Monday, March 19, 2007

At Al Bazar


Al Bazar owner Lino Ieluzzi
He just oozes charisma.
You know what I really like about Al Bazar? I like the fact that that it has an aura of quality and style and yet it is not about being the most expensive or most exclusive.
As much as I love Domenico Vacca and Luigi Borrelli here in New York they both have a very elitist sensibility.
Maybe it is just me but I don’t think a person should have to pay a boatload of money to get good quality clothes that also have a certain amount of style.
As I mentioned in the previous post I also love the commitment to good service at Al Bazar. When I visited Al Bazar in January they had a specific salesperson to work with their large number of Japanese customers.
Lino is like a rock star in japan. I bought a copy of Leon, a super sartorial japanese mens magazine, and he was voted the top mens store in Milan. Well I’m guessing he was voted top, I don’t speak or read Japanese but he was listed first and had a big number 1 next to him.

I will do another post about Al Bazar when I visit again to do some Summer shopping.

Here is a link to the Al Bazar website Al Bazar

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  1. Anonymous

    March 19, 2007 at 7:14 pm

    Nice royal oak.

  2. SartoriallyAddicted

    March 19, 2007 at 8:54 pm

    Do you know what fabric Mr. Ieluzzi’s jacket is made from? It drapes so well. Great brown buttons too.

  3. falcon

    March 19, 2007 at 8:58 pm

    Do you speak Italian?
    Also, I thought you wrote ‘buttload’ of money, not ‘boatload’! haha

  4. Jack Daniel

    March 19, 2007 at 9:27 pm

    I should go visit Al Bazar because I don’t own a suit yet…yeah I know, shame on me.

  5. SuMisura

    March 19, 2007 at 10:14 pm

    Sart,

    Couldn’t agree more. Sartorial “turf,” particularly with menswear, is defined tragically by two factors; dollars and access. Its rigidly tiered structure of price, quality and design alienates an entire segment of the population that will never know or experience the essence of style, quality and sartorialism – not due to lack of interest, but choice and cost. Two factors that in an open consumer market shouldn’t be. To bring a high quality ready to wear menswear collection that incorporates the same elements of bespoke tailoring (fit, fabric and construction) at a price an accessible price fills a much neglected void int he consumer marketplace, and I’m thrilled Al Bazar is doing just that.

  6. mimundodecrayola

    March 19, 2007 at 11:55 pm

    Hi, is great, i´m agree with you, simply great.

  7. Duncan

    March 20, 2007 at 1:40 am

    Hello there. Great post Scott! Is there anywhere in New York that comes close to Al Bazar in terms of style, quality and price. I would love to buy some shirts but can’t afford to fly to Milan to do it. Any suggestions would be fantastic.

  8. Anonymous

    March 20, 2007 at 4:21 am

    when we say “accessible price” what are we talking about? can we get an idea, so i can book the tickets to milan? (im in athens, so 70euro return is not a bad price to visit a fashion capital)

  9. sandman_gr

    March 20, 2007 at 6:56 am

    Great tip! Thanks for the address. Now I know where to go to to Milan!
    Are the pant chains stin in fashion for men? I thought that was last years style.

    Hey athenian guy:drop me a line! It is not every day I see another greek in here!

  10. Cut of cloth

    March 20, 2007 at 7:18 am

    This amn has a worldly quality
    in his stance style and clothes

  11. Schmoopie

    March 20, 2007 at 8:04 am

    oooooh baby!

  12. Anonymous

    March 20, 2007 at 9:17 am

    Lino, finally, a debut in New York!

    He has just embarked on his new shop in Tokyo, which is called Azzurro Tokyo.

  13. Christy

    March 20, 2007 at 2:13 pm

    Amazing photo. I can feel the charisma oozing out from my computer screen. Gotta love Italy.

  14. Andre'

    March 20, 2007 at 3:01 pm

    The clothing displayed is incredible..If only we in the states had access to such exquisite clothing..internet opportunity!!

  15. Anonymous

    March 20, 2007 at 6:56 pm

    This shop is one of my favorite shops in milan.I always visit the shop when i stay there for a few days.

  16. Anonymous

    March 20, 2007 at 8:48 pm

    I want to be cool like Lino Ieluzzi when I grow up!!! From what I’ve read of the store, I must go there. The photo of Mr. Ieluzzi exudes a cool that reminds of Herman Leonard’s photo of Jazz legend Dexter Gordon.

  17. Anonymous

    March 20, 2007 at 11:00 pm

    the man clearly has style

  18. Anonymous

    March 20, 2007 at 11:18 pm

    In all earnestness, exactly what kind of prices are we talking about such high quality goods without “elitist sensibilities”?

  19. iopine

    March 21, 2007 at 11:43 am

    Just look at all the Glen Plaid on those racks; that really surprises me. I didn’t think anybody really wore that anymore, but I’m glad people do, because it’s brilliant. I love these photos. The bits you write about these guys are great to read!

  20. My Place

    March 21, 2007 at 4:52 pm

    Nice old-fashioned polo shirt.

  21. Anonymous

    November 29, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    Does anyone know if they ship to the US ?

  22. AFJ

    April 5, 2012 at 9:41 am

    THE DON OF STYLE

  23. Sam

    May 2, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Knowing lino he probably wished 1 could be renamed 7 or 7 is considered 1. His no 7 ties are nothing short of genius

  24. Kon

    June 18, 2013 at 9:46 am

    Yes, in japanese fashion world a genre called Ita-oya style (italian old buddy style) is very well established and personally I find it absolute class!

    I’m japanese by the way and I wouldn’t mind translating the magazine photo if you want to verify his top-ness!

  25. Remi Zagari

    October 14, 2014 at 11:39 am

    Amazing Blazer

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