Monthly Archives: February 2017
The source of Escorial wool.
Diplomatic Ties 387: Viola Milano
This jacket is my first garment in pure Escorial wool. The wool comes from a small type of sheep, Mahgreb sheep (see the last picture), that originated in North Africa. In 16th century Spain it was a favourite sheep of the King who kept a flock at his monastery, El Escorial, hence the fabric’s name. The Spanish sheep where lost during the Napoleonic wars but since King Carlos of Spain in 1765 gave a hundred sheep to his cousin in Saxony, a small flock of pure breeds remained in Germany. A Scottish entrepreneur in the 19th century, Eliza Furlonge, brought
Diplomatic Ties 386: Corneliani
Coat from Lander Urquijo, bespoke jacket from Feruch, Armani shirt, Corneliani tie, ps from Cucinelli, pants and scarf from Berg & Berg, newsboy cap from Mayser and shoes from Alden. Click on the headline for more pics.
Mustard & Green
A colour combination that can be difficult but if done well will look very nice. Autumn/winter colouring. Jacket from Attolini, Isaia shirt and tie, ps from Christian Kimber, Berg & Berg pants and Alden shoes. Click on the headline for more pics.
Close-up from Diplomatic Ties 385
The unique mulberrywood weave in the tie fabric can be seen well here.
Diplomatic Ties 385: Sam Hober
A mulberrywood weave silk tie. An unusual fabric that is hard to describe and hard to photograph well. Real depth of colour. Suit from Sartoria Partenopea, Isaia shirt, Sam Hober tie, ps from Shibumi and Crockett & Jones shoes. Click on the headline for more pics.