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…
Scandinavians as we are, we kind of enjoy when the temperature starts to drop a little in September. Especially after such a long and sunny summer like the one we’ve had this year. Autumn is our favourite “clothes season” and this fall we have a great variation in our outerwear offerings. Whether your everyday life requires a sleek and contemporary coat or you prefer to stay warm and comfy on the inside whilst able to keep rain and snow out we feel confident in the selection of such outer layers here at Nitty Gritty.
Stone Island AW '014'015_Raso Hand Painted Tortoise Shell_ Il Video
The hand-crafted process behind Raso Hand Painted Tortoise Shell is revealed. The garment -made in a satin weave cotton fabric of military origin- is dyed and then faded in selected areas with a corrosive paste. The bleached parts have then been hand painted with a tortoiseshell-inspired motif also polluting the Stone Island badge on the left sleeve. This extraordinary manual process makes each piece unique and unrepeatable.
Pontus Alv and his team hits the streets of Manhattan to promote their Converse collaboration.
The Bench - Magdalena Tafvelin
Isn´t this what styling is all about!?
The Bench - Local Hero
Ursula is one of our local heroes at Nitty Gritty since she is a regular and she lives around the corner from the store
The Bench - Dômo arigatô gozaimasu
Naoko Akech iwas kind enough to bring some friends over to Nitty Gritty to do a report about us for the free magazines ”Travellers” and ”Kelly”, which are both distributed in Japan.
The Bench - Valery Demure
Valery Demure with colleague paid us a visit in store today. She runs Valery Demure showroom in London
Boho stylish New York gentlemen and Italian candles…
The first time we lay our eyes on Daiki Suzuki’s Engineered Garments we fell for the intelligent design that pervades pretty much through all pieces (and that's quite a few…) in the collection and they can also be mixed and matched together eminently. The potential numbers of unique looks seems endles
Learn from the past, think of the future
We like to tell stories, and listen to stories; we like to engage in small talks with our customers about their everyday life, about music and about style. We like to share our thoughts because we think that they can help people understand why we buy the brands we do and how we experience and interpret the style we convey at Nitty Gritty.
Stone Island AW '014 Video
A video from Stone Island showcasing their lastest collection. First drops are now available in-store and online.
That Summer Feeling
“When the cool of the pond makes you drop down on it When the smell of the lawn makes you flop down on it When the teenage car gots the cop down on it The time is here for one more year And that summer feeling is gonna haunt you One day in your life….” We are about to hit that time in the calendar when you put your raw denims on hold and make some space on that most reachable shelf in your closet for Chinos and shorts. Tropical wool, linen blends, light twill and poplins are all classic favourites of the summer wardrobe, for grit girls as well as for guys.
Nitty Gritty by Oscar Jacobsson
There are people in the fashion industry claiming that there is no future for traditional formal menswear, we think that is a saying with modification. What we do know for sure is that the acceptance for dressing more casual, even in business areas that 10 years ago demanded a daily suit and tie, are higher today.
Bedwin & the Heartbreakers
At our weekly meeting the other day we had a discussion regarding this weeks Nitty News and the story about Japanese brand Bedwin & the Heartbreakers. A brand that all of us in the Nitty Gritty Crew really like and wear but in many different ways