Italy’s Esemplare returns with a strong collection of men’s outerwear this Fall Winter 2013. Where in the past, the details expressed the uniqueness in the Esemplare garments, the forthcoming offering steps back and focuses on the constructions themselves. Note the zip-up in the collection which come lined for extra warmth, while keeping the look of knitwear clean on the exterior.
Maxwell Scott is a family-run business that fuses British design with Italian style and craftsmanship and uses only the most exquisite Italian materials. The label was launched with the philosophy of providing the finest quality luxury leather handbags, briefcases, luggage and accessories to suit the demands of modern life. Each individual creation is beautifully handcrafted to the highest standard, using onlypremium full-grain, vegetable-tanned Italian leather. Each hide is carefully selected and we insist on sourcing the finest locks, linings and fittings to complement each design.
This dark brown leather cabin luggage is the perfect size for use on flight. No matter where you are going or for how long, this stunning bag will get you there in style. Admired by all that see it, this luxury cabin bag will make you the envy of your friends, family and colleagues alike! Beautiful and durable, this leather cabin luggage has been handmade in Italy from the finest hides. Due to the nature of our leather, this bag will withstand everyday use and last a lifetime. A perfect companion to the leather is the stunning faux boar skin interior made from polyamide. Arguably one of the most hardwearing linings available, this material is just as durable as the leather itself. With a brass buckle strap for added security, and enough room to carry all your flight essentials, this leather cabin bag will allow you to travel in elegance.
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Despite its relative anonymity in North America, Italian menswear label Esemplare has been crafting its clothing at Manifattura Riese since 1961 – collections founded on values such as creativity, quality and research. The label’s intention was always to create garments that adapt to one’s personality — not vice versa — and for Fall/Winter 2012, presents another strong offering of outerwear, tailoring and knits. A merging of past and future, technology and handcraftsmanship, and aesthetics and function, the garments include everything from down parkas and heavy knit cardigans to soft-shouldered blazers and duffel coats. Above all, each garment complements the wearer and should be the kind of artisanal heirloom pieces handed down with a wealth of stories and personality. Esemplare’s fittingly exemplary collection for Fall/Winter 2012 is available now online and from a growing number of Italian and international stockists.
"Vittorio Spernanzoni was born in 1936 in Morrovalle, in the heart of Le Marche. Right in the aftermath of the war, he started working at a very young age as a shop boy at a shoemaker’s of his town. Soon he would start his own workshop – out of the space below his home’s stairs – trying out different finishing techniques.In 1965 he started his business adventure, and produced the first shoes entirely made in his workshop. Although passed away prematurely, he had been able to transfer his knowledge – and passion - onto his children Enrico, Roby and Lorella, who are still working in line with the teachings of their father, to create extremely detailed pieces. Naturally drawn towards always improving its skills in this trade, over 20 years Spernanzoni has been able to establish its name as one of the best hand-made workshops in the world, manufacturing goodyear welted shoes and many more. Thanks to its reputation, the company has secured partnerships with some of the major international fashion brands. The creation of an entirely hand-made line under the Vittorio Spernanzoni brand is aiming at paying tribute to the late founder but it also represents the consistent choice to save and revamp the hand-made tradition that still relies on skilled craftsmen, who – with just a bunch of tools, endless patient and great ability – create long-lasting products. By the Vittorio Spernanzoni line, the company wishes to create exclusive products making the most of manual and craftsmanship skills, as the result of a process of de-industrialisation of the production line. Each manufacturing stage is entirely hand-made to make sure items have a unique personality, mirroring their creators’skills and flair. It’s up to craftsmen to develop each single stage: from cut to stitching and mounting and last but not least, finishing, the key element to give the shoes the final touch. These techniques are typical of the pre-industrial cobbler workshop activity, when this service was enjoyed by rich people until the Forties and the Fifties, as the expression of a timeless art. Tradition and innovation meet in an attempt to discover – yet again – this timeless, accurate know-how now almost lost to mankind. With patience and total dedication, each pair of shoes is created, step-by-step, by the precise hands of the craftsman, who gives these products the most important of values: time. Indeed, over time is when shoes turn into little works of art, as the result of skills and passion of those who spent years of their lives learning how to master this old trade.
More from Pitti Uomo – Selectism visits with one of Italy’s Esemplare, a line who continue to progress in the textile end of garment construction while keeping full focus on cuts and the fashionability of their line. We preview the collection with macro glimpse of the fabrics employed in the collection. We will bring a much fuller looks very soon.