Italian Winters

Escaped the Virginia winter and headed over the Italy this month to meet with our fabric mills, check on tie production and enjoy doing the work we love the most.

A recap:

Snow in VA/snow in Milan/day at Unico/Spring 2013 collections/Catch up with friends/Usual Suspects – Canclini/Thomas Mason/Albini/Monti/Tess. Impressed with Legunio – will sample/No Cabs in city/colder than expected/Dinner at Baroca (never better)/amazing walls…

Third generation suit factory in the AM/fell in love with a charcoal pin stripe number/Ledbury Suiting??/Car to Como/Ties/10,000 swatches/3 hours with wovens/can get enough wool/interesting artx/Dinner at Como Social with Ermina (she’s a star). Knits in the morning/overdo it on cashmere/Promised dad at least one print/so prints in the afternoon/coffee with Lorenzo/amazing how Italians make dressing an art form…

Shattered. Headed North/never ending Switz tunnels/3 hours to Klosters – Pass Davos/No economics/quick vacation/2 feet of snow/2-wheel drive/Incredible hospitality/Inspired by Robert/Amazing veal/Decade’s First Fondue/day on the mountain/20 below/Frost bit, but loving it.

Car back through the pass/barley made it/back in Milan/Hotel airport/Jameson and water and night of la luggia/flight back/JFK passport control looks like 84’/good to be home/Back in VA./65 and sunny/Valentines day….

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