Benedict Cumberbatch wears Emma Willis to the Met Gala 2019

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Benedict Cumberbatch wears an Emma Willis Ivory Silk Riding Stock Tie Shirt, matching hand rolled silk pocket square and Ivory Silk Fringed Evening Scarf at The Met Gala 2019 last night, all designed and made at our Gloucester workrooms. The Dress for this year’s Gala was ‘Camp’, after the exhibition ‘Camp: Notes on Fashion’, the theme of Anna Wintour’s Met’s Costume Institute Spring exhibition.’ Great as ever to work with Benedict’s brilliant tailor and stylist Joe Woolfe of Labassa Woolfe and thanks to our exceptionally talented head bespoke cutter Sam Wakeley for her speedy pattern making and cutting and our sewing room to create it all in time!

Our boxer shorts are DARLING!

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New Spring Swiss Cotton Voile Compatto Colours.

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MatchesFashion

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Oracle Time Magazine featuring Emma Willis

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This week British Historian Sir Simon Schama was awarded a knighthood by His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge at Buckingham Palace wearing his Emma Willis bespoke shirt.

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‘Brands to look out for, these are the labels that have made their name out of doing it better than anyone.’ – Matchesfashion

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Cashmere Ties

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Voyage Collection

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The Swiss mill we use has been extremely creative in the last year, developing many beautiful new weaves and weights of cottons using state of the arts technology but producing with care for the environment and blessed with an abundance of water from their mountains for the final process. Each month, starting with The Voyage this January, I will let you know about a new cotton, how it is woven and finished ( for instance they even use different mountain water for different constructions ) and whether cooler or warmer to wear.  Each new cotton will be available to order for shirts, boxer shorts, pyjamas or dressing gowns in the gentle blue, white, pink and lilac palette of designs that Alumo and I so love.

Voyage is a new very breathable cotton developed by Alumo to create a natural 100% cotton which is almost crease free so ideal for travelling.

Alumo says: The method applied to the fabric is called ‘moisture cross-linking’, implementing small resin bridges in the single fibres which prevents the fabric from from swelling.  Due to the tiny, almost untraceable net of bridges , the cotton maintains a natural feel, breathability and absorbance, but will crease much less. ( The finishing meets the ecological, environmental and anti chemical Öko-tex Standard 100 ) 

Washing instruction: 60 degrees, low level of spinning tours after washing so that the fabric still has a certain amount of humidity within. Hang it still damp over a hanger and let it dry. Iron the seams, collar and cuffs.

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Country Life – Huw Edwards ‘A few of my favourite things.’

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