My takeaway from this: I’m going to hurry up and have a son, move to Italy, and raise him to be a tailor so by the time I’m 40 I can have my own personal tailor. Taking applications from women looking to help make this blogger’s dream come true now.
The above is a trailer to Men of the Cloth, a video documentary about three world-class tailors with an Italian heritage - Joseph Centofanti, Nino Corvato, and Checchino Fonticoli.
All three men face a common problem. They’ve spent their lives honing their Old World tailoring skills, but are now in the twilight of their careers and need to pass their knowledge to someone else. This film is partly about these men’s careers and legacies, and partly about the wonderful world of bespoke tailoring. It’s a subject matter that’s very much in the scope of many people’s passions here.
Vicki Vasilopoulos, the director of the film, currently needs to raise some money in order to edit the film in time for some film festivals. I encourage you to check out her IndieGoGo crowdsourcing page and consider giving a little donation. She has some rewards for people who donate a certain amount, but you can contribute as little as $1.
Speaking of IndieGoGo, Chris Callis from Men of Habit is launching a print magazine about the classic, tailored menswear. The magazine will feature articles about Savile Row and Italian craftsman, as well as personal style portraits of some of the menswear industry’s bests. If you enjoy publications such as The Rake, Men’s Ex, or Leon, I think you’ll really enjoy this magazine. I’m working with Chris on the project and I’m excited to say that I think this will be one of the best publications on the market. The magazine needs funding to get off the ground, however, so if you’re interested in helping, check out this IndieGoGo page as well.