Bonfanti - Germain Tailors - Shanghai - Hong Kong

Made in Italy - Quality - Luxury - Craftsmanship - Attention to detail - are the ethos of Bonfanti Tessuti factory. 

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Based in Como, this family business has a well established reputation for excellence; a cloth that stands out for its quality as well as its style.

Clearly, we have not experienced better handfeel and quality than Bonfanti fabrics. It is very smooth and confortable, but also drapes well with a good crease resistance.

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Bonfanti produces shirts in two methods: on full width speed looms (150 cm) and narrow width (90 cm) shuttle looms.  True to their quality, all Bonfanti's offerings are 2x2. 

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Bonfanti’s 90cm quality is made on its original “Omita” looms which are over 50 years old.  The wooden shuttles and the slow speed of these old looms (on average the looms weave only 2 meters per hour) create a cloth that is uniquely soft and has an unparalleled hand.

Silk Tie Collections - Germain Tailors - Hong Kong - Shanghai

For the most part, ties made from grenadine silk are solid in color with the visual interest being the unique weave.

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Our ties are made by hand in our workshop with a grenadine fabric imported from Como, Italy.

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Our printed silk tie collection offers more variety of colors and patterns: paisley, flowers, vintage …etc

 

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Altogether we offer a choice of more than 50 solid and patterned colors available in our shops of Shanghai and Hong Kong.

Solaro fabrics - Germain Tailors - Shanghai - Hong Kong

Lapo Elkann, Gianni Agnelli, Matteo Marzotto and Luca di Montezemolo wear it in the summer. That's the one.

Solaro is an olive coloured wool cloth, which comes in a variety of weaves including herringbones and twill. Its defining feature is that it’s woven with red yarns on the underside, which show through the fabric to a greater or lesser extent depending on the angle of the viewer.

Solaro was originally designed as summer suiting. The idea that it’s summery stems in part from its shade, but more intriguingly from the myth that many years ago Western travellers in the tropics noticed that the natives wore clothes with red linings to protect their skin from the sun.

Sadly, solaro’s heat-repelling qualities are mythical, but with little lining, and linen or jersey shirts it will be comfortable in the summer.

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Some consider Solaro eccentric – you either ‘get Solaro’, or you don’t. This has given the cloth a cult status among tailoring aficionados, who like the fact that it’s not entirely business-appropriate. Ordering bespoke suits that can’t easily be worn to the office is a powerful statement of intent, and perhaps the distinguishing characteristic of the modern dandy.

Safari Jackets - Germain Tailors - Hong Kong - Shanghai

A safari jacket or bush jacket is a garment originally designed for the purpose of going on safari in the African bush. Similar lightweight, light-coloured uniforms were also worn by European soldiers serving in warm climates from the 19th century and, little altered, throughout World War II. They typically featured epaulettes, pleated pockets, belts..etc

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In 1936, author and adventurer Ernest Hemingway designed a 'bush jacket' which was made by Willis & Geiger. And in the 1960s and 1970s safari suits became fashionable thanks to designers versions for men and women by, for example, French designers Ted Lapidus and Yves Saint Laurent.

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Sources : Wikipedia

Casual Tailored Shirts - Hong Kong - Shanghai

Our spring-summer 2017 collection has no ties, and no formal shirts. We introduce three new tailored casual shirts to our catalog:

- One-piece Collar

- Camp Collar

- Reversed Collar

Prefered with pure linen or linen blend fabrics, those new designs are available made-to-measure at our Shanghai and Hong Kong shops, or during our trunk shows in Paris. Here are some descriptions.

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The "one-piece-collar" shirt is the perfect bridge between dressed shirts and casual shirts. The collar and the collar-stand are made of a one-piece panel, which results to a perfect roll, and a softer look. It is a subtle, delicate touch of cool, and it can be worn with or without a tie.

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A camp shirt or lounge shirt is a loose, straight-cut, short-sleeved shirt or blouse with a simple placket front opening and a "camp collar" - a one-piece collar (no collar band) that can be worn open and spread or closed at the neck with a button and loop. It usually has a straight hemmed bottom falling at hip level, not intended to be tucked into trousers. It is often the base for fancier fabrics such as bowling shirts, aloha shirts, or various other Hawaiian/tropically inspired weaves and patterns.

This collar is perfect for those who want to wear a suit, without tie. Beach wedding, garden party, you name it.

Raglan Sleeve

This winter season, you will find a lot of raglans in our collection. A raglan sleeve is a type of sleeve whose distinguishing characteristic is to extend in one piece fully to the collar, leaving a diagonal seam from underarm to collarbone giving the garment a relatively undefined look.

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Picture from Tailor and Cutter 1939

It is named after Lord Raglan, who is said to have worn a coat with this style of sleeve after the loss of his arm in the Battle of Waterloo. The Raglan sleeve was invented by coat producer Aquascutum for Lord Raglan to allow him room to use his sword in battle. It gave greater movement to the wearer, instead of the usual sleeve head which was prefixed.

The raglan mid-length sleeve is also a popular undergarment (worn under the jersey) for baseball teams in the United States. We also made a sweater version.

Bespoke Denim

From this month, we are glad to offer a Bespoke Denim service in Shanghai and HongKong.

We keep our jeans simple and minimalistic without excessive stitching or branding. It is all in the fabric, the fit, and the construction.

A range of standard are used as a starting point (in two rises and one-inch waist increments), and the best pair is pinned and chalked, with a unique paper pattern being created as a result.

We mainly use selvedge denim. Selvedge is the narrow, tightly woven band on either edge of the denim fabric. A selvedge end prevents the edge of the denim from unravelling and is mainly found on denim woven on narrow-width, antique looms in Japan.

从这个10月开始,我们将在上海店和香港店提供最新的牛仔定制服务。我们的牛仔裤风格是简约和舒适的。不使用过度的缝合或者贴上奇怪的品牌。而是将全部的精力都放在面料,裁剪和制做上。

以一个标准的系列作为初始的样板(有高腰和低腰两种款式,腰围也是等比例增加),我们会通过量体和别针记录出最好的牛仔裤的尺寸,由此制作出一个独一无二的版样。

 我们主要使用的牛仔布料。它的布边是非常密实的,两侧牛仔面料被紧密的编织在一起,这样可以防止布边的解体。这种特别的制作工艺是通过日本的传统织机完成的。

Beat the heat

We celebrate our Hong Kong shop opening this summer with the new line "Superlight".

Superlight suits are handmade in tropical fibers and every step of the wormanship is improved with the ambition to make a garment that is comfortable in hot and humid weather.

The Superlight suit is 50% lighter than a classic business suit and looks just as sharp.

For shirts, please ask for Giro Inglese fabric, it is a very special dry and fine weave made exclusively for the hot days! 

Available at our showrooms in Hong Kong and Shanghai and online in the WEEKEND SS16 collection for our existing clients.

为了庆祝香港新店的开张. 我们开发了新的款式“超级轻薄”. “超级轻薄”的西装是手工制作完成,材质则是通气舒适的夏天面料,我们这款设计的每一道加工程序,都是为了让客户在炎热和潮湿的夏天拥有一件感觉清爽舒适的衣服!超级轻薄系列西装比经典的西装要轻50%,看起来就像一件结实的衬衫,最好是使用英式的面料,这种面料具有非常干燥和细腻的特性,非常适合炎热的夏天! 可以到我们的香港或者上海的店铺量身定做,也可以去我们的网站当中的WEEKEND SS16项目中购买

Getting involved

Starting in July 2016 with each purchase of a suit one tree will be planted in China !!!

The Shanghai Roots & Shoots Million Tree Project, which began in 2007, aims to raise community awareness of the Earth’s precious environment while focusing on steps individuals can take to lessen their negative impact on the natural world. By planting trees in Inner Mongolia, the Million Tree Project is designed to improve both ecological and humanitarian conditions there. The project gives individuals and organizations an opportunity to fight climate change by planting oxygen-producing trees. It also encompasses true capacity building as the local population is intimately involved with, and benefits from, every step of planting, maintaining and monitoring the trees. 

上海根与芽青少年活中心(以下上海根与芽)百万植树计划始于2007年,致力于起大众保意,号召个人参与行,以减少自然境的面影响。该项目通在内蒙古通库伦旗地区开展植造林活,兼了生与人道主救助的双重使命。一方面,个人和提供了参与抵御全球气候化的机会;另一方面,目的各个都能帮助当地居民从中

Happy when it rains !

For urban rain, or backcountry storm our new raincoat collection is available made to measure at our showrooms in Shanghai and Hong Kong, or on our website for those who have already been measured and fitted. This new generation of bespoke outdoor apparel marries hitech, element repelling fabrics and robust insulation with elegant design and refined detailing. With 4 types of italian fabrics, 5 available colors, and many style options : hood, detachable lining, reversible...etc this performance pieces mix reliability with desirability. 

Germain Tailors 最新雨衣系列为您提供定制服务,适合在城市阴雨季节或是外出郊游时穿着。您可选择在上海或香港店铺内预约尺寸测量,如若已在本店测量过全身尺寸,可直接于官网选购产品。全新量身定制的户外服饰选用高科技防水面料及耐用绝缘材质,融合优雅设计与精致细节。该系列共有四种意大利面料,五种颜色可供选择。款式上可选择连帽、可脱卸内胆式、双面等多种式样设计,为您提供可靠、舒适的穿着体验。

Hong Kong Trunk Shows

GERMAIN Tailors is returning to Hong Kong to take new appointments and conduct monthly fittings. The next dates are on April 1-2-3-4 and May 1-2-3, 2016. The tailors will bring their summer “super-light” creations together with a selection of new casual products which are also offered made-to-measure.

Of the many varied tailoring approaches, “Soft Tailoring” is becoming popular among bespoke aficionados. Inspired by the Neapolitan craft, the construction uses minimal padding, linings and interlinings which makes the garment an ideal partner for hot and humid climates. 

This approch requires more work to sustain the shape and reduce the stiffness of the canvas. At GERMAIN Tailors the material and pattern of every inner component of the suit is designed in-house for a modern look, natural shoulder line, fitted armhole, and elegant waistline.

For appointments, please email Yally@germain-tailors.com or +852 6200 0446. 

The April trunk show will be held at 3/F, No.2 Queen Victoria St, Central.

GERMAIN Tailors 即将返回香港,每个月都会为当地顾客安排试穿服务,并接受预约。届时,裁缝师傅们将为您呈现精选的新款休闲单品,以及量身定制的夏日“super-light”体验。
在众多剪裁方法中,舒适的柔软剪裁越來越受定制爱好者的青睐。源自那不勒斯工艺的启发,使用特制肩垫,使线条的更为流畅自然,令服装本身更为舒适轻薄,适宜炎热潮湿的气候环境。

胸部减少使用帆布而产生的生硬感,同時又要保持西裝應有的挺拔感,这种剪裁方法就需要更多的手工。GERMAIN Tailors對於西装内里的用料及制作都是經過自己的設計,使西服拥有自然的肩部线条、合体的袖笼以及优美的腰部线条等。
 
详情垂询Yally@germain-tailors.com; +852 6200 0446
4月1日至4日的新品时装发布会将于中环域多利皇后街2号4楼举行。
5月1日至3日 - 地点待定

Handmade Tie

Just like our suits, our ties and pocket-squares are handmade with the upmost attention to detail. Each bespoke tie has a thicker feel and an unparalleled drape due to a single piece of fabric that is expertly folded 7 times. With more than 700 exclusive fabrics to choose from and options to customize the width and length as well as embroidery, you are sure to walk away with a truly unique and original piece.

正如我们对西装定制的要求,我们对领带和方巾的制作也追求品细节每一款定制款领带都由同一布料折叠七次后并手工制作完成,这赋予了它独特的折痕与厚的触感们拥有超700款的独家面料可供选择,您可以任意决定想要定制的领带长度、度和案. Germain Tailors 品牌将您提供一款独一无二的属原创单.

Comme nos costumes, nos cravattes sont faites a la main, avec la plus grande attention aux details. Les cravattes sont pliées 7 fois, ce qui leur donne un aspect noble et un drapé unique. Avec plus de 700 choix de tissus, et de nombreuses options de fabrication comme les longueurs, largeurs, broderies..etc vous serez sure d'obtenir une piéce unique et originale.


Moganshan - Weekend Collection - FW15

Inspired by our clients, and our desire to explore new possibilities in the bespoke field, this casual collection will bring each season: new fabrics, new patterns and new styles, available exclusively custom-made

 

This first season, Weekend in Moganshan, will introduce our bespoke knitwear service available in pure merino wool or pure cashemere and celebrate italians flannels of cotton and wool.

 

Inspiree de nos clients, et de notre envie d’explorer de nouvelles possibilitees dans l’univers du sur-mesure, cette collection apporte chaque saison, dans un univers casual: de nouveaux tissus, patronages et styles disponibles exclusivement sur mesure.

 

Cette saison, Weekend a Moganshan, introduit la maille sur mesure, disponible en cashemere et laine merino, et met l'accent sur les flannels italiennes de cotton et de laine.


受到我们客户的灵感启发,以及我们对于量身定制领域的执着追求,Germain Tailors于今年首度推出周末休闲款式,将在未来的每一季中带来全新的面料、印花和版型,并极尽可能地为顾客们度身定制一套符合其喜好的服饰

2015秋冬系列的周末休闲款式灵感来源于在莫干山度过的悠闲周末. 为此推介我们特别定制意大利法兰绒的纯羊毛或纯羊绒针织衫.

"Sartoriale" Shirt Service

For the passionates of traditional tailoring and neapolitan style, we offer now a Sartoriale shirt service. Unique, it is characterized by eight passes entirely sewn by hand, buttons sewn "zampa di galina" (goose feet), travetto stitche, hand embroidered initials, and neapolitan shoulders. 

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为致敬传统的那不勒斯剪裁技术,我们还提供"Sartoriale" 衬衫定制服务。这项服务由八道手工缝制工序完成,纽扣使用雁脚形钉扣,外加手工刺绣的首字母服务和那不勒斯剪裁的肩型.
 

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Pour les puristes et amateurs de l'ecole napolitaine, nous proposons maintenant la ligne de chemise "Sartoriale". Unique, elle est caracterisee par huit passes cousues main, boutonnieres a la main, boutons en nacre cousus "zampa di galina" (patte d'oie), broderies a la main, point de renfort travetto, et epaules napolitaines. 

White Collar Boxing

White Collar Boxing is a form of boxing where men and women in white collar professions train like a professional boxer to fight at special events.

We are proud to partner with the most exciting black tie boxing events in Asia: Brawl on the Bund in Shanghai and Brawl on the Wall in Beijing.

We have made a tuxedo collection specialy for this events. Offering all the best of formal-wear, from velvet jackets with shawl collars, to double-breasted tux made in japanese super-black wool, and many options such as thai silk, gros grain or satin lapels. 

The collection is available for rental onsite at the event or made to measure until eight days before the event.

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城中年度时尚盛事White Collar Boxing白领拳击赛慈善之夜

起源于美国的白领拳击,是指由白领阶级的上班族接受专业的拳击培训并上场比赛的新型潮流运动。

此次GERMAIN Tailors品牌有幸与此项席卷欧美的亚洲顶级拳击赛事合作,即将一同见证125日于上海举办的白领拳击赛正装晚宴活动。

我们为赛事特别准备了男士礼服专区,提供多种适合晚宴的正装选择。例如:天鹅绒青果领西服、日本黑色羊毛双排扣晚礼服,还有配有泰国丝绸、缎面或色丁材质的正装可供挑选。

这一系列的男士晚礼服,你可在活动现场进行租借,或是在赛事前提早八天预定并量身定制一套专属你的西服正装。

 

White Collar Boxing est une forme de boxe pour homme et femme amateurs qui s'entrainent comme des professionnels pour un combat lors d'un evenement, soiree de gala, cocktail, ...etc

Nous sommes fiers d'etre partenaire avec les evenements Brawl on the Bund a Shanghai et Brawl on the Wall a Peking.

Dans le cadre de ce partenariat, nous avons realise une collection de smoking avec le meilleur du genre: costume col chale en velour palatine, veste de smoking croisee en laine japonnaise noire profond, et beaucoup d'autre options tels qu'un choix de revers en satin, en soie, ou grosgrain.

La collection est disponible en location sur place lors des evenements ou sur mesure jusqu'a huit jours avant l'evenement.

Weekend collections

Inspired by our clients, and our desire to explore new possibilities in the bespoke field, this casual collection will bring each season: new fabrics, new patterns and new styles, available exclusively custom-made

 

This first season, Weekend in Moganshan, will introduce our bespoke knitwear service available in pure merino wool or pure cashemere and celebrate italians flannels of cotton and wool.

GERMAIN-BESPOKE-SHANGHAI-BESTTAILORS

 

Inspiree de nos clients, et de notre envie d’explorer de nouvelles possibilitees dans l’univers du sur-mesure, cette collection apporte chaque saison, dans un univers casual: de nouveaux tissus, patronages et styles disponibles exclusivement sur mesure.

 

Cette saison, Weekend a Moganshan, introduit la maille sur mesure, disponible en cashemere et laine merino, et met l'accent sur les flannels italiennes de cotton et de laine.

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受到我们客户的灵感启发,以及我们对于量身定制领域的执着追求,Germain Tailors于今年首度推出周末休闲款式,将在未来的每一季中带来全新的面料、印花和版型,并极尽可能地为顾客们度身定制一套符合其喜好的服饰

2015秋冬系列的周末休闲款式灵感来源于在莫干山度过的悠闲周末。为此推介我们特别定制意大利法兰绒的纯羊毛或纯羊绒针织衫。