Picked up my first jacket in Florence last week, as well as a couple of odd pants. Jacket fabric is a green-brownish Harris tweed. Ordered in January, fittings in Jan and Feb.
Pants are in cream flannel and dark olive cotton.Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Fit pics to follow later on once tweed season kicks in here in Sweden... not too far away I'm afraid...
I also had fittings for a mid grey suit and a mid blue jacket.
My impressions with Liverano:
They are a true pleasure to work with, and extremely professional. There are never any misunderstandings or forgotten details whatsoever. Both Antonio and Taka have very good memories and remember all requests, no matter how small. I speak Japanese so maybe this makes things easier, although Taka's English is not bad, certainly comparing to other artisans in Italy. So far, what is most impressive to me, is how consistent the fit seems to be, even between different fabrics. The three jackets I have ordered so far fit exactly the same at the forward fitting stage. This is not my experience with NSM for example. Probably, this comes down to L&L working with only a few artisans in their own workshop, and of course to Antonio cutting all garments by himself.
Fabric selection is great as well, with a lot of unusual stuff you don't find in the regualr books. House style is not to everyones taste, but I happen to love it. Basically, I leave all details and decisions to Taka and Antonio, since I happen to like their taste and fully trust their judgement. Their house style is what they do, and they would be very hard to convince to do something other than that I believe.
Moreover, the shop is very nice and I never feel rushed, even if they have other customers coming in. I have spent whole days there chit-chatting with Taka and Antonio and looking through fabrics, the RTW collection, and the workshop behind the store.
Needless to say, I'm totally hooked. Expensive, yes, but oh so good! Going back to Florence next in Sep-Oct