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.
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.
Spring’s here, so it may be worthwhile to think about a pair of lightweight wool trousers – and Benevento has several nice VBC fabrics to offer, including this interesting navy windowpane pictured above.
Satrolane is a brand that offers high quality leather accessories made in a small Polish workshop which has experience in working for various luxury brands from Europe and all over the world. Sartolane uses the same source materials as those brands: Italian top grain leathers, top-shelf buckles and hardware, or Raccagni zippers.
From the very beginning, Sartolane strives to deliver product that’s better, not necessarily cheaper. So they continuously upgrade details of their products, and not just those that you can easily see – they also improve the products’ longevity. Sartolane doesn’t do sales.
Recently Sartolane halted their signature line of bags in order to introduce some major changes. If you want to know what kind of changes are those and why it required halting the sale of the bags, join the newsletter.
One of the sponsors this month – Luxire.com, an 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. The new customization tool allowing you to decide on the details of the order is finally functional – and it’s pretty awesome. The number of available options trumps any other online MTM I’ve seen, and allows for personalization of even very small details.
Another small revolution is the introduction of jackets – which you can also customize in many details, from the shape of the lapel buttonhole to the construction (half- or fully canvassed, or hand-padded fully canvassed). For an extra charge you can also try the jacket on at home, which allows for corrections before the final product is shipped to you. The starting price – $450 – is quite competitive for sure.
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.
I’m a big fan of printed ties, and Poszetka recently introduced two short series of those: ancient madder silk, the non-shiny kind with fantastic, deep colour, and wool. I especially like the small geometric patterns – they look great.
Multirenowacja offers the highest quality cosmetics for taking care and renovating shoes, accessories and leather and textile upholstery. They sell, among others, products by Saphir and Tarrago, and the sheer quantity of stuff they have may make you dizzy.
You can’t forget the basics though, like shoe trees. The leather on your shoes creases during use – that’s natural, unavoidable and frankly, completely OK – it gives each pair of worn shoes unique character. But natural creases are one thing, and deforming the upper of the shoe is another. You want to avoid deforming your shoes – and shoe trees help with that. After a day of wearing a pair of shoes, you should store them with shoe trees inside, to keep the upper in its original shape and keep the leather stretched. This’ll help with the shoes’ longevity and will let you wear them longer.