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The art of Bespoke Design

The tailored suit is the most elegant item in men’s clothing as long as its style, color and fabric are appropriate for the occasion, the season of the year and the climate, amongst other things. It is also the most complex piece of apparel to make, since it involves multiple detailed operations performed by qualified […]

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The story behind the Necktie

The necktie (or tie) is a long piece of cloth worn around the neck, resting under the shirt collar and knotted at the throat. Regardless of the fact that the definition of the necktie in most dictionaries states “a large band of fabric worn around the neck under the collar and tied in front with […]

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Know your Fabric – Houndstooth

Houndstooth, hounds tooth check or hound’s tooth (and similar spellings), also known as dogstooth, dogtooth or dog’s tooth, is a duotone textile pattern characterized by broken checks or abstract four-pointed shapes, often in black and white, although other colours are used. The classic houndstooth pattern is an example of a tessellation. A smaller scale version […]

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Tony & Wanita

Dear John, Just once again I wanted to say a huge thank you for the suit. From the design, to the fit, to the shirts, to the final product, it was all WOW! Thank you for your encouragement to go a little outside the square as the result was amazing. Everyone is still talking about […]

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Know your Fabric – Gingham

Gingham is a medium-weight balanced plain-woven fabric made from dyed cotton or cotton-blend yarn. The name originates from an adjective in the Malay language, genggang, meaning striped. Some sources say that the name came into English via Dutch. When originally imported into Europe in the 17th century it was a striped fabric, though now it […]

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Merino Sheep

The greatest proportion of the world’s fine suit, jacket and trouser wools comes from the Merino breed for which Australia has become famous for. For two hundred years Australia has been the major supplier of super-fine Merino wool to the woollen mills of the world for the production of high quality cloth used for bespoke […]

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What determines the price of wool?

It is clear from the prices paid at auction that, besides the origin of the wool and type of animal, the diameter of the fibre is the most important consideration for both suppliers and processors of wool. Its importance is largely due to its contribution to softness and to the fact that the finer the […]

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The Origin of a good suit is the wool

Germanicos Bespoke Tailors specialist fabric technician and buyer explains that the best tailored suits are made from a wide range of natural fibres. Wool fibres usually those of the Merino sheep, are the most common. These animals are known for their perfect fleece in terms of its whiteness and softness. The length and even structure […]

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