Pitti Uomo is underway and one of the best S/S 2013 previews to hit the webs is that of Napoli designer Salvatore Piccolo. For next spring, the designer looks to blend Japanese fabrics with Italian styling and construction. Look for Japanese denim selvedged shirts as well as those of the cotton and canvas variety. There are also a handful of Piccolo-exclusive fabrics that can be seen on some of the linen suiting. All-in-all, there’s much to appreciate in Salvatore Piccolo’s Spring 2013 offerings, most of which can be seen below. (via Men’s Reverie)
Michael Williams over at ACL has been dropping Italian gem after gem as of late. Here, he gives us a preview of what to expect from Napoli’s Salvatore Piccolo and the designer’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection. Piccolo’s known for making hand made shirts for an impressive clientele across Europe, the U.S. and Japan, but he also makes a small collection of OTR shirts and ties in his factory in Napoli.
From leather goods maker Calabrese comes their Napoli bag, a modern-day version of the classic doctor’s bag. It comes in a rich cognac leather shell and is just the perfect size for a weekend getaway. The double top handles and detachable strap really help this bag standout as do the silver accents and embossed logo patch on the front.
MW drops the third installment in ACL’s Made in Italy Tour, this time giving us a look inside the workspace of Isaia located on the outskirts of Napoli. Isaia is a family-run business as it was founded in 1957 by Enrico Isaia and is now helmed by the designer’s grandson Gianluca Isaia. The majority of folks that work in production are second or third generation tailors, with the craft being in their blood. As for the factory, it’s a two-story building that’s “tucked away in an unmarked alley with a large gate.”