On Location: Matthew Singer at Landini
It’s one thing to look at fabric swatches in our New York office and imagine them as shirts, it’s another to see the shirts being made firsthand in a factory outside of Milan. You appreciate the attention to detail of experts, the sartorial tradition, and being in Italy certainly doesn’t hurt.
We visited the Landini factory to follow the progress of our BG label shirts. It’s quite an operation: a family-run factory that just happens to be solar-powered. And there’s a thoughtfulness that runs through everything they do. We’ve selected plaids for Fall and they look terrific. But Italians have a broader perspective than fashion expertise: The well-rounded life includes a beautiful garden (yes, we took time to smell the roses) and a lovely little al fresco lunch (prosciutto and melon, anyone?).
It’s good to support tailors that do things the right way. Look for our shirts this fall—you can choose between a perfect point button down collar or a subtle spread collar, and they all have a flattering slim fit.
But after eating all over Italy I may have graduated a size.
— Matthew Singer