There are things which are man-made, but which man cannot change, or at least, should not change. While the proof of a wine increases, the greatest wines, for example champagne, never change their standards. Fabrics can become lighter, but not past the point of perfect equilibrium.
Many people consider numbers to be more eloquent than quality, and fabrics have also begun to chase numbers, seeking to climb the charts by boasting of a “Super” better than the others. With its 21 micron wools, Vitale Barberis Canonico would like to put value back at centre stage. With a classic, daring move, the wool mill has deliberately chosen thicker yarns, full-bodied and wiry, which give the fabrics character, performance and crease-resistance.
The Spring 4-ply, the traditional Superbio worsted and the Rustic Tropical which Vitale Barberis Canonico continues to produce using 21 micron wools, are fabrics created with connoisseurs in mind, who know that only by respecting the ancient traditions of the art does the fabric acquire the virtues to make it unique. In plains, they understand how to be formal without ever becoming austere, and in the striped versions, they have a professional, city feel, but with an energy preventing it from becoming expressionless. As a blazer, it reveals a dynamism which leaves its mark. These fabrics are now joined by the Covert, the Montecarlo jacket, the 6-ply and the Supersonic 21 micron.
The 6-ply is the ultimate for the sartorial world. A fabric intended for suits and jackets with a 6-ply twist in pure wool plain, of attractive refinement. Maximum crease-resistance and fast recovery.
Covert is a worsted batavia weave, of winter weight, with a lively and rustic appearance. It is suitable for trousers and jackets ranging from sport to informal.
Montecarlo is a fabric which does not wrinkle easily and is very airy. Unlined it is typically for summer wear, while with a lining, it is also ideal for spring or autumn.
The Rustic Tropical is a light, woollen weave, created using combed 2-ply yarns. It is one of the most versatile fabrics which can be worn by any generation and in any setting.
The spring 4-ply, a 4-ply twist, is created with wools which are deliberately thicker and which instil character while the skilful twist is airy and crease-resistant.
Superbio is traditional from the start, from the batavia weave. It is best in winter, when its weight, the sobriety of its colours and the severity of its designs are in harmony with the nature’s period of hibernation.