To conduct inheritance…
Published: 2012-11-22 12:00:00 Tags: Menswear
Riccardo Della Piazza is the third generation running one of Italy’s most prestigious tailoring manufactures, Belvest. His mother Maria Teresa is the daughter of founder Aldo Nicoletto that started the business back in 1964.
Nicholas Barltrop is the fifth generation running the prestigious Northampton based English shoe manufacturer Tricker's. That's right, we're talking about a company that secured their first retail order the same year as Abraham Lincoln gave his first political speech, Robert Peel established London's first uniformed police force and it was still eight years to go before Queen Victoria entered the throne.
What we at Nitty Gritty love about brands like Tricker's and Belvest is not only their history, as much as their capacity of renewing themselves from generation to generation without loosing their pride, craftsmanship and core values. They also let us take part in the creative process and use their customers in the innovation of new styles. Isn't it just amazing with a company where you literally can customize and order one pair of shoes or one piece of clothing like a suit or a jacket.
Or another factor like Belvest actually washes and dries all their liner pieces before sewing them into the garment just to avoid the shrinking effect while sewing and pressing the garment. Or Tricker's, that still operate in it's original factory with only about 90 employees putting together not more than 1400 pair of shoes a week. It might sound like a lot, but compared to the mass producing values that prevail today it's actually very few…Guess you can call it Slow Fashion.
This weekend on Saturday the 24th we are co hosting an event around this way of working, together with some local restaurants that all in some way work from out the same values, quality driven, self made and slow cooking. Read more about Slow food Saturday here.
Get down to the real Nitty Gritty of Slow food and slow fashion…
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