Sleevehead's Guide to Sicilian Tailors (2nd edition e-book, 2017)
"Very impressive, well written and balanced advice. All in all, this is the definitive guide to the subject, all the information any man will need." - Bruce Boyer
"An extremely serious and thorough guide, the first of its kind to report on bespoke Sicilian tailors, offering not only well-documented descriptions of each house, but also all you need to know to plan your trip." - Hugo Jacomet, Parisian Gentleman
"Extremely valuable...well written, informative... In my opinion it is an absolute must for anybody who contemplates having bespoke garments made in Italy." - Gentleman's Gazette
Published originally in 2011, #SGST is the first and only comprehensive guide exploring the largely undiscovered world of Sicilian bespoke tailoring. The new 2017 expanded edition contains twice the content of the first edition. It remains the definitive reference on Sicilian tailoring whose signature is a softly structured jacket and whose heritage rivals Savile Row and Naples.
The author covers an expanded list of more than 20 tailors across Sicily including the four largest cities (Palermo, Catania, Messina and Syracuse) and two smaller towns (Ragusa and Modica) as well as other artisanal makers of shirts, ties and accessories.
Logistical and travel details have also been updated to plan your own sartorial trip.
New to the second edition is a useful framework comparing Sicilian tailoring to other modern tailoring strategies, showing how this Mediterranean sensibility differs from Savile Row and Naples and why it deserves to be known as the third major school of Western tailoring.
- 108 pages
- 140+ photos
- 3 videos (web access)
This e-book version is delivered in Adobe PDF format suitable for viewing on any PC, tablet or smartphone.
Paperback and hardcover versions are also available.