Last Wednesday 10 January, saw our Senior Cutter, Darren Tiernan participate in the Permanent Style Shirtmakers Symposium under the invitation of PS founder, Simon Crompton and shirting group, Albini. Hosted during Pitti Menswear and within the incredible confines of Palazzo Gondi, the Permanent Style events are always entertaining and enlightening and we were both delighted and honoured to compare notes and ideas on the shirt trade and nuances of make with fellow shirtmakers from Hong Kong, Italy and the USA.

Each member of the panel also produced bespoke shirt to display on the night, working to a brief of “Shirts for work and for play.”  The notion was to create a shirt that could be worn in a less formal environment, without a tie, but still working well when worn under a jacket. Darren opted for a novel raglan sleeve shirt with a button down “lido” collar, cut from the softest Thomas Mason denim cloth.

View the full video of the event and learn more on the Permanent Style website.

To anyone curious, it is also worth googling Palazzo Gondi. The sumptuous palace still remains in the hands of the Gondi family today and  for many years, was the work place of Leonardo da Vinci!