Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Sicily is the "black swan" of bespoke tailoring

Black swans are the rare exceptions to the norm and defy conventional wisdom.

So why do I consider Sicily the “black swan” of bespoke tailoring, the last secret left for sartorialists?

To learn why, watch my new video below:

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Special event (October 27) : Lifting the veil off of Sicilian tailoring

Join us for a special NYC event on October 27 from 6pm to 7pm in Union Square. This is an informal opportunity to discover Sicilian bespoke tailoring in person.

In particular, you will:

  • Learn why Sicilian tailoring is the best kept secret in bespoke
  • Meet the talented tailor behind Sicilian Reserve
  • Enter to win a copy of Sleevehead's Guide to Sicilian Tailors

I'll give a quick 5 minute talk/presentation on why Sicily is the "black swan" of bespoke tailoring. The rest of the hour will be Q&A and informal conversation with one of the most skilled tailors I know from Sicily. He also happens to be the tailor for Sicilian Reserve...

We look forward to seeing you there!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

#SGST has landed

In our digital age, we are fed a constant diet of Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and WeChat updates by friends, colleagues and digital influencers with millions of followers.

People share anything and everything online. These days very little in terms of fashion and style is truly new or a secret. Women decide on the next handbag or #ootd by swiping on Instagram. Likewise, men get inspired by what other guys are wearing by browsing #wiwt. Most of this is "free" and easy. Everything is see, click or buy.

Against that backdrop, writing a full-length book could be construed as either retro or out of step with the times.

I chose to write a book on Sicilian tailoring. Why? Because only a long-form narrative can do justice to the topic. My view is this: the deeper the secret, the more that needs to be told.

Sleevehead's Guide to Sicilian Tailors is the first and only guide to unlocking the last secret left in men's bespoke tailoring.

That's quite a statement but I truly believe it. This is a sartorial story that cannot be told in a single tweet or Instagram, or even a hundred of them.

Based on years of travel, research and personally commissioning bespoke clothes in Sicily, I sum up in #SGST what I know and love about Sicilian tailors and their unique approach to cutting and making superbly tailored clothes.

If you are truly serious about masculine style, this is a secret you cannot miss out on.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Kickstarter campaign for Sicilian Reserve

I’m happy to announce our new Kickstarter campaign. Join us in exploring and sustaining the last secret left in bespoke tailoring.

We have three reward levels:

  • $25 for the second, updated edition of Sleevehead's Guide to Sicilian Tailors in e-book form
  • $250 for bespoke pants
  • $1,250 for a bespoke jacket

The campaign will end on midnight June 15, 2017. Please share and forward to the sartorial enthusiasts in your inner circle.

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Sicilian Reserve

I have been working the last few months on a new bespoke concept called Sicilian Reserve. Here's a little teaser video...

Friday, April 28, 2017

A new project - Sicilian Reserve

I am working on launching a new bespoke concept called Sicilian Reserve. Follow me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter at @sicilianreserve. The website will be launching soon...

Update - Sleevehead's Guide to Sicilian Tailors

I will be updating my 2011 guidebook on Sicilian tailors with a new edition. Expected date of publication is summer 2017. The second edition will provide improved visual content, updated tailor information and logistics.

All customers of the original e-book will receive the updated second edition free of charge via the email address submitted at the time of purchase. Unfortunately, I don't have the contact information of purchasers of the print version on Amazon.com and Lulu.com.

However, if you send me an email with a copy of the invoice I would be happy to accommodate and send you a digital update.