is a particular type of weave – and a complex one at that. Consisting of a simple weave (which constitutes its basic structure) to which is attached an additional thread, called pile yarn. This pile yarn is cut to give the fabric its satin appearance. Velvet […]


Sweaters have long been considered as humble pieces of men’s wardrobe, coming from common origins and of simple confection. They still entered the wardrobe of sovereigns, intellectuals, painters and singers throughout the 20th century. Sweaters for sports and leisure of the aristocratic classes In 1921, the Prince of Wales and future Edward VIII wears a […]


Linen was introduced into Europe 2000 years ago. Originally considered as bad weed, its cultivation developed very early on to be transformed into textiles. The manufacturing process has remained unchanged through the ages: the plucked flax stalks are first spread out in sheets on the ground and then treated to extract the fibres (this is […]


The short-sleeve shirt was democratised in the 1920s by tennis players who wore it to play with more ease. A new smock for artists and painters Subsequently, short-sleeve shirts became very popular within artists, particularly painters, who thus avoided getting their sleeves dirty while painting: Picasso, Léger, Albers and Matisse all wore one in their […]


Pockets were not originally sewn-in pockets like the ones we know today, but rather separate bags attached to clothes. Used principally for the carrying of tools, it was from the 15th century that these bags were knotted around the waist or suspended from the belt. Coveted by pickpockets and purse cutters, slits were then cut […]


An old rule of masculine elegance states that it can be worn only between Memorial Day and Labor Day: from late May to early September. From British trading posts in India to the shoulders of the English bourgeoisie Seersucker is a fabric native to India. The word seersucker is taken from the Persian shir o […]


3-button jackets were created at the end of the 19th century. Of Edwardian inspiration, they were first omnipresent in England and worn in France by the dandies of the Third Republic. In the 1960s, 3-button jackets were abandoned in favour of 2-button ones, which had appeared in the 1920s: their look was considered more sporty. […]


Our shirts are manufactured in a workshop founded in 1989, in Cologne, Germany. The family-owned company has been manufacturing shirts with the highest quality standards for over 30 years. The workshops’ founders have succeeded in combining heritage and tradition while modernizing the shirt making process. THE HAND OR THE MACHINE There are two schools in […]


Our shoes are made in a workshop founded in 1909 in Vigevano, an Italian town in the province of Lombardy. For 112 years they have been hand-producing some of the most beautiful shoes for the most renowned houses. It is a family business, today run by two brothers, the founder’s great-grandchildren. THE HAND The hand […]


It was Baron Raglan who gave his name to a diagonally cut sleeve, extending to the neckline. In december 1853, the Crimean War just began between Russia and a coalition of the French Empire, the Ottoman Empire and Great Britain. Winter sets in and the British army faces problems in supplying warm clothing. Baron Raglan […]

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