There’s no native advertising on All Tied Up, no promotional material pretending to be real content, no paid reviews. Once a month I publish a post thanking this blog’s sponsors for making it possible to keep every other post on this blog native advertisement free.
New sponsor this month – Luxire.com, and internet MTM, about which you can read on this very blog here and here. This company based in Bangalore, India provides reasonably priced and high-quality product, with a lot of handwork involved, and virtually limitless customization options. The company is also known for their excellent customer service.
They’ve recently revamped their website again, and the new one is clean and nice. Currently a detailed customization form is a work in progress, however you can still e-mail any wishes you might have regarding your order.
Luxire’s flagship products are shirts and trousers. I have recently ordered a washed denim shirt, hoping to tick this box on my buying list. In terms of trousers, there’s a wide choice of flannel fabrics, in various weights and colours. For your first order I’d recommend something less expensive though, so that you can improve upon the fit in the next one. Luxire has an inexpensive fabric for test trousers. I would, however, probably order a pair of chinos, for example those – there’s high probablity the first trousers will fit reasonably well anyway, and can be just used in your regular rotation.
A long-time sponsor of the blog, Poszetka.com – a brand that selles beautiful and high-quality accessories. Their products are usually in limited supply, and are made in Poland by hand using mostly Italian and British fabrics.
Now available in preorder are pocket squares with paintings by famous Polish artists which are a result of a cooperation with the National Museum in Warsaw. Among them is the Jewess with Oranges – a painting I’m very fond of.
Additionally, there are new shirts, including two made of cotton flannel. Perfect for wintertime tailored casual.
Benevento is a company making trousers. They have over 20 years of experience in this area, and they utilize it well: they make very good, both quality- and design-wise, product, mostly using British fabrics.
While ordering, you can ask for custom changes – both when it comes to measurements, and details. Side tabs, button fly, pleats. Two basic fit types (regular and slim), variety of sizes (both waist and inseam), and possibility of custom modifications makes it possible to get a very well-fitting pair of trousers for various body types. A long awaited configuration tool is now being tested, and feedback from selected customers is collected, to make the tool fit the customers’ need as well as possible. I think that reflects the philosophy of this blog as well – it’s better to wait a bit more and get a great product or service, rather than get something subpar immediately.
Vitale Barberis Canonico racing green flannel is back in stock. If you already have a grey pair, or are looking for something different, it’s definitely worth it. Especially that the colour is dark, and stands out in a nice, subtle way.
Among many stylish fellows, corduroys are making a bit of a comeback. Benevento has a wide selection, and it’s good to have at least one pair for the colder half of the year, I think.
Patine.pl is a seller of a Spanish footwear brand, Yanko. They feature elegant design, high quality leathers, beautiful lasts and touches like concealed channel of stitching or bevelled waist on the sole, found usually on high-class shoes.
This time there’s this beautiful pair of leather/suede balmoral boots on rubber sole. The last is graceful, the colour fantastic – they’re the perfect winter footwear to pair with some flannels, tweeds, navy denim, or corduroys.
This month, Sartolane joined the blog’s sponsors. It’s a brand that makes high-quality leather goods in a small Polish workshop, experienced in working with many European and worldwide luxury brands. Sartolane uses the same materials as those renown brands – top-grain italian leathers, top-shelf buckles and hardware, or Raccagni zippers.
Among the things Sartolane offers, you can find bags, wallets, portfolios and belts. What’s new this time, is an Easy Access wallet. The wallet has two card compartments – one is secured by an RFID blocking material, and prevents accessing the cards you put there; the other can be used to pay with your card without opening the wallet.
I’ve had a pleasure of testing the prototype, and I must say it’s a very comfortable solution. And the wallet is still very small, so it fits the trousers or a jacket pocket with no problems.