Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Messina style: Elbow patches and quilted coats

During my recent trip to Sicily, the noteworthy thing was elbow patches. In Messina, I saw them everywhere from sport jackets in window displays to a customer's jacket that a tailor (Epifanio) was working. Below are a few of those photos:





Epifanio working on a tweed jacket

It's also the season for quilted jackets and toggle coats:



Finally, a repost from my Facebook page of Messina tailor Epifanio's beautiful DB 4x2 cashmere overcoat. I especially love the blunted tips of the lapel and collar. It's a subtle vintage-looking touch. The overcoat also has a half-belt or martingala in the back.

Epifanio 4x2 DB overcoat

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