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The temperature on the dash says 89 and its not even noon. The scalding stuffiness is seeping up through the vents covering the New York City metro system. Not even the slightest Atlantic breeze can penetrate the labyrinth of skyscrapers to offer a cooling break from the July sun.
Whenever we have a trunk show weekend, we always welcome the curious, and questioning client who is wondering what all the mailers, emails and facebook posts are all about. We always get one major question during our Zegna trunk show, and that is: "What's so special about the wool, what makes it different?" Well here is your answer sir: This April is the 50th annual celebration of the Golden Fleece Award, which is a milestone that Ermenegildo Zegna offers all wool growers around the world, which they in turn use to find the best wool. To celebrate this year Zegna is getting ready for 3 days of festivities from April 21-23 which will include press dinners, farm visits and a multimedia production at the Royal Hall of industries in Sydney. Wool growers from Mongolia, Italy, the UK, and Australia will attend to compete for the prize, which usually is awarded to the Australian growers who have perfected superfine merino into strands that are 18.5 microns thin or finer.
Over the past couple days I have experienced deja vu while internet trolling. This vest from Brunello Cucinelli keeps popping up all over, and I am here to let you know that it is available here at A.K.RIKK'S! The whole Winter collection is amazing, but this piece in particular is extra special because it is a new direction for the brand, but still has the quality they are known for. This down vest will never have any of the feathers leave the inside lining because BC has a specially trained craftsman remove all the quills from each feather so that all that is left is warm fluffiness! Bella! It should fit in my stocking if anyone out there is interested...
We invite you this holiday season to share with us a new label that is being introduced at the store. Esemplare is an Italian sportswear company that was created 4 decades ago in order to cloth a man who possesses a certain passion for tradition, can appreciate innovation and is looking for sophistication but does not want to brag. In a day in age where production is standardized the word "quality" is definitely thrown around lightly. However not with this label. Mostly consisting of knitwear and outerwear, the A.K.RIKK'S buying team felt the collection looked best in all black.
Dario Cecchini, master butcher speaking about life and the art of producing something that is excellent. It is always incredibly beautiful to watch a person so in love with his craft, explain what drives him and what his purposes are. It is also our goal to slow down, and provide a service that shows people that there is another road to be taken.
If you happen to stop by the Napoli Isaia shop next time you find yourself stranded amidst the Italian country-side, you might want to go inside and have a tailor with forty years experience measure you for a new Isaia suit. As you finish your wine and are walking through the shop you will notice a bicycle or two strewn about the place. If you feel the need to ask and have a desire to cruise about the city a "La Dolce Vita", one of the specialists can fit you for a custom bicycle by Milan based Montante Cicli. The unique thing about this bicycle is that it has you, the sartorialist that you are in mind. Not only is the bike customized to your height, weight, and riding ability; you can give it the sense of sprezzatura that you already possess by choosing the (Isaia cloth) fabric for the seat and the handlebars. The bike was designed specifically with the well dressed man in mind with splash guards on the wheels to make sure you are not drenched; it also has a felt covering that encapsulates the gears and chain to ensure no grease streaks your brown suede brogues. The details that can be attended to could fill a book, just know that this is a jewel on two wheels made for the man with the priceless wardrobe.
Our knit Hugo Boss Orange jacket in Florence during Fashion Week!