Summer Tailoring at Liberty Fairs
July 26th, 2015
We’ve been talking about the resurgence of classic tailoring among stylish men for a couple years now. So you can image my excitement when we witnessed this renaissance live in action at the Liberty Fairs menswear show last week.
Even with temperatures in NYC rising above 90 degrees, guys of all ages and from all over the world were showing up in some beautifully tailored garments.
Here’s some of our favorite Summer Tailoring from Day 2 and Day 3 of the show.
Jeff is a buyer at the Coachman Clothiers menswear shop in Knoxville, TN – so of course he knows how to break the summer heat. Here he is in a summer tweed jacket in a salmon color, a navy polka dot pop-over shirt (with pink monogram), a smart summer belt, some off-white chinos, and a pair of whole-cut leather slippers.
Summer tailoring doesn’t have to be all rumpled and wrinkly (although I love that about lightweight textures). A wool suit in a tropical weight can look crisp and clean, like this one by Japanese tailoring house Gotairiku.
Our friend Ignacio showed up in a jacket that breathes in a way that I’ve never seen. His vintage silk jacket, by Japanase Heritage brand Matsuda, is not only unstructured and unlined, it also has double vents in the front.
Few people know dressing well in extremely hot climates better than our friend Ishandev. He’s usually found traveling the world, drinking cocktails, and wearing super lightweight fabrics. He also always finds a way to work-in a piece of his cultural heritage, like these Jodpur riding pants, for example. Check out his profile Indian Summer for more on his unique style.
After taking a tough loss in the Fall Classic, Ernie brought his A-game, complete with his signature U-shape waistcoat. Consider this a two-piece suit for 90 degree days.
If you’ve ever Googled “men’s style” then you’ve probably seen a photo of this guy. Alessandro is a street style icon, a lover of life, and a showroom director who manages brands throughout Italy’s most fashionable cities like Milan, Bologna, and Florence. He has his own style of “casual tailoring”, usually involving a waistcoat and some vintage Italian military garments.
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Extra points for the super-subtle polka dot pants.
DJ has been a friend of AoS for years. He was one of our first early supporters. I’m so happy to see him doing his thing in the business, and looking flyer than ever in a smart summer hat, a pair of neutral trousers, and a smooth silk tweed jacket.
This is the micro houndstooth wool/linen suit from my collaboration with MAB years ago. If you have one of these, first; thanks for you support, and second; now is a great time to bust it out!
Thanks, as always, for reading.
Yours in style,
Photography by Alex Crawford.