There is tons of talk around here about the difference between the various high end suit makers found in upscale department stores. Luckily for everybody, I had an old Kiton jacket sitting around which I was willing to sacrifice for the good of the team. What I found inside may be considered shocking. Lets have a look. First, the lining and Cashmere tag clearly mark this coat as Kiton: Opening up the jacket from the body side to get a good look: First look inside is of the way the various internal layers like canvas and felt are stitched together. Note that these are all clearly machine stitches: Connection of these “guts” to lining and body fabric also machine done: A reverse side view shows the same stitching on the canvas side: Here is the big boy. This picture with the jacket virtually filleted shows that all of the canvas work, that work which is the guts, the roll, the collar, is done by machine: Now, if all of this is done by machine, what is done by hand? The collar, while not hand padded is attached to the coat by hand: Beautifully handmade buttonholes: All edge and pick stitching by hand: Sleeve attachment sewn by hand: I have never owned an Attolini, Brioni, Zegna or Borrelli jacket so I can’t say how it compares. I hope you found my pictures interesting.
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7/2/07 at 3:42pm