A JAPANESE DESIGNED, ITALIAN MADE BEAUTY THAT IS - ACATE.
A YOUNG BRAND, FEATURING BEAUTIFUL, CLASSIC PIECES THAT TRANSCENDS HER BEAUTY THROUGH THE JAPANESE PHILOSOPHY OF 'WABI SABI'-
"[I]F AN OBJECT OR EXPRESSION CAN BRING ABOUT, WITHIN US, A SENSE OF SERENE MELANCHOLY AND A SPIRITUAL LONGING, THEN THAT OBJECT COULD BE SAID TO BE WABI-SABI."
WE WELCOME ACATE TO THE FAMILY OF GREAT ARTISANS AT L.C VIA!
Avino Laboratorio Napoletano
15 years of shirt making experience, 8 point handmade shirts from Neapolitan shirt maker; Avino.
This is his story:
Francesco Avino started his career working with Neapolitan tailoring founding father; Cesare Attolini, during which he was cutter and maker under the this great tailoring house.
Francesvo Avino founded his shirt making company in 2001, having 15 years of shirt making experience and regarded as one of the best shirt makers in Naples, providing for top menswear retailers worldwide.
L.C via is proud to be his exclusive retailer in Singapore, showcasing his Ready-To-Wear handmade shirts.
Ready-To-Wear Handmade Shirts ~ $320 onwards
2nd Generational Neapolitan shirt maker; 40 years of shirt making, handmade details instantly recognisable.
And this is their story:
The birth of Borriello began in the 70's by found Clelia, in a humble workshop in Naples. The attention to detail and the stylistic ability decree the instant success of the shirts.
Since then, Borriello is still synonymous of high-quality shirt, a product made in accordance with the dictates of the great tradition of Neapolitan shirt that innovates without betraying the past. Even today his shirts are made entirely by hand thanks to the excellent work of artisans keepers of ancient knowledge.
The choice of precious fabrics, the combination of colors and the constant search for new models, create a mix of great charm and beauty.
MTM Handmade Shirts ~ $348 onwards
Hiro Yanagimachi-san have been making bespoke shoes for the past 17 years out of Tokyo, Japan.
After his training at London Cordwainers College and John Lobb London, Hiro-san founded his company in 1999 working out from the 'World Footwear Gallery' in Tokyo.
Hiro-san designs, and makes all his shoes by hand, in-house together with his trusted team of 3 other staff. Each with a vital role and specialisation in the process of shoe making.
6 months is the lead-time for a pair of handmade shoes by HIRO YANAGIMACHI, a timeline that is needed for a finely crafted bespoke shoe. Made for you, with you and by you.
L.C VIA. is extremely proud to be partners with such a great artisan, humble, grounded and always improving his skill of bespoke shoe making.
HIRO YANAGIMACHI trunk-shows are once a year only.
Dates will be updated in our event calendar, so stay tuned!
Igarashi-san started his trousers making career with one of Japan's top menswear store; STRUSBURGO.
Having learnt the craft of bespoke trousers making for the past 10 years, Igarashi-san measures, pattern makes, cuts and carefully hand-stitches every pair of trousers. Truly staying true to the art of bespoke for his clients.
Igarashi-san not only knows the fine craft of bespoke trousers making, but have a deep knowledge of the body anatomy, muscle movement due to his qualification as a sports trainer thus understanding the movement of the body first before putting his skill sets as a bespoke trousers maker to work.
L.C via is proud to be the only exclusive partner in Asia, out of Japan, to be partners with Igarashi-san. Showcasing his work through trunk-shows, Made-To-Measure and soon to be available Ready-To-Wear.
Marco Cerrato an old trouser-making family in Naples. The Cerrato family are one of the best-known trousers maker coming out from Naples.
And this is their story:
It was founded by Ciro Cerrato, who began work as a presser in the workshop of Antonio Mola at the age of 13.
Ciro and Marco does the cutting (Marco mostly new customers, especially international ones), there are seven ladies doing the handwork, two on the sewing machines, and one just doing basting. Uncles, cousins, in-laws - largely family.
Cerrato produces up to 20 pairs a day, both under its own label and for a handful of tailors in Naples. Interestingly, the amount under its own label has increased steadily.
So there 18 hand-sewn tacks around the top of the Cerrato pair, for example: reinforcing the top and bottom of the side pockets, of the coin pocket, of the join between fly and waistband; at the top and bottom of the join in the back of the waistband.
L.C via is the only retailer to have Marco Cerrato bespoke Ready-To-Wear specially made for our clients.
Ready-To-Wear Price: S$680~S$720
MARIO TALARICO UMBRELLAS
Introducing Mario Talarico; a multi generational family of handmade umbrella makers. Mario Talarico Senior is the 5th generation of umbrella makers, currently aged 86 years, Talarico Senior still heads to his shop everyday and work on his first love- umbrellas.
Assembling, hammering, folding, bending every piece and part of his handmade umbrella into shape, that gives each piece her individual beauty and uniqueness.
Every piece of wood, carefully sourced from all over the world. Forests' of England, Africa, America and Asia to ensure they last for generations to come.
Each piece unique and exclusive on its own, no two similar piece will ever be made.
An umbrella, consisting of hand curved horn parts to make the tips and buttons, one of a kind wood that forms the whole shaft and silk fabrics that gives the umbrella that beautiful fabric, colour and shine.
A true masterpiece, from a 5th generational umbrella maker, at 86 years of age.
“"I BELIEVE THE ONLY TRADITION IS TO INNOVATE", BECAUSE YOU KNOW, THE GOOD THING ABOUT TRADITION IS THAT GIVES YOU A LOT OF KNOWLEDGE AND THE BAD THING ABOUT TRADITION IS THAT GIVES YOU A LOT OF KNOWLEDGE.”
This is his story:
Bespoke shoe maker, Norman Vilalta does not believe in reinventing the wheel, but rather innovating and giving it a new lease of life, new angle of usage and vision. And with this foresight, Norman instills this philosophy into his shoe making techniques.
Learning from Master Florentine shoe makers, Norman Vilalta started his career as an International lawyer, in the midst of furthering his skills and knowledge in International Law, he knew there was more to life and life itself. And decided to pursue the art of beauty, and in his version of beauty - shoe making.
Norman Vilalta started off his shoe making career as a bespoke shoe maker, but was yearning for more, to be able to showcase his love for shoe making and design. Norman Vilalta decided the only way to showcase his love for design and overall construction and innovation was to come up with his own line, thus the birth of 'Norman Vilalta'
"Norman’s success didn’t happen by chance : he earned his reputation by being an excellent master bootmaker and a gifted shoe designer. In our opinion, Vilalta is of the same breed as Pierre Corthay, Tony Gaziano and Anthony Delos : artisans who bring something new to the tablewith unforgettable and distinctive designs, hopefully destined to become modern classics." Parisian Gentleman.
L.C via is truly proud and honoured to be partnering up with Mr. Norman Vilalta. To be guided by his love and creativity for shoe making, and endless support for our clients.
Introducing well respected classic menswear icon; Mr. Olof Nithenius
Contributing editor to renown Plaza Uomo Magazine and Manolo, Mr Nithenius also know as Olof1982 is a well known and highly regarded menswear icon on Instagram.
Recently embarked on a personal project, featuring and designing items he loves best, and pocket squares are his first array into showcasing his style, design and creative thoughts.
This is his story:
"When it comes to my pocket squares, they are all 42x42 cm with hand rolled edges. Hand printed in one of the oldest factories and best printers in the world. The company is over 200 years old and located in Macclesfield in England.
Most of my fabrics are made of 70% wool and 30% silk and a few in 100% British silk.
For my designs and patterns, I collaborated with talented artists from Australia, USA, Finland, England, Canada and Russia.
They all have unique styles that reflected my personal style and taste.
Its a mix of history, animals, style and menswear with a dash of pop-art and a playful, sometimes rather whimsical, design.
There are a lot of foxes involved, why? Simple because I love them!"
Yoshiyuki Hayashi; founder of RESOLUTE, has been a designer in the domestic denim industry for over 20 years, and a leader in denim culture.
RESOLUTE stays true to traditional Japanese workmanship; dyes from textiles, sewing and finish-are all hand stitched by the skilled craftsmen of the Bingo area of Chugoku district.
1,500 shoes made a year, handmade, world-wide.
This is their story:
Saint Crispin’s was founded in 1992, then just catering to a selected few gentlemen and their bespoke shoe needs.
Fast forward to 2016, and the company has grown to world-wide recognition. Being retailed in exclusively selected top menswear shops around the world, and L.C via is proud to be on that list.
No more then 1,500 pairs of handmade shoes are made a year, by 25 skilled artisans. Ensuring that sufficient time and quality are invested into each pair of shoe made for our clients.
With a production time of 6-8 weeks, these finely hand-made shoes are able to reach her owner in a much shorter time as compared to other handmade shoemakers.
Mr. Phillip Car, owner of Saint Crispin’s travels frequently for trunk-shows, to meet up with clients and retailers. Taking personal fittings and catering to clients’ needs and enquires.
L.C via is eternally grateful to be partners with Saint Crispin’s.
Showcasing completely handmade Ready-To-Wear shoes and under Saint Crispin’s strict tutelage, L.C via is qualified to take Made-To-Order and Made-To-Measure shoe orders for clients.
Fabric selections and style carefully curated by the great Kenji Kaga-san. President of Seven Fold Firenze.
Kaga-san is one of the founding icons of classic Italian menswear in Japan, having worked with the greats in Italy for the past 30 years. Sharing his great knowledge of Italian wear with the East, and being published in major menswear magazines for his vast knowledge and impeccable style.
W.W Chan & Sons
W.W. Chan & Sons one of Asia’s top bespoke tailoring house from Hong Kong.
This is their story:
Since 1952, W.W. Chan & Sons has consistently been the go-to tailor for fine bespoke wear and workmanship.
Springing from the fertile creative history of Shanghainese suiting, W.W. Chan is one of the original “Red Gang” tailoring lineages who has maintained the traditional processes and art of the creation of a bespoke men’s suit.
The Chan concept of Bespoke Tailoring is to preserve the essence of bespoke and the trusted principles of quality suiting, yet evolve using the finest of techniques and the acknowledgment of the myriad developments in styles, preferences and society.
Ensuring their best workmanship, skills and talent to ensure comfort, fit and quality for our clients.
L.C via is proud to be partners with this great tailoring house, and we look forward to sharing W.W. Chan & Sons great works with you.