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March 18, 2007 at 10:16 am
do you go to the santa maria novella on lafayette street? same lovely things in your hood…ask for Segen – he will show you the best stuff!
March 18, 2007 at 11:57 am
I’m fascinated by the beautiful golden light in these photographs. Do they really capture the light of this setting, or is that your artistic vision coming through, Sart?
March 18, 2007 at 12:15 pm
It also says a lot about how comfortable a well-made suit must be because I can’t imagine tailoring an entire suit in full suit and tie unless it was extremely comfortable.
Beautiful shop, just beautiful.
March 18, 2007 at 12:26 pm
To Anon 11:57Artificial light often gives off a golden cast on photos. I thought it looked good here so I didn’t change it too much
March 18, 2007 at 12:48 pm
Before I even read your comments I noticed that the men in these photos were very well-dressed. I love that. The shop is so wonderful and inviting-looking. Thanks for these photos.
March 18, 2007 at 1:51 pm
Beautiful tailor tacks and feather stitching! Amazing!
March 18, 2007 at 2:04 pm
waittttttttt… santa maria novella is a 13th century church in florence with a facade redesigned by alberti in like 1470. They sell soaps and creams there now?I’m so confused!
March 18, 2007 at 6:25 pm
I love these photos – such craftmanship, such pride in their work! mY father has worked with tailors for close to 40yrs. Not many skilled tailors left these days….the local Australian rag trade has gone downhill with most things being mass produced overseas.
an english girl in new york
March 18, 2007 at 6:30 pm
I love florence. Especially this little pizzeria on via porta rossa…*reminicence*
March 18, 2007 at 6:31 pm
Santa maria novella has sold soaps and chemists from their apothecary for at least a century…
March 18, 2007 at 11:08 pm
I absolutely agree with you. My first thought upon seeing these shots was that it inspires great confidence when your tailor is wearing the best suit in town.
March 19, 2007 at 1:23 am
Last time I was in Florence I bought an amazing cashmere overcoat at Liverano… but the euro was at $.79! Then as now the gents were all impeccable, which indeed inspired confidence in this buyer.
March 19, 2007 at 1:27 am
There’s also a shop which makes custom shoes, right there on the spot, in the same neighborhood.
Cut of cloth
March 19, 2007 at 4:25 am
A Gentlemans Gentleman
March 19, 2007 at 6:02 am
It is just wonderful to see real crafstmanship done with style and pride in an increasingly fake world. Thank you for the photographs that you share with us.
March 19, 2007 at 7:57 am
Must have been great visiting all these shops in Florence. I wish I could be there too! Having something tailor-made is a unique experience. I had this once – I designed a coat and had a tailor make it for me, almost 15 years ago – the coat is still top-notch and I think I can easily wear it again today without a problem-except the weather in Greece is not suitable for this heavy coat…
March 19, 2007 at 9:45 am
My friend bought the most gorgeous white cashmere coat from a boutique called barneys (two locations) again on via porta rossa. Also, the luisa via roma store…….
La Cabeza Grande
March 19, 2007 at 11:04 am
I thought this shop looked familiar. I must have passed by it a half-dozen times. Thanks for reviving my memories of Florence.
March 19, 2007 at 12:15 pm
i love your “shop” pics. they are a true testament to your artistic vision and photography skills. aw
March 19, 2007 at 2:02 pm
beautiful pictures, they portay an almost mythical sense of the italian tailor.
January 31, 2008 at 5:34 am
I’m personally a customer of this shop and i want to say that i try tailors in Paris, Bruxelles or London but the best of the best is Liverano and in addition of that Mr Liverano is a wonderful person. Thank you for all.
January 31, 2008 at 9:53 am
I have had three suits made by Maestro Liverano (who is the gentleman in the first picture) and I have been very satisfied with all of them. Another jacket and a summer mohair suit are also on the way. Althought the “house style” is quite bold (full chest, wide lapels), the coats are almost miraculously soft and light.
Maestro Liverano himself is a passionate craftsman and full of humor and knowledge. He was very active and helpful in guiding me in my selections of fabric, cut, etc.
Mens Wrist Watches
December 1, 2009 at 8:55 am
I have been to Florence, and the city is simply beautiful, not least because its people and traditions. Anybody who can should go there once in their lifetime!
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