There is no fabric more integral to the tailoring industry than wool. As one of the oldest materials known to mankind, the inherent natural properties of wool have long been used to craft garments to the body, and through technical innovation and manufacturing developments, it remains a go-to no matter the season or style.
Despite mounting interest from consumers in the traceability of garments, there are very few brands that can lay claim to an in-house supply chain – from farm to fashion, as it were – given the complexity and expense inherent in managing all areas of the business. For Paris-based luxury menswear brand Cerruti 1881, it is a source of pride and opportunity for creative freedom that the bulk of its fabrics are developed exclusively by Biella textile mill Lanificio Fratelli Cerruti.
The Art of Craftmanship
The Woolmark Company and iconic menswear brand Scabal have once again joined forces, producing a stunning short film saluting the heroes of the handmade, the believers of bespoke and those who handle perfection. The film focuses on the craftsmanship of SCABAL's tailors, turning luxurious Australian Merino wool into premium garments for the modern gentleman, whilst drawing comparisons to craftsmen in other fields who also use the finest raw materials to create perfect results.
Shoot: Process of hibernation
3.1 Phillip Lim zip-up wool jacket and wool twill belted trousers; Ermenegildo Zegna hiking boots.
Dylan wears Raf Simons zip-front wool tunic.
Acne Studios knitted wool jumper and Marcelo Burlon knitted wool trousers.
Grenfell wool shirt; Richard James double-breasted wool suit.
Marcelo Burlon wool jacket (worn as shirt); Missoni zip-up wool cardigan (worn over top); AMI wool trousers; Diesel Black Gold rope belt and leather boots.
Brooks Brothers knitted wool turtleneck; E. Tautz double-breasted wool and alpaca jacket; Wooyoungmi wool trousers.
Paul Smith knitted wool turtleneck and wool trousers; Wooyoungmi checked wool jacket.
Wooyoungmi shirt; Hugo Boss double-breasted wool suit; Cerruti 1881 knitted wool sweater (worn over top).
Alexander McQueen double-breasted wool suit.
Sandro wool coat (left); Dries Van Noten wool jacket (right) and checked wool trousers.
Z Zegna wool turtleneck sweater; Raf Simons wool coat; Giorgio Armani drawstring trousers and leather boots with wool laces.
Ermenegildo Zegna wool- blend turtleneck sweater; Sandro knitted wool zip-up jacket; AMI woven wool houndstooth jacket; Miharayasuhiro wool-blend coat.
There are few streets in the world that evoke such a sense of storied tradition as London’s Savile Row. As the home of British tailoring, the street in the capital’s Mayfair district is revered the world over for its unparalleled approach to bespoke tailoring, Palladian architecture and hordes of well-dressed men.Tailors began populating Savile Row and some of the surrounding streets late in the 18th century, with Henry Poole credited as being the first to officially open on the strip when he expanded his father’s tailoring business, one that still exists today. The term itself – bespoke – is said to indicate that a piece of clothing is to “be spoken for” by an individual customer, some of which have, over the course of history, included the current Prince of Wales, Winston Churchill, Lord Nelson and Napoleon III. In this ongoing series of profiles, we introduce the stars of Savile Row: the tailors, cutters and makers behind bespoke suiting, an important and enduring part of the global menswear market.