MATERIALS

Fabric has always been the most important element to consider when we design a collection. Fabric research is the foundation on which we build the entire design and production process for our garments.
The textiles we use change depending on the various types of garments to be made and are designed to offer the customer a hand feel and performance that complete the product design, but not only this: they come from our constant research into vintage garments from our archives and from collaborations with the most important knit manufacturers.

Accessories are also key: labels, buttons and zips are all part of the product manufacturing process and distinguish those tangible – and at times intangible – details that make every single piece special.

For us it is crucial that we tell you about our relationship with fabric.

TWEED DI MAGLIA, HERRINGBONE DI MAGLIA, FLANELLA DI MAGLIA

Made by taking pure virgin wool yarn as the starting point, which is then processed to obtain a knit fabric that we designed for travellers and for anyone wanting to wear an exclusive product. This fabric features the exceptional heat insulating properties of the wool, combined with a knit that makes it ultra-light and thus exceptionally comfortable.
Weight: 370 g/m2.
It comes in tweed, herringbone and plain knits.

This fabric must be dry cleaned, always follow the washing instructions on the maintenance label

This fabric is made in Italy.

FELTED “BRUSHED SHETLAND”

Weighing 400 g/m2 and unmistakeably inspired by the Shetlands, this fabric has been designed to ensure it is soft to the touch, thereby preventing the itchy feel of rough wool.
By blending the wool with some polyester, we have been able to brush the surface of the fabric and make it extremely soft.

This means the fabric drapes more fluidly.

This fabric must be dry cleaned, always follow the washing instructions on the maintenance label

This fabric is made in Italy.

COTTON GLEN CHECK

This is designed to be a fabric for between seasons and work as a “layer” during the colder months of the year too.
The pure cotton composition has been peached to give it a warmer and softer hand and weighs approx. 235 g/m2, an early indicator of this being a “timeless” fabric.

This fabric can be washed in water, gentle cycle at low temperature, always follow the washing instructions on the maintenance label

This fabric is made in Italy.

8 WALES “PIMA” CORDUROY

This corduroy is a fabric that has been a hit with our clients right from when it was introduced.
It stands out from normal corduroys due to the way it has been woven, using extremely fine extra-long staple “pima” cotton that makes it extremely soft.
Weighing 315 g/m2, it is all-season suitable.
The garment wash gives it the look of old corduroy fabrics worn by Italian and French workers, complete with the uneven details, nuances and features that distinguish our archive pieces that provided the inspiration for this fabric.

This fabric can be washed in water, gentle cycle at low temperature, always follow the washing instructions on the maintenance label

This fabric is made in the EU.

“FLEECE” MOLESKIN

Also known as “Fustian”, it is distinguished by its approx. 300 g/m2 weight and is garment washed using an extremely delicate treatment to guarantee an exclusive level of softness that we call “fleece hand” because it becomes very soft, like fleece.
Compared to normal, and very heavy, moleskin fabrics, this interpretation creates a more modern version, yet guarantees the original “vintage” aesthetic of the piece.

This fabric can be washed in water, gentle cycle at low temperature, always follow the washing instructions on the maintenance label

This fabric is made in the EU.

DOUBLE SATEEN

A 470 g/m2 fabric created exclusively for the brand, this matte sateen with a military-derived structure features a “double” construction, i.e. it has the same face on both sides. Created as the evolution of the military “reversed” sateen, we have updated this material to make a compact and durable fabric with an extremely dense weave.

It is washed only in water and will take on an exceptional vintage look with time.

This fabric can be washed in water, gentle cycle at low temperature, always follow the washing instructions on the maintenance label

This fabric is made in Italy.

COTTON/NYLON MILITARY HBT

This fabric weighs approx. 250 g/m2 and was created by taking a military-derived fabric from our archive as the starting point.
It has been constructed with a herringbone weave to ensure it can be used as a transitional fabric and that it can adapt to different needs and seasons. Its technical composition also makes it extremely durable, yet light and comfortable.

This fabric can be washed in water, gentle cycle at low temperature, always follow the washing instructions on the maintenance label

This fabric is made in Italy.

DOUBLE INDIGO “SELVEDGE” (LEFT HAND TWILL OR BROKEN TWILL)

This fabric that weighs approx. 305 g/m2 has been inspired by the colour of Italian work uniforms. Made with two different shades of indigo in the warp and weft, it becomes more even after the first few washes, taking on a real “workwear” aesthetic in terms of the shades of colour.
Woven on old looms from the 1960s, the LEFT HAND or BROKEN TWILL weave still features an exposed selvedge.

Like all indigo fabrics, this fabric can become very discolored, it can stain if it is in contact with light colors, it can be washed in water, preferably by hand, or a delicate cycle at a low temperature always upside down, always follow the washing instructions on the maintenance label
Do not rub the fabric to remove stains.
If you want to keep the original color wash the garment as little as possible.

This fabric is made in Italy.

“YARN DYED” SELVEDGE CHINO CLOTH

Exceptional yarn-dyed “selvedge” twill with various thread counts which create an effect on the fabric surface that is inspired by old military chinos. This is an extremely unique fabric due to its sophistication.

Weighing approx. 370 g/m2, this exceptional fabric becomes more beautiful with every wash.

This fabric can be washed in water, gentle cycle at low temperature, always follow the washing instructions on the maintenance label

This fabric is made in Japan.

Printed and woven labels

All the labels we use are made in Italy on shuttle looms. We use trilobal yarns that look like old sartorial labels, which have been carefully designed from those found in our archives, or we create irregular weaves that resemble the labels from the 50s/60s, which can be found on old work apparel.
Even our size and composition labels are made with these characteristics, unlike other companies that use cheap, low-quality labels.
All our labels are made in Italy.

Buttons

We only use buttons made from real horn, real corozo and real mother-of-pearl.
In the case of the brass “shank” buttons seen on our blazers, we work with the same company that supplies the Italian Navy and many international military corps.
All our buttons are made in Italy.

Zips

We work with brass zips with the “zip-pull” cut directly from the metal sheet, which come from our research into and respect for military equivalents found on the garments in our archive. The tape is made only from the best quality cotton.
All our zips are made in Italy.