Originally Posted by voxsartoria
I received a bunch of swell Riva samples a couple weeks ago (thank you, David.) These would make great squares. Really, the edges on these Hobers are very handsome. Most Kiton shirts, I believe, use Riva cloth...but of course, they cost the same or more as a bespoke shirt. - B
This is something they want people believe but not true. Kiton use Riva, yes, but it is not for most of Kiton shirts. Kiton use also much Albini. Also Borrelli, use little Riva but much cotton of other producer. The large consumer of Riva cotton is Fray of Bologna, also Stefano Ricci and Gucci are big customer of Riva. Here is say Riva is so difficult to find so exclusive but not all true. Most producer include Riva will sell to any customer who give good order. Some limitation of product for little pretend exclusivity, maybe. Like other as Loro Piana, marketing. But I ask about Riva customer, and they sell to factory in Japan, to shirtmaker in USA, Lanvin sur mesure good customer, also much consumer who is shirt producer but not exclusive, so this contradict what some member here say is impossible find this in so many market. Some shirtmaker not advertise which cotton he use, but for one who know is easy recognize Riva. Same, this, for other luxury good, marketing so important make people believe thing which is no always true. Loro Piana sell much tissue to big campany as Jos Bank, Brook Brother, which put label of Loro Piana in suit, but also Loro Piana then have exclusive production of other tissues for England tailors. Sorry I not try be difficult just contradict you but try make little point. I just learn frase about brevity, next time I use brevity.