FABRIC

Casual trousers from Brezza: Cotton, linen and denim

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We’ve taken the perfect fit of your dress trousers and now added an incredible selection of stretch cotton chinos, summer linens and dark denim. Available individually, as special packages (see pricing below) or mix and match one of each for 4/$1300. All fabrics milled in Italy by Hesworth for their casual BREZZA collection.


Stretch Cotton Chinos

Our most exciting offering. Long-staple fiber cotton blended with 3% elastane for stretch — and helps the chino not “bag” at the knees and seat. Classic tones of tan and blues alongside some non-traditional colors. Upgrade your everyday pant with the perfect fit and Italian-milled fabric.

1 for $350
4 for $1000


Cotton-Cashmere Premium Chinos

Treat yourself to the softest pair of chinos possible. Cashmere yarns give a brushed finish and luxurious hand feel. We also recommend this fabric for a full suit as it’s not as stiff as traditional chino fabric.

1 for $500
4 for $1500


Linen

Available in melange and plain weaves. Makes perfect airy trousers for humid summer days. Also, a great option for suits and blazers, too.

1 for $450
4 for $1300


Dark Denim

For those looking for a perfect fitting pair of jeans in a dark tone, this stretch denim is available in several shades of blue, black and even with a red undertone.

1 for $500
4 for $1500

Sourcing the Top Fabric; Albini Group Is One of Italy's Finest Mills

Go behind the scenes of the Albini Group’s Mill in Albino Italy just outside Bergamo and see what makes the world’s greatest cotton for dress shirts.

McGregor Madden and Enrico De Pieri in the vault. These fabric collections can be over 150 years old. It’s nice to see that while there has been massive innovation in the way cloth is made - a lot of the styles that were popular then are still popular now.

McGregor Madden and Enrico De Pieri in the vault. These fabric collections can be over 150 years old. It’s nice to see that while there has been massive innovation in the way cloth is made - a lot of the styles that were popular then are still popular now.

Sourcing Stories: The “Kings of Cotton”

It’s milled in Italy, but why are Egyptian-cotton fibres so sought after?

When the founder of modern day Egypt, King Mohammed Ali, brought with him seeds from Brazil (cotton & linen) and the Caribbean (cotton and linen) in the early 1800s - he found that in the Nile River Delta farmers were able to grow the longest, finest and softest cotton fibres. Long fibres make it easier and thus more cost efficient to produce. Ancient Egyptians were growing cotton and linen since antiquity and the new seeds yielded global leading results.

Extra-long fibres also make for a more durable garment. And the most noticeable benefit? The supremely soft “hand” touch. Think of extra-long staple fibers in cotton as the cashmere of shirting fibres. This is why Egyptian cotton is considered “the cotton of kings.”

The entrepreneurs of the Albini family as well as U.K. businessman Thomas Mason started sourcing the fibres from Egypt in the 1800s and the rest is history. More than a century of innovation has yielded the results you see today. When Albini Group purchased Thomas Mason more scale was reached. A lot of the workers are second or even third generational employees. The knowledge is not easily transferrable and passed down through the firm’s institutional knowledge.

Today the Albini Group leases thousands of acres from the Egyptian government to ensure they can provide sustainable farming and ethical development working conditions for the people. It is a win-win for Hall Madden to be able to source shirting fabric from Albini. Our clients receive the best cotton and linen shirts and Albini can continue their mission to create the best fabrics.

In this photo McGregor is shown the capacity speeds that super long fibres produce and also what happens when one thread breaks. He also learned first hand on how to repair.

What kind of innovation has their been since computers?

In the “old days” mills would have to create their own swatch books and samples by glueing different pieces together to create just one swatch. This time intensive practice made it very difficult to scale out the business. Tailors would travel by boat to global locations. You would be lucky to see your bespoke garments in 6-12 months.

This is why in the past you didn’t see a lot of checks, but mostly solids and stripes. Making a check swatch was nearly impossible at the time.

Recently, Albini has harkened back to the old days of bespoke tailoring by making it easy to make one-off garments. When a client commissions a shirt the fabric, for which there are over thousands to choose from, is cut and shipped to our factory the next business day and arrives in as little as three days.

Why did we go visit Albini?

Well first off we are friends of the brand. We are also the fastest growing made-to-measure client they have ever had. For this visit, Albini Group wanted to spend time showing off their new sustainability and organic cotton initiatives — values we share with them. They also proudly unveiled their new women’s collection that we will be releasing in conjunction with our soon to be launched women’s line in the fall. Hall Madden will be the first U.S. brand to carry the women’s collection.

When you commission a garment from Hall Madden using Thomas Mason or Albini cotton you are not buying it, you are not wearing it, you are simply taking care of it.
— Enrico De Pieri, Albini Group Director

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We have your Revenge Cloth by Vitale Barberis Canonico

 

Hall Madden now offers the entire range of our best selling collection; ‘Revenge’ by Vitale Barberis Canonico.

 

Our partnership with Italy’s Oldest and Largest mill now includes all of their fabric ranges. We went from dozens of fabrics to hundreds of fabrics in our best selling super 110 and super 150 collections.

Thomas Mason 1796 Bespoke Custom Shirting

 

Hall Madden is proud to announce that we are one a few selected custom clothing businesses in the world to carry this prestigious collection in its entirety.

 
Hall Madden X Thomas Mason 1796 Bespoke Collection

Hall Madden X Thomas Mason 1796 Bespoke Collection

British inspired, with a touch of eccentricity, Thomas Mason Bespoke collection is characterized by double twisted fabrics, crafted using only the finest yarns from the extra-long staple Egyptian cotton.

Founded in Lancashire in 1796 by entrepreneur Thomas Mason, the eponymous label has been a landmark for elegance and quality, in the world of English shirting traditions.
Acquired by Albini Group in 1992, Thomas Mason reinterprets its rich heritage in a modern and original way, through precious and colourful double twisted fabrics, crafted using the exceptional Giza 45 and Giza 87 Egyptian cotton and the refined linen from Normandy.

Hall Madden has been working directly with Albini Group since 2018.


Questions about Thomas Mason fabric or our custom shirt program? Call (872)228-9910 or email support@hallmadden.com to speak with us.


Loro Piana Proposte Abiti & Giacche FW 18


Loro Piana Proposte Giacche FW18


Loro Piana Proposte Abiti FW18



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. 

 

Albini Su Misura Collection

Albini's Su Misura collection

Albini's Su Misura collection

Since 1876, Albini Group has been employing the best methods of creating the most beautiful fabrics in the world. Our current Albini shirting offerings include the following collection books: 

  1. Business a Milano - Primarily business formal shirting, from midweight to heavyweight in classic white, light blue and a few pinks and lavenders with subtle stripes and patterns.
  2. L'aperitivo in Piazetta - Slightly more casual shirting, meant to be worn alongside casual suits and sport coats in more informal settings.
  3. L'opera Alla Scala - Formal black tie shirting to be worn with tuxedos and dinner jackets. Predominately white shirting and some in midnight navy and black.
  4. In barca a Portofino - The vacation warm-weather collection of linen and linen-cotton blends full of bold patterns and colors for when on holiday.
  5. Nel fine settimana - An autumnal collection with darker tones and more casual stripes and checks, inspired by roadtrips along the Italian countryside.
  6. Moda Italiana - A fashion print collection that's creatively inspired by art, design and painting. Unique fabrics you won't find anywhere else made with modernity in mind.
For returning clients who have not yet been fitted for our new dress shirt program please us the link below to book a new fitting in seconds. Our team looks forward to seeing you again.

Thomas Mason for Hall Madden

Thomas Mason's Bespoke Collection

A shirt made with Thomas Cloth fabric feels substantial. It is a dynamic cloth that instantly looks upscale to the eye. It is for this reason we have decided to partner with one of Europe's elite mills. 

Founded more than two-and-a-half centuries ago, Thomas Mason is one of the most recognizable names in luxury shirting.  While Thomas Mason today is milled under the Italian Albini Group, it still remains a distinct British identity with bold checks sitting in collections alongside a variety of crisply-woven business solids in various weaves. 

Explore the collection online and come experience it in person at your next appointment. Pricing is 4 shirts/$1000. Expect an expanded offering for 2018.