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Donegal Tweed

Donegal Tweed is a woven tweed manufactured in County Donegal, Ireland. Originally all handwoven, it is now mostly machine woven and has been since the introduction of mechanised looms in the 1950s/1960s. Donegal has for centuries been producing tweed from local materials in the making of caps, suits and vests. Towards the end of the eighteenth century, The Royal Linen Manufacturers of Ulster distributed approximately six thousand flax spinning wheels and sixty looms for weaving to various Donegal homesteads. These machines helped establish the homespun tweed industry in nineteenth-century Donegal.

Donegal Tweed fabric – with the characteristic small pieces of yarn in different colours
While the weavers in County Donegal produce a number of different tweed fabrics, including herringbone and check patterns, the area is best known for a plain-weave cloth of differently-coloured warp and weft, with small pieces of yarn in various colours woven in at irregular intervals to produce a heathered effect. Such fabric is often labelled as “donegal” (with a lowercase “d”) regardless of its provenance.
Along with Harris Tweed manufactured in the Scottish Highlands, Donegal is the most famous tweed in the world.
Brown Donegal Tweed Sport Coat in fabric by Caccioppoli (Naples, Italy)
Custom Situation Control tiger camo lining
Various color options available. Contact us today for your next suit or sport coat
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Fall / Winter Fabrics from Caccioppoli

We just received the latest Fall / Winter fabric offerings from one of our favorite mills in Naples, Caccioppoli. This season brings flannel suitings, heavier wools, donegals, tweeds, corduroy, cashmere and various coat and overcoat fabrics. There are way too many to post and too many that we like and we are sure you will too. With the weather here in San Francisco and across the US getting cooler, now is the time to start building your Fall wardrobe or get that outfit for the holidays or special occasion.
Flannel chalk stripe
Donegal wools in many colors
Sport coats in wool / silk and wool / silk / cashmere blends already paired with corduroy and cotton trousers. How easy it that?!
We would wear them all
Corduroy! For suiting or trousers
Glen check with windowpane flannel suitings
Overcoat fabrics
100% Cashmere
Waterproof cashmere foul weather protection
Classic. Camel hair
Casentino
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True Blue

Custom three piece true blue suit in Italian wool by Filarte. Also shown is our custom cutaway collar french cuff shirt.
Waistcoat with notch lapels
Blue camouflage lining
Soft padded shoulder, Milanese lapel buttonhole and lapel pick stitching
This client opted for two functional sleeve buttons instead of the traditional four.
Why? why not.
Side tab adjusters and jetted rear pockets
Sit-Con
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The Macallan Whisky Tasting

We had a pleasure of hosting a Scotch Tasting last week with one of our favorite humans on the planet, Brian MacGregor. Brian is a whisky expert, enthusiast, aficionado and just plain great to be around kind of guy. And he also happens to be the market manager for one of world’s greatest and our favorite Scotch Whiskies, Macallan. We had an intimate group of personally invited guests that had the opportunity to learn and try some fantastic expressions. Brain took us through what makes Macallan one of the most known and respected distilleries in the world. To be invited to one of our future tastings / events please email us here

Photo credit: Rick Scotch (Scotch Parlor)

The bottles for the evening. Macallan 12 Sherry Oak Cask, Macallan 12 Double Cask, Macallan 15 Triple Cask Matured, Macallan 12 Double Cask & Macallan Rare Cask 2017
Our host, Brian MacGregor (center)
Brian teaching us about barrels and the aging process
Macallan Rare Cask, Macallan 12 Double Cask & Macallan 15 Triple Cask Matured
Rare Cask

COLOUR
Mahogany red.
NOSE
Soft notes of opulent vanilla and raisin pique the nose, giving way to a sweet ensemble of apple, lemon and orange.
PALATE
Oak resonates, timeless, polished and rich. Vanilla and chocolate lead the finale along with a light citrus zest.
FINISH
 Full and warming.
Calvin Hom and Mike Irons
Dr. Rob, Matt and Mike Irons
Mike Irons
Brian with the highlight of the evening the very special Rare Cask bottle and it’s luxurious packaging. A huge thank you to Brian and Macallan for hosting! See you all at the next event.
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Blue & Gold

Joe in his custom mid blue three piece suit for the big day. Fabric by Vitale Barberis Canonico
The suit jacket is 2 button has notched lapels, flap pockets, side vents and a slightly padded shoulder. The trouser is flat front with belt loops, plain hem bottom with a slight break.
Our custom French cuff shirt with tonal cuff monogram and vintage
coin cufflinks (client’s own)
Tasteful details. Joe’s monogram and the wedding date on light grey pin dot lining.