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Carlo Barbera Blancs

Jack2000

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I got a wool blazer labeled Carlo Barbera Co Blancs--Biella Italy super 120's. Can anyone tell me anything about it. I can't find references to Carlo Barbera clothes--just fabrics.
 

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Carlo Barbera only offers clothing under their Luciano Barbera label. Several other makers use CB fabrics and will label them so. Similar to Loro Piana
 

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Carlo Barbera is probably the best Italian fabric there is. Made the old world way in a region that has mostly gone high tech. For very soft lambswool and saxony woolens, you cannot do better.

Chuck Franke (peace be upon his name) once wrote a description of his visit to the mill, and from what he said, it sounded like their production methods were more old world than any of the Huddersfield mills.
 

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Excellent-- thanks. It is a very soft textured wool.
 

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Originally Posted by Manton
Carlo Barbera is probably the best Italian fabric there is. Made the old world way in a region that has mostly gone high tech. For very soft lambswool and saxony woolens, you cannot do better.

Chuck Franke (peace be upon his name) once wrote a description of his visit to the mill, and from what he said, it sounded like their production methods were more old world than any of the Huddersfield mills.


I think Moxon uses similarly old world production methods.
 

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