Most of us these days yawn when we see #menswear content. We are like kings who sit back on our iPad thrones and wait to see what sort of performance our little jester might come up with next. So, it takes a lot to excite us these days but one article caught my eye this week. It was written by the esteemed author Hugo Jacomet of the French blog Parisian Gentleman and it's on the oldest cloth family from Biella, commonly known as VBC, which stands for Vitale Barberis Canonico, the three family names attached to a wool making (ie: processes up to thread) and weaving business which has been running continuously since the 1600's.
But, it's not just the yarn (pun intended) that drew me to this story, but also the first image, which I paste below, of Francesco Barberis' peaked lapel suit. It is so elegant and such a wonderful check that I was drooling most of the way down the page as I waded through the family history.
You can read more from Jacomet's article here:
|Francesco Barberis, of the oldest family still in cloth, Vitale Barberis Canonico, of Biella, Italy.|
At the same time, and shamelessly I might add, I post below what Hugo had to say about our bow ties this week. It's nice to hear somebody put Le Noeud Papillon in the vicinity of something that is the best in the world. Whether we are the best in the world at making bow ties at the moment, we will leave up to you, our customers, to decide. www.lenoeudpapillon.com
|A small amount of praise goes a long way - Parisian's Gentleman's Hugo Jacomet on Le Noeud Papillon' bow ties.|