Wednesday, July 18, 2012
I wrote a month ago about summer blues, and one man's search for a blue Solaro.
Well, as I wrote at the time, I cannot say that I had ever heard of blue Solaro until that conversation. Fortunately, my friend asked Dino of Napolisumisura for help, and Dino was kind enough to send him some swatches of stuff of that name offered by Drapers, the Italian mill represented in the United States by Jodek International. Drapers Solaro has a traditional weave - and indeed, there are a couple of traditional Solaros in the book - but each of the blues in the photo is backed with a contrasting blue instead of the usual red. So though it is an interesting cloth in a useful 260 gram / 8 1/2 ounce weight, it technically is not a Solaro.
Still, it is blue and nice shades of it at that.
I am happy to announce that A Suitable Wardrobe is now also available on Tumblr, where we will be posting interesting clothing-related photos that did not appear on this site. And we are committed to taking many more photographs, in the studio and on my travels, to make your bookmarking the ASW Tumblr worth your while.