Renowned for its lightness, breathability and subdued character, Carlo Riva shirting is the principal offering of the best Italian shirtmakers (including Kiton, Mimmo Siviglia and Anna Matuozzo). Woven on very slow old looms that give extra softness to the fabric compared to cloth woven by more modern machinery, Carlo Riva shirtings are renowned for their lightness, breathability and subdued character. And though they are light as a feather, they press beautifully and last for many years without sign of wear.
Perhaps the most amazing thing about Carlo Riva cloth is that it has been vitually impossible to find in North America. ASW hopes to remedy that, beginning with two of the Riva linens just in time to be made up for spring. A mix of 60% linen and 40% Egyptian Ginza cotton, Riva’s Lino Arsenal is wrinkle resistant, feels like voile, and does not chafe. It is not inexpensive but will provide pleasure for many years to come.
In partnership with MyTailor.com, ASW is happy to send your order directly to their offices to be made to measure to your specifications for the CMT price of $99 a shirt.