The fact that the factory is not that important on cut and shape is demonstrated by Drake’s moving factories in recent years, yet the cut still being very recognisable, and Anglo-Italian themselves moving in some areas. A very interesting job indeed! And some houses like it, because it gives them flexibility. And no, having a floating canvas is different. They stand out among other iGents due to their understated style. Also, I’ve always thought that a floating canvas can only be achieved by hand padding the chest piece. We present seasonal collections and produce made-to-measure commissions year-round. That would be a difficult comparison and would depend on how much you rated the different benefits of bespoke and handwork. If the jackets are a little roped in the shoulder will that make them a little more formal and less suitable for wearing with more casual trousers/jeans than the shirt sleeve/Neapolitan-style? Alex took my measurements in a stock suit and that suit went back to London to create my pattern for production. Advice? I’ll hopefully be doing so soon however. So he turned to the online classic menswear community and found a vibrant community of fellow enthusiasts around the world. The leading British blog on tailoring, luxury and men's style. 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.” 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. That´s okay -:) The shirts haven’t come in from Germany yet, the basement isn’t done, and nothing has been completely styled out as Jake and Alex will want. Hi Simon, settembre 7, 2018. This is always going to be my mainstay because I try to keep my spending on menswear within reasonable limits, but as a perfectionist I’m increasingly frustrated with the minor imperfections of ready-to-wear (RTW) and the time-consuming and often expensive alterations required to fix them. Any addition of quality menswear shops such as this one is to be celebrated of course. And from that perspective too, one can be confident! Thanks for reading this long-winded review. Anglo-Italian classic jeans fit perfectly straight from the box. Alan Paine merino roll necks are rather nice. (My hotel is in the neighborhood of marylebone high street! In retrospect, he was clearly right. Do you have any other recommendations? Anglo-Italian Company Anglo-Italian is a tailoring focused menswear brand based in London. Nice to see they stock Failsworth hats. Jake and Alex's new shop in Marylebone in London is an absolute gem of a little shop. 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. I am looking for a pair of trousers to use with a sportsjacket or my Valstarino. 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 trousers in particular are quite excellent now. 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). 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. 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. There is also a navy-nylon field jacket, to wear over the tailoring, a range of odd trousers, to wear with the bombers or the tailoring, and a selection of crewneck knitwear. A hand-padded chest makes the jacket three-dimensional. thanks for the info Simon. 209 notes. Bombers were 850 I think, will double check the MTM price. The rippling in the sleeve head is subtle and charming. I have always wondered (and doubted) about the real advantages of a hand made chest padding, same question for hand made lapel padding. 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 … Very quick off the mark there, Simon. I have a fairly forward shoulder posture, but the jacket has nicely compensated for that. ), 57 Weymouth Street. hi Simon, are the jackets made in Napoli from a factory or or a Neapolitan sartoria? Very exciting things are going to happen in this city again! I’ve come to like it more, but I don’t think I’ve fully made up my mind about it yet. 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 … 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. Jake, a native Londoner, worked for a … Thank you for your time. After reading “a sliding scale of formality have I been considering a norwegian splittoes (brown leather) in leather or a suede oxford. Any operation large enough to make decent volume of RTW can also make to different styles and cuts – otherwise their clientele would be pretty limited. Our Crockett and Jones for Anglo-Italian collection has been restocked and we have also introduced a new style, Studridge in Espresso Calf. I currently own two (different styles, different vendors). 21-okt-2015 - 347 Likes, 18 Comments - Jake Grantham (@cadeandco) on Instagram: “Taking out the Panico for a spin” But Anglo-Italian already has a nice vibe: a 1930s Italian feel that can be seen in the signage, the decoration and (last night) the catering of the wonderful Bar Termini. Now re-stocked along with our University Stripe and Green Stripe.” Of course, I’ve believed that Alex and Jake is ones of the tremendously professional directors in contemporary classic scene since The Armoury HK, which place I visited and bought some. The name Anglo Italian obviously reflects the shop’s aesthetics – a somewhat modernized version of a mid-century style, when the Italians used to look to the English for their cues – but it’s also reflective of Jake and Alex’s personal backgrounds. David lives and works in Washington, D.C. Like many men, his passion for classic menswear began at work, but it was soon obvious few others viewed tailoring as anything other than an unfortunate necessity. A flying visit to Anglo-Italian I recently had a chance to visit Anglo-Italian on Weymouth St., the new venture of Alex Pirounis and Jake Grantham, both formerly of The Armoury . Hopefully, the Anglo-Italian products will be befitting of Jake and Alex’s youth. These winter friendly soles help to protect the shoe against damp conditions, but remain Goodyear welted and made to Crockett and Jones' exacting specifications. My guest this week is the co-founder of London shop Anglo-Italian, Jake Grantham. It is already shown that their style is fabulous. Before I get into the review of the suit, I want to explain why I chose Anglo-Italian for this commission. Yes, a little, though the make is so soft they will largely be ok. And the MTM has a spalla camicia option as well. 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. Canali) or is short and tight (e.g. Alex visits both cities every few months. Adding to the comment regarding the suede bombers- Simon, when are you planning to write about your Stoffa suede jacket? I’ll be interested to see how the tailoring compares to p Johnson given the similar pricing, It will be pretty favourable in terms of quality of work. It gives it curve and roll, it builds in fullness – it shapes the jacket and carves it, where elsewhere you can only drape. Yes and yes. Made in Naples, just stuck in Germany with shipping! I inquired about a flapped ticket pocket, but Alex advised against because it is too flashy for the Anglo-Italian brand. Could you explain the difference? Other alternatives were Sartoria Formosa and Sartoria Carrara from No Man Walks Alone, but they were similarly priced and still RTW. As you likely know, most of my wardrobe is composed of pieces from mid-tier brands like Suitsupply and increasingly lately, Spier & MacKay. (Anglo-Italian: Jake Grantham and Alex Pirounis open in London), has been published on Permanent Style 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. And they are useful, particularly in the summer. I can’t really offer a full opinion on Anglo-Italian until I have something made for myself, but that should happen fairly soon. When my wife and I were in London in 2017, we had only one day to do anything, so we each picked 2 things to do. All the ways to say “Hello” in Italian. Thanks. We shortened the rear rise to compensate for my locked-leg standing and that worked well; the seat of these trousers fit better than any other pair that I’ve had. 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 … The way in which Anglo-Italian slims the waist of a jacket also produces more pronounced hips than I am used to, an effect you can just barely see in the head-on photo. Shot in Fulham, London. I know You don’t buy RTW but I hoping You can/will answer me anyway? 28.1k Followers, 1,069 Following, 1,633 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Jake Grantham (@jakeedwardgrantham) 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). 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.” 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 … In regards to the prices of jackets and suits: How would you decide between this kind of high quality neapolitan tailoring and more affordable bespoke such a Graham Browne? House cloths are normally the lowest price, the same as mine. Those would be my top two, but I haven’t tried a large range so don’t really feel I can recommend that many. I needed a business suit, one that would largely blend in, but stand out to those in-the-know. Tennis Sweater. Hi Simon I’ve just tried them actually, and the quality’s good. Formed in 2017 by Alex Pirounis and Jake Grantham. I cannot predict this shirts and jackets’s quailty of name? Received my first Anglo Italian RTW jacket just before Xmas and I’m pretty impressed. The fit is not perfect though, there is slightly too much room in the shoulders, and I think the left shoulder is slightly too wide, affecting the drape of the sleeve. More importantly, It is a broadly fact that Belvest’s products and Hermes are also different shape, despite belvest provided to their products hermes ordered, even details, yet Belvest is quite one of the finest tailloring made suit brands in the world. On the jacket, I lowered the collar slightly to remove some rippling across my upper shoulders. are they similar to any of the big Italian names, I usually find Italian RTW is too boxy (e.g. 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 &…” Despite the short notice I was able to make the trip for the second fitting, which was painless and very quick. Anglo-Italian’s trousers are high-waisted, hitting right at the navel; this is my preferred front rise, so it required no alteration to the pattern. 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. Generally, yes. And that can be more casual in the style (norwegians, loafer) or in colour and material (brown, suede). See the complete profile on LinkedIn and discover Jake’s connections and jobs at similar companies. Most directors keep up with or find out the brand they would like to make, so that I am curious where they order. I’m waiting to fit it with Agyesh next Friday, then I will post. The waist is just right, something that may seem rather minor, but when you wear high-waisted trousers without braces is actually crucially important. Follow Jake on Instagram. Wish you all the best and success , a new high end men’s wear store in Europe ! Previous Post. How would you compare their suits versus Trunk Clothiers? You can also subscribe without commenting. I´will have to wait until next time I coming to London to see them. Would be interested to read…. I adore the signage and cannot wait for June. And do know how the quality is? I will likely buy again from Anglo-Italian as I like the brand's aesthetic and their ties, sweaters, and shirts are easily some of the best in the industry. Hiya, how was your day? Hi Simon thanks for sharing – I look forward to checking it out! Jake Grantham My guest this week is the co-founder of London shop Anglo-Italian, Jake Grantham. A question: have they planned to sell shoes too? I also picked up a wonderful Shetland sweater, which some of you may have seen. 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. Thanks, though I am a little perplexed as to why there is a review of a shop which hasn’t even opened yet. We are proud to present Anglo-Italian Tessuti, our own collection of cloth, woven in England & Italy. 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. London, March 2020.” Jake Grantham of Anglo-Italian at Pitti Uomo 97 January 2020. Plus brands move, as I know Anglo Italian have. Jake and Alex have very good taste. I received the final just after Christmas. Do you know if they will have a web shop? 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. Anglo-Italian offers two shoulder choices, spalla camicia with or without roping. In NYC, Alex conducts his trunk shows at the Nomad Hotel. A hand-padded chest is the most fundamental craft element of a bespoke suit. Those of you familiar with my original review know I wasn't completely happy with the fit of my Anglo-Italian made-to-measure double-breasted suit. Italy publicly backs David Cameron's vision for two-speed Europe in new boost for PM. Jake and I discussed his life growing up in Wimbledon, the world of classic menswear and how in his eyes, hardcore music and tailoring have a lot more in common than what you think. Jake has 3 jobs listed on their profile. Alex determined that we should select no roping for fit reasons, but stylistically, I wish we would have used the roped shoulder. He hopes this blog can provide others with just a small bit of inspiration on their own sartorial journeys. Not sure if the same thing can be achieved by just adding drape. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. 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. 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. I sincerely apologise if you feel awkward, Thank you very much for your help. But this was a first chance for friends and family to get a look at what Jake and Alex have put together. Despite my hesitation, I'm pleased with these small alterations. Originally from London, Jake moved to HK to join the first team at The Armoury. View Jake Grantham’s profile on LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional community. The jacket drapes nicely in the chest and doesn’t pull even the tiniest amount at the waist. 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, If you live in London, you can visit Anglo-Italian’s store in. An excellent choice of location making Marylebone High Street and go to location for beautiful menswear. Not really, sorry, as I have yet to try and review either. Do you know which factories P Jonson and Anglo Italian make from? 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. Curious to know because Formosa seems the only other Naples house that offers hand-padded lapels in RTW and the pricing seems equivalent. One other process improvement I would recommend is a change of location. Follow on Instagram. Jake and I discussed his life growing up in Wimbledon, the world of classic menswear and how in his eyes, hardcore music and tailoring have a lot more in common than what you think. Very interested in the made to measure suede jacket proposition – just what I’ve been after. I fully understand and agree with your critical review, and some particular factories or manufactures cannot fairly decide to reveal quality of clothing. Thanks Knud, yes someone pointed out above that it had changed, Some tailors like it, because it means they can take on another work if they want to. Absolutely and totally I will buy their finest products. The length of the process, over six months, wasn’t necessarily a problem, but there was either some overpromising on delivery times or lack of communication that my suit was going to run over the usual production timeline. Simon, is your full review of your P Johnson jacket and trousers coming? In that particular case, though, I’d suggest style would be as important as anything, given they are pretty different. I can elaborate more elsewhere but I’m not sure there is a post that goes into more detail. Certainly below RLPL and I probably Stiffs, but these are also heavier suedes so slightly more rugged in any case. Ah I see. 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