Bespoke Overcoats For The Northern Hemisphere Winter

Whilst it is now spring here in Sydney, it may surprise you to hear that this time of year is usually one of my busiest for making bespoke overcoats. The reason being that clients often order an overcoat for a forthcoming trip to the northern hemisphere, where it is...

Loro Piana Buys Huge Area Of Andes For Vicuna Wool

ITALIAN LUXURY FABRIC COMPANY LORO PIANA HAS ACQUIRED 330 SQUARE MILES OF HIGH ALTITUDE GRASSLAND AND MOUNTAIN PEAKS IN THE ARGENTINIAN ANDES BECAUSE THE AREA IS HOME TO 6,000 VICUNA. Te deal gives Loro Piana the right to shear the wild vicunas. The animals can only...

The Coat Route – The Story Of A $50,000 Bespoke Overcoat

A $50,000 bespoke vicuna overcoat that my team and i made for an international client  is the subject of a new book. its title, the coat route -craft, luxury and obsession on the trail of a $50,000 coat. The story started in 2006 when I was commissioned by a client...

A Bespoke Vicuna Jacket

ONE OF MY FAVOURITE FABRICS IS VICUNA, WHICH THE INCAS USED TO REFER TO AS “THE FABRIC OF THE GODS”. IT IS THE WORLD’S MOST EXPENSIVE FABRIC, AND AT AN AVERAGE OF 12 MICRONS IN DIAMETER VICUNA FIBRE IS EIGHT TIMES FINER THAT HUMAN HAIR. This is an example of a bespoke...