This week, I had the pleasure to visit tailoring workshop of Berluti, on the Left Bank, at 14 rue de Sèvres in Paris. French luxury goods company Berluti has been undergoing a major transformation since the installation, in 2011, of LVMH’s Antoine Arnault as CEO and Alessandro Sartori as artistic director.

In 2012, Berluti completes the picture by offering bespoke tailoring with the acquisition of the historic Parisian tailor, Arnys.

Nowdays apart from the formal wear bespoke tailoring, Berluti is now also providing a bespoke service for casual garments such as field jackets, denim (exclusively made with Japanese wool), chinos, sport jackets and trench coats.

The iconic “la Forestière” jacket is still available on bespoke order but also in ready-to-wear revisited by Alessandro Sartori.

For few hours, I had the chance to talk to young master-tailor Karim Rebahi just back from New-York. I discovered the unique fabric “the Grand Cru 1663” made in partnership with one of the oldest woolen mills in the world, Vitale Barberis Canonico.

The very kind master tailor Alfredo Orlandi recalled pleasant memories about his departure from Italy, and his first years as apprentice tailor during the golden age of tailoring.

I had the great pleasure to visit this workshop. Those are my pictures of this delightful visit…

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Karim Rehabi 

Alfredo Orlandi

www.berluti.com