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Style Stories: Alexander Lawrence

Hi Guys!

Welcome to the latest edition of Style Stories. This week I will be interviewing Alexander Lawrence a mens fashion blogger based in Dublin. Alexander’s blog is called The Male-ing List. Alex is currently a fashion student and the aim for his blog is simple. To create a platform that appeals to men, where they are able to catch up on the latest menswear fashion news, trends and everything menswear. Now I’m going to let Alexander tell you his style story. (more…)

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The Sneaker Shortlist from Farfetch

Hi Guys!

I hope you had a nice bank holiday weekend! Im usually showing you guys how to get the look for less on the high street, but don’t we all deserve a bit of luxury every once in a while? Of course we do! I was recently asked by Farfetch, a luxury digital fashion company to share this infographic from a recent editorial piece on their website.

The infographic as you guess is called The Sneaker Shortlist. I was excited to share this as I have always been a fan of sneakers even before I became interested in fashion. (more…)

Italo Ferretti: Masters of Tie Making

Hi Guys

I have recently discovered Italo Ferretti, a historic brand of Made in Italy luxury fashion, whose products are completely designed and handmade in Italy by master Italian tailors. 

Italo Ferretti is known for exclusive, unique and highly refined products such as silk ties, bow ties, shirts, jackets, cummerbunds and other accessories.

This time we’ll take a look at their ties, since they are the beating heart of Italo Ferretti’s production and can be bought directly on their website www.italoferretti.com/en.

Ties

Italo Ferretti ties are conceived to be works of art, as the process starts with a sketch drawn by hand using a vast number of colours. The fabrics that are used are dyed yarns that are twisted by special tambours which are used to protect and enhance the best silks used to make the ties providing the ideal combination of strength and softness. Here is a video which will show you how the ties are made

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaJsXA1bGF8&feature=youtu.be

International Patents

Italo Ferretti owns 8 different patents to provide a uniqueness and exclusivity to each product using quality standards that are amongst the worlds best. I am going to talk about 3 of these

The Balanced Tie

The reinforcement that is applied to the tail of the tie is made from the same fabric that the tie itself is made from. There are three additional sewings and double flaps used make the tail more heavy and solid. This patent makes the tie more balanced and stable.

The Stitching around the Collar

Thanks to the invention of the “sewing crease”, Italo Ferretti have been able to solve the problem that occurs when the ties fabrics overlap and cause a crease in the collar of the tie. Thanks to this patent the ties fabric remains neat and smooth in the shirts collar.

The Tie Holder 

Many brands create a tie holder with their ties but Italo Ferretti create one which is known as “Navetta” which further enhances the tie and helps to keep it in its proper position which removes the need for a tie clip.

Now that that is out of the way lets get to the fun bit the ties themselves! All ties start at a price of €150 and while I am more in favour of affordable fashion having seen the work that goes into these ties I can see why this is the starting RRP. All these ties are available from Italo Ferretti’s website and their online store is a recent addition to their website so I am delighted to announce it to you. These Ties would make great Christmas presents for anyone you know who appreciates quality craftsmanship. The two current collections for A/W 14 are the Casino Collection and the Bull Collection.

Here are a few of my favourites from each collection.

The Casino Collection

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The Bull Collection

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Social Media

Italo Ferretti have a number of social media outlets to help promote their brand you can find them on

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ItaloFerrettiLuxuryTies?fref=ts

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ItaloFerretti

Instagram: http://instagram.com/italoferretti

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/italoferretti/

In January 2015 Italo Ferretti will also be attending the Pitti Immagine Uomo http://www.pittimmagine.com/en/corporate/fairs/uomo.html 

Well I hope you enjoyed this blog post and feel free to leave some feedback or suggestions for future blog posts. Also check out Italo Ferretti’s website at http://www.italoferretti.com/en/

Dave