The role which tradition plays in the arts, culture, society, fashion – sport even – is undisputed. The Gagliardi Gentleman is acutely aware of its’ significance. A keen respect for tradition is part and parcel of menswear, tailoring and men’s fashion in general.
There is a timeless connection which man feels with the clothes he wears, and the way which the clothes make him feel, creating a vision of himself and the world. The relationship between fabric quality and how a man thinks, walks and talks is a very often overlooked story where clothing is concerned.
It is safe to say that the quality of tailoring is a sheer reflection of one’s personality. Elegance and poise do form part of the equation, but collaborations with reputable mills such as Loro Piana, give Gagliardi the possibility to complete the equation and give affordable luxury a new meaning.
The Loro Piana textile mill is rightly considered as the epitome of timeless tradition where the construction of fabric is motivated by a passion for fabrics of luxurious quality and style. The prestigious Italian mill has an illustrious history of producing the highest-quality fabrics. We are proud to use their fabrics in the creation of several of the luxury suits in our Spring Summer ’16 Luxury Suits.
The History of Loro Piana
Originally based in Trivero, a district in northern Italy, this historic mill has a lot to be proud of. It was started by the Loro Piana family in the early 19th century and first developed as a wool merchant.
It was 1924 when Pietro Loro Piana established the current operation, and in the 1940s that Franco Loro Piana began exporting fine fabrics all over the world.
Loro Piana Today
Today Loro Piano is a mark of quality and dedication to craftsmanship in this very specialised industry. It is the largest cashmere manufacturer and the biggest single purchaser of the world’s finest wools.
It is now being run by the sixth generation of Loro Piana family members – Sergio and Pier Luigi Loro Piana – and they create fabrics that are considered to be among the best in the world.
Aside from incomparable quality, the mill is also celebrated for its innovation in textiles, whether related to materials, design or craftsmanship. It has become renowned as the world’s foremost cashmere manufacturer, while also producing a vast range of Super Wools (click here to read more about fabric quality). At every stage of their work, Loro Piana is famed for combining the rarest and most precious raw materials, with traditional mastery and the very latest technology.
Loro Piana and Gagliardi
It is a shared pursuit of quality and artistry that has forged this time-honoured partnership between Loro Piana and Gagliardi – and the results speak for themselves.
Shop Loro Piana suits online here.