Saturday, 21 June 2014
Luigi Bianchi Mantova (LUBIAM) - 1911
Luigi Bianchi Mantova (LUBIAM) 1911
Lubiam is an Italian menswear manufacturer, based in the small and charming Italian city of Mantua (Mantua has a UNESCO World heritage old town, like most other Italian cities.), which makes ready-to-wear and made-to-measure men's clothes using our favourite Italian fabrics from the likes of Zegna, Loro Piana, Vitale Barberis Canonico, Colombo and Cerruti.
Lubiam was founded in 1911 by Luigi Bianchi and the company is still family-run and based in Mantua. I think we all have a preference for family-run businesses that stay true to their place of origin, supplying that much-needed provenance; and Italy excels in retaining them, and keeping the faceless global conglomerates out of the picture and spoiling everything for us all.
Jolly Nice Stuff
Not sure it's available where you are, but Lubiam has jolly nice stuff for this season.
The Prince of Wales sports jacket above is made from cotton and linen. I very much like that tie. I have a scarf in the identical colour and pattern — a total classic.
The check double-breasted below is in wool and silk.