Happiness is to be found when in pursuit of it, in the soothed expectation, on the way, not only upon the arrival. Accepting detours, just going the way, which is anyhow not this obvious to anyone.
Thomas Bettinelli

Happiness is just a hairflip away.
Chris Crocker


"The way the system works now, you see the clothes, within an hour or so they're online, the world sees them. They don't get to a store for six months. The next week, young celebrity girls are wearing them on red carpets. They're in every magazine. The customer is bored with those clothes by the time they get to the store. They're overexposed, you're tired of them, they've lost their freshness".
Tom Ford


feat. Antonio Navas

This season's collection represents just the barest tip of an enormous iceberg of expressively compelling luxury menswear manufactured by Kiton. The Italian label only dipped its alpaca-clad toe into Milan’s fashion arena recently -they must have hired a consultant- but they’ve been in business since 1968. Naples has its own particular language of tailoring. Jackets, so canvassed and armor-like on Savile Row and its acolyte markets, are profoundly pared-down in southern Italy : what looks like a jacket feels like a tee-shirt. Kiton was the first house to coalesce Naples’s cottage industry of tailoring under one industrial roof; it now has 350 tailors hand-stitching its product in a facility on the outskirts of the city. These pictures present a toned-down representation of the key Kiton aesthetic, but you could see the heart of the brand here on the rails; wide lapels, loose shoulders, and fabrications so soft to the touch they make a baby feel gnarled. The brand is quietly forward-facing : it has produced luxury sportswear for about a decade now, and has a denim line worked with Japan’s Kurabo that features slim European cuts and a less-slim American silhouette. Kiton is the nuts. Along with Berluti and Cucinelli, it is at the vanguard of Europe’s high church of luxury menswear, a brand unmediated by complicated theory, but rather based on simply exquisite practice.

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feat. Antonio Navas
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