Hiya, how was your day? I bought a pair of their C&J loafers last year but they didn’t work out for my wide feet, and their balmacaan raincoat earlier this year which I love, but I’d yet to try their tailoring. Luckily, I was able to get an appointment for the trunk show that weekend (June 1st). In that particular case, though, I’d suggest style would be as important as anything, given they are pretty different. Compared to a Cavendish (last 325), it wears a bit more snug in the forefoot. The problem is this segment of the market is quite limited. I can elaborate more elsewhere but I’m not sure there is a post that goes into more detail. Hi Simon, 5 Apr 2020 - Anglo-Italian on Instagram: “Jake wears our Cashmere Tie in Grey Prince of Wales Blue Overcheck, made-to-measure Suit and Shirt.” Yes, hand padding will make a difference, whether RTW or bespoke. The waist is just right, something that may seem rather minor, but when you wear high-waisted trousers without braces is actually crucially important. On the trousers, I chose double reverse pleats and two inch cuffs to balance out the visual interest of the double-breasted jacket and a button fly because I think they lay flatter. Feb 9, 2020 - Anglo-Italian on Instagram: “Jake in our Reverse Stripe OCBD. Nov 7, 2019 - 24.1k Followers, 5 Following, 425 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Anglo-Italian (@angloitaliancompany) The exclusive loafer models are now offered with a rubber City Sole. Both worked for the Armoury —the contemporary high water mark of men’s stores—making a name for themselves in the industry (and on many a Tumblr) before forging their new vision together in London in 2016. Alex visits both cities every few months. A hand-padded chest is the most fundamental craft element of a bespoke suit. Absolutely and totally I will buy their finest products. But hwo actually produce gacca and pantalone for them in Naples? Before opening Anglo-Italian last summer, Pirounis ran the Amoury’s outpost in Hong Kong, and his business partner, Jake Grantham, is a Savile Row veteran—so they know their clothes and customers. I haven’t tried either so can’t comment on fit. We present seasonal collections and produce made-to-measure commissions year-round. I emailed Alex and he assured me everything was easily fixable and he would be in touch when he would be in NYC next. In the future, I would change about the leg opening of trousers, which at seven inches is on the smaller end. Tennis Sweater. So he turned to the online classic menswear community and found a vibrant community of fellow enthusiasts around the world. A very interesting job indeed! If I work up the courage to take it back to the tailor, the sleeves could be picked up in the back just a bit and there's a little excess fabric in the back still. I’m considering a MTM jacket and deciding between Anglo-Italian and drakes. Isaia). The price is good given the amount of handwork: around £990 for a jacket, £1300 for a suit, with a small uplift for made to measure. John. Yes that makes sense. are they similar to any of the big Italian names, I usually find Italian RTW is too boxy (e.g. One other process improvement I would recommend is a change of location. I really liked the style and fit of their trousers so I comissioned one pair. It’s been a long time coming. Nameberry is a registered trademark of Nameberry, LLC. 21-okt-2015 - 347 Likes, 18 Comments - Jake Grantham (@cadeandco) on Instagram: “Taking out the Panico for a spin” I also picked up a wonderful Shetland sweater, which some of you may have seen. Anglo-Italian made-to-measure jackets start at £1490 (including VAT) and go up in four tiers, depending on the cloth: £1560, £1640, £1730 and £2200 (the latter just for cashmere). Anglo-Italian made-to-measure jackets start at £1490 (including VAT) and go up in four tiers, depending on the cloth: £1560, £1640, £1730 and £2200 (the latter just for cashmere). Canali) or is short and tight (e.g. Italy publicly backs David Cameron's vision for two-speed Europe in new boost for PM. I’m waiting to fit it with Agyesh next Friday, then I will post. At the same time, I wanted to try entry-level luxury tailoring, preferably in made-to-measure (MTM) to avoid the above-mentioned problems with RTW. On the jacket, I lowered the collar slightly to remove some rippling across my upper shoulders. I'm sure my feelings towards the suit will evolve over time as I wear it and that will be the deciding factor in my decision whether not to commission a second suit in the future. Cut in an aviator style similar to the Valstar, its distinctive feature is a high collar of ribbing that can be flipped up or down - the latter being warmed and having a lot more swagger. The problem is this segment of the market is quite limited. Simon, how does the handwork on the suits and overall quality compare with Sartoria Formosa? In terms of Anglo Italian, you said that Tailoring jacket and shirts is made by italy, especially Naples. Hi Simon, There is lots of handwork: hand-fixed collar, hand-sewn buttonholes, hand-attached lining, and most usefully of all, a hand-padded lapel (though not chest). I hope you always write professional and crucial analyses. A minor cosmetic detail was wrong as well, I'd asked for only one rear pocket, on the left side, and the trousers came with one right rear pocket. See and interact with all Instagram stories @PermanentStyleLondon. You’ll get that too. The plan is to offer a lot of made-to-measure tailoring, with try-on samples of the various sizes - and here there will be two styles of shoulder, one roped and one Neapolitan-style shirtsleeve. This melodious and feminine Latin variation of the Lily family is a favorite in the Hispanic community and would work beautifully with an Anglo surname as well. January 15, 2020. Plus brands move, as I know Anglo Italian have. Now re-stocked along with our University Stripe and Green Stripe.” Jake, a native Londoner, worked for a … Curious to know because Formosa seems the only other Naples house that offers hand-padded lapels in RTW and the pricing seems equivalent. That would be a difficult comparison and would depend on how much you rated the different benefits of bespoke and handwork. And from that perspective too, one can be confident! There is also some rippling across the mid-back which might necessitate lowering the collar. Just need to line up some photography for the P Johnson. And ninety per cent of the product for this season is there, so pretty complete already. Over time, I made the decision to entrust my tailor with a few small alterations in the hopes of tidying up some of the fit issues. An excellent choice of location making Marylebone High Street and go to location for beautiful menswear. Best to wait for images of the jackets themselves to get an idea of style, or of course visit them. The logos on the suit, hanger, and garment bag are tasteful and delightfully retro. He met Alex Pirounis there, and they both eventually left to start their shop in London called Anglo Italian.If you want to hear more about that, I def encourage you to listen to Jake's first pod we did together. I know these 2 guys at Armoury in HongKong, didn’t know they start their own business together until now. 2020-jun-11 - 1,053 Likes, 14 Comments - Anglo-Italian (@angloitaliancompany) on Instagram: “Jake wears our Light Wash Denim Button Down with our Sports Jacket in Grey Glencheck Cotton, Wool &…” On a par with RL purple label, or Stoffa – or a bit below that? Thank you for your time. I also went for a single rear pocket because the simplicity appeals to me and it is the more formal choice. As you can see in one of the pictures above from the second fitting, the sleeves were too long (hitting mid-hand), the waist of the jacket needed a good amount of slimming, and the inseam was too long. One of the biggest such sites in the world, it receives up to 500,000 page views a month. #Florence #PItti #Pitti Uomo #Jake Grantham #Alex Pirounis #anglo italian company #mens street style #street style. We pride ourselves on designing the entirety of our universe, from cloth to clothing. If you have any thoughts or questions about this review, leave a comment or shoot me an email, I’m more than happy to chat in more depth. Are there plans for a “Permanent Style LIVE” function on the website? It is certainly true that Stile ratino, for instance, and Lardini are quite different shape. However, I’m not sure I'd commission another suit because while I'm quite pleased with the suit, there are just enough issues at the margins to keep me from enjoying it unthinkingly and make me question if it was worth the added cost in time and money. In 1968, Tommy Nutter was exasperated with his sales job at Donaldson, Williamson, and G. Ward, a bespoke tailoring firm based in London’s Burlington Arcade. More a case of subverting the rules - and therefore the expectations - rather than seeking to follow them. The two themes of tailoring and customisation extend into the casual clothing. I’ve never owned a jacket with generous drape or extended shoulders before and it’s a fairly sharp change of silhouette that was jarring at first. The focus - in the charming shop off Marylebone High Street - is Italian tailoring and things to wear with it. Jake and Alex's new shop in Marylebone in London is an absolute gem of a little shop. Often tailors are required to do all the work requested for the main house they work for, before…. We are proud to present Anglo-Italian Tessuti, our own collection of cloth, woven in England & Italy. Anglo-Italian is a young company, but its founders Jake Grantham and Alex Pirounis both have a long history in menswear. Naturally, almost everything they wear is available at Anglo Italian (many are designs that are exclusive to the shop, including the sport coats, jeans, and oxford button-downs). Made in Naples, just stuck in Germany with shipping! I have ordered, and received, the Bradbourne loafer in dark brown sided with city sole, in the last 72. Just had a browse around their web store. If you live in London, you can visit Anglo-Italian’s store in Marylebone, but for those of us in the US, you need to make an appointment at one of their trunk shows in New York or Los Angeles. The shop will officially open to the public in June. Not sure if the same thing can be achieved by just adding drape. I would very much be interested in a review of Anglo-Italian MTM! Various events have slowed things down, and even last night the mirrors were going up a few minutes before everyone arrived. Click on an image to enlarge. Their denim is available both in store and online. It is fantastic to have another independent menswear store in London, doing well-considered, quality clothing, that is highly wearable and relevant to a modern man. On the trousers, I had my tailor shorten the hem and widen the leg below the knee to a 7.5" opening. It is the most expensive tailoring purchase I’ve made and one I can’t and won’t make often or even yearly, but as I slowly work to upgrade my wardrobe it was the right choice at the time. And finally, the make isn’t really the prime sell with Anglo-Italian for me – it’s the cut and the style, which Jake and Alex could take anywhere. did you manage to try on any of the tailored jackets? As much as I love raw denim, and would pretty much always prefer it, you can never get the same colours as the lightest fades here. Before images on the left, after on the right. The jackets are in faded checks and the trousers come in soft browns and greens; the ties and scarves too are muted and versatile. I am currently looking at getting a suit for the first time in MTM and am checking places like AI and SamanAmel. The leading British blog on tailoring, luxury and men's style. View Jake Grantham’s profile on LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional community. Alex is positively lovely and has many great stories to tell which make every trunk show with him enjoyable. Do you know the approximate price of the suede jacket, MTM, off the top of your head SImon? Formed in 2017 by Alex Pirounis and Jake Grantham. Several people suggested alterations that could be made, but I was wary of turning it over to my local tailor who I feared might ruin some of the more intricate details of the suit. Anglo-Italian I quickly took notice of this new shop from Jake Grantham and Alex Pirounis (both formerly from The Armoury). It is the foundation. I needed a business suit, one that would largely blend in, but stand out to those in-the-know. Certainly below RLPL and I probably Stiffs, but these are also heavier suedes so slightly more rugged in any case. The small leg opening created a greater than ideal break, interfering with the clean drape of the front crease. I inquired about a flapped ticket pocket, but Alex advised against because it is too flashy for the Anglo-Italian brand. Most directors keep up with or find out the brand they would like to make, so that I am curious where they order. On my next pair, I will decrease the inseam slightly and widen the leg opening to seven and a half inches, which should correct this issue. Before I get into the review of the suit, I want to explain why I chose Anglo-Italian for this commission. The shop is still work in progress. And yes, I will on the date. Jake Grantham My guest this week is the co-founder of London shop Anglo-Italian, Jake Grantham. Anglo-Italian classic jeans fit perfectly straight from the box. I cannot predict this shirts and jackets’s quailty of name? I wish Jake and Alex all the best, and look forward to seeing the shop develop. Hi Simon I’ve recently bought a pair of AI shaved trousers (khaki)- but I’m struggling to find the right pair of shoes to wear with them?? I thought about trying Ring Jacket from The Armoury, but their RTW suits cost from $1400 to $1800 and MTM starts at $2350. Yes and yes. And I would ignore the factory point – it’s not necessarily any indication of the quality, and besides that quality is on display in the garment itself. Thank you very much! Casual chic: The art of looking smart without a suit, Lockdown looks: What I really wore at home, Anglo-Italian made-to-measure jacket: Review, The best cloths of Spring/Summer 2020 – featuring Anglo-Italian, The Media Symposium – the dinner and party. T heir last three winning margins in Anglo-Italian fixtures have been 37 points, 43 points and 31 points. Best wishes to Jake and Alex! Hi, Simon, The hanger is exceptionally sturdy and gray stain is beautiful and quite unique. I have a fairly forward shoulder posture, but the jacket has nicely compensated for that. Last night was the (soft) opening of Anglo-Italian, the new shop in London being run by ex-Armoury buddies Jake Grantham and Alex Pirounis. It is a beautiful worsted MTM trouser, with a special colour ( kind of green, cream…hard to define). Simon's books and product collaborations are available to buy through the Permanent Style shop. Not really, sorry, as I have yet to try and review either. I’ve come to like it more, but I don’t think I’ve fully made up my mind about it yet. Our Crockett and Jones for Anglo-Italian collection has been restocked and we have also introduced a new style, Studridge in Espresso Calf. For more of Anglo Italian, you can follow Jake, Alex, and the store on Instagram. How do You like A-I RTW trousers ? In comparison, this Anglo-Italian suit cost $1,800 and seemed reasonable given the level of hand work and the customized fit. And no, having a floating canvas is different. Ten weeks later (August 15th), I received my suit at home in DC. Thanks for reading this long-winded review. I know You don’t buy RTW but I hoping You can/will answer me anyway? Anglo-Italian Company Anglo-Italian is a tailoring focused menswear brand based in London. Jake Grantham & Alex Pirounis on behalf of all at Anglo-Italian. So yes, you want a more casual shoe probably. I adore the signage and cannot wait for June. As you likely know, most of my wardrobe is composed of pieces from mid-tier brands like Suitsupply and increasingly lately, Spier & MacKay. Generally, yes. It’s hard to be comprehensive at this stage given I haven’t fully reviewed either. Alex took the time to chit chat with me, let me try a bunch of stuff one, etc. A more regular Neapolitan fit. Thank you for your sharing. Jake Grantham & Alex Pirounis on behalf of all at Anglo-Italian Seasonal Sport Jackets Tailoring has always been at the centre of our offering, and we are pleased to present our Sport Jackets for this Spring & Summer season. Anglo-Italian’s Fall/Winter 2020 Lookbook October 27, 2020 Only three years old, Anglo-Italian is evolving their clothing in slow, steady increments that feel imperceptible in the moment, yet which have added up to create a fuller and fuller picture of the vision of founders Jake … Alex thinks this will dissipate with a few wears, but I’m unsure. Permanent Style is the UK authority on classic and luxury menswear. All the ways to say “Hello” in Italian. It is already shown that their style is fabulous. In NYC, Alex conducts his trunk shows at the Nomad Hotel. Click on the image for more wonderful photos of their London store. ), 57 Weymouth Street. I’d recommend the shaved cotton. I've known Jake Grantham for nearly ten years, and it has been incredible to watch his rise.. Anglo-Italian’s style represents the best of both the English and Italian tailoring traditions, as their name suggests, and you need only quickly browse their website or Instagram or glimpse one of the founders Alex and Jake, to immediately understand Anglo-Italian has captured the mood of this moment in menswear. Also, knowing where they are made would not have any affect on the make or style. Chad Prom is a RTW line created by the guys at the bespoke tailors B&Tailor in Korea. The name Liliana is a girl's name of Spanish, Italian origin meaning "lily, a flower". Hi Simon, do you think a hand-padded chest can benefit a RTW garment as well? It can be misleading with any brand – as the customer assumes being made in a particular factory means a particular quality of make, when it often doesn’t. Received my first Anglo Italian RTW jacket just before Xmas and I’m pretty impressed. (My hotel is in the neighborhood of marylebone high street! 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