Sleevehead's Guide to Sicilian Tailors

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  • 108 pages
  • 140+ photos
  • 3 videos (web access)

E-book $25
The e-book version is delivered in Adobe PDF format suitable for viewing on any PC, tablet or smartphone.
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Hardcover $60

If you are serious about dressing well, Sleevehead's Guide to Sicilian Tailors is the first and only guide to unlocking the last secret in men's bespoke tailoring.

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

#SGST remains the first and only comprehensive guide exploring the largely undiscovered world of Sicilian bespoke tailoring whose signature is a softly structured jacket and whose heritage rivals Savile Row and Naples. New to the second edition is a useful framework comparing Sicilian tailoring to other modern tailoring strategies (primarily English and Italian approaches).

The book covers an expanded list of more than 20 tailors across Sicily including the four largest cities (Palermo, Catania, Messina and Syracuse) and two smaller towns (Ragusa and Modica) as well as other artisanal makers of shirts, ties and accessories. Logistical and travel details have also been updated to plan your own sartorial trip.


MCS said...

I have to say, this is fascinating, and perhaps is testing a new frontier in internet-based spread of specialized knowledge. Realistically, I don't think I can travel to Sicily often enough to avail myself of this opportunity, but maybe the fantasy will turn into reality (well, it happened for me regarding Napoli). Bravo!

Gentleman's Gazette said...

That sounds very interesting indeed. Congratulations on putting this piece together!

sleevehead said...

Thanks MCS and Gentlemen's Gazette for the interest. If you can do Naples, then Sicily is probably within reach I would think. Dreams about Sicily are enjoyable to be sure, but making it into a reality is better!

imparali said...

this is amazing effort to promote tailoring on broad horizon. also sounds motivational.

Kristopher Davidson said...

I've just purchased the Sicilian tailors guide. I was concerned about the price and the length of the guide, but don't worry, it's well worth the cost! It's also a nice length and you will not be bored reading it. It's got good info on your trip, a bit of history, and background to the tailors. The observations about the garments and the tailors craft are absolutely brilliant and there is some nice technical language. Pictures are great and you can see the cloth and the stitching. Very, very enjoyable and one which I will read again and again. I would personally purchase as an e-book. The author has clearly put in a lot of effort to produce this and he knows his stuff!

Laguna Beach Fogey said...

I'm getting it. Cheers.

Gentleman's Gazette said...

This Guide is truly helpful and I really enjoyed reviewing Sleevehead's Guide to Sicilian Tailors.
I hope there will be more guide of that nature in the future! said...

I am from Malaysia and has been contemplating of visiting Sicily for a Sartoria vacation,I have 1 to 40days of time to spent in Sicily,giving me ample time.Your book is 'The Guide',but I would like to buy have it in the 'paper bag'version,if any from you.


sleevehead said...

Thanks for the interest. A paperback version of the guide is available. If you scroll above the comments section on this page, you'll see two links - one link to the e-book version and another link to the paperback version.