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Loro Piana's Proposte Giache & Abiti Fall Winter 19

Loro Piana’s bi-annual collection of Jacket and Suit proposals features cloths made from Wool, Cashmere and Silk. Always a very popular collection amongst our clients.

Jackets (Giache)

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Suits (Abiti)

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LA Client Jeff P. in Bespoke Loro Piana Green Smoking Jacket and Black Trouser

Los Angeles client Jeff P. wanted a bespoke tuxedo smoking jacket cut with a dark green cloth for his wedding. After carefully selecting cloth from Loro Piana’s Uniti collection, Jeff wanted a unique design by matching the shawl collar with a double-breasted front closure.

Photography by Sheldon Butler

Unique Design Specs

6X2 Double breasted with two button fasten front closure

6X2 Double breasted with two button fasten front closure

Hall Madden Wide Shawl Lapel

Hall Madden Wide Shawl Lapel

Jimmy in Custom Loro Piana Abiti 3P

Fabric Collections Used for Jimmy’s Laguna Beach Formal Wedding


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Chris in Custom Loro Piana Tuxedo


Fabric Collections Used for Chris’s San Francisco Formal Wedding

Richard B. in Custom Solbiati Linen

Loro Piana Proposte Abiti & Giacche FW 18

Loro Piana Proposte Giacche FW18

Loro Piana Proposte Abiti FW18

Brickell, Miami Fitting Studio Featuring Founder McGregor J. Madden


Our Seventh Fit Studio Opens September 10th and is being led by Hall Madden Co-Founder McGregor J. Madden. After successfully launching the New York and San Francisco fit studios; Hall Madden is primed to take over South Florida's Custom Made-to-Measure Suit and Shirt market. 


Custom Shirts and Suits Miami

Lead Fit Specialist McGregor J. Madden (pictured)


Loro Piana Pecora Nera Fabrics - Black Sheep Merino Wool

If you have ever wondered where the term “black sheep” comes from, then you might be surprised to know it actually relates to some of the finest wool fibers used in suiting. 

If you have ever wondered where the term “black sheep” comes from, then you might be surprised to know it actually relates to some of the finest wool fibers used in suiting. 

Flocks of sheep were not the white fluffy animals we typically think of today. Instead, sheep were predominately the darker “black” color with a few genetic outliers that were white. 

Once wool fibers began to be used in clothing, it was discovered that the fleece from white sheep could be easily dyed to take on a wide variety of hues. This led to the selective breeding of sheep to create flocks that were predominately white, while fleeces from black sheep were discarded. Hence the popularity of the term “black sheep” regarding an unwanted animal.

This “black” wool hasn’t been used — let alone bred — for production. While these fibers aren't truly "black," they are a range of darker browns that are difficult to dye. With prized merino flocks being sought after in white wool that can be dyed, the diversity of black flocks diminished greatly until Loro Piana decided to re-breed an exclusive black flock in New Zealand. 

Loro Piana is the exclusive producer of black merino from New Zealand and has worked with a farmer to raise these black sheep in a unique flock that’s brought back the incredible richness of these natural fibers that haven’t been available in this level of quality. 

Three categories of fabrics are available at Hall Madden for garments. These fabrics are all completely undyed, using only the natural color of the fleece available. Colors range from a natural “cream” tone to a hearty dark chocolate brown. Fabrics in collections of suiting, blazers and overcoats are available and we love their unique and earthy tones. 

First, suiting in open-weave “fresco” style wools with great crease resistance and a dry hand. Plus a series of wonderful rich flannels. Especially of note are the patterned “fresco” weaves — which are quite rare to find — in houndstooth and windowpane. 

The blazers mix melange and boucle style weaves into heavier fall-winter weights and also year-round weights that would be business-casual appropriate. 

Finally, the overcoats bring a luxurious drape to these natural merinos. While the doeskin brushed fabrics offer a rich hand, the oversized herringbone and houndstooth patterns would make ideal “statement” overcoats for the colder weather. 

To see these swatches, we’ve posted them online in galleries for suiting, blazers and overcoats and also have them at our fit studio locations for you to view in person to commission your next garment with us. We think you’ll enjoy wearing these unique fabrics.