When Detroit Met Naples

For 1701 Bespoke’s styling inspiration, though, we cast an eye 4,700 miles due east of Detroit. There, on Italy’s west coast is a city much like Detroit in that it plays second (sometimes third, fourth, even fifth …) fiddle to more boastful – but not necessarily more fashionable – burgs. But Naples, like Detroit, enjoyed a much glamorous past and….

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Inside Vitale Barberis Canonico

Deep in the foothills of the Alpine mountains, a few kilometers north of Biella, Italy lies the what is probably the oldest fabric mill in the world: Vitale Barberis Canonico.

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All Ties Are Not Created Equally

Grab a tie from your closet. Well, hopefully it’s there, hung neatly on a tie rack or draped over a wood hanger. Or, you might roll your ties and store them in a dresser drawer. Regardless your preference, grab one and place it face down on a table so you’re looking at the backside (the side with the tags).

Study it. There’s a story in your tie. At least in how it was constructed. Commercially-made neckwear — perhaps most you own — is fashioned from

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The Story of Thomas Mason Fabrics

The finest shirting fabrics 1701 carries are Thomas Mason fabrics. Thomas Mason is one of the most well known names when it comes to shirts, but is not necessarily explained as to why it’s great. It almost seems like in fashion you can put someone’s name in front of a product and that gives you rights to mark up 10 times.

But Thomas Mason is a different animal.

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Shirt Maintenance: How To Properly Clean Your Shirts

As with everything, there are tradeoffs in the amount of time you want to spend on something versus the results you’re getting.

If you want perfect shirts every single time, you have to wash them yourself. If you don’t want to spend that time, you can take them to a dry cleaner, but they are not going to look as good as if you cleaned them yourself.

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The Best Suit Fabrics for Summer

Summer heat can pose a challenge to those of us that wear suits everyday, and as the temperatures heat up, we’re often asked for recommendations on the types of fabrics to create some lightweight, breathable suits. The fabrics we always recommend for summer are high twist fabrics, linen, cotton, and blended fabrics.

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Suit Maintenance: Keep Your Bespoke Suit Looking Great for a Decade

  

Without proper care, all of those dollars you spent on nice custom fitting garments will all go to waste. The below advice should help you keep your garments looking nice and fresh for years.

If you don’t know how to care for your garments, you’re either Mr. Money Bags, which my hat goes off to you, or you are just reckless with your money.

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