Arhaus | Bedding | The Ava Bedding Collection

Ava Washed Linen is a new Collection that Arhaus has designed exclusively for us to help you design the bedroom of your dreams. We feature 100% linen, machine washability, four colors, and three styles that we know you’re going to love. I’d like to talk to you about linen first of all. Linen is a fabulous textile, it’s one of our favorite fabrics to use. Linen is inherently breathable, it’s soft, it’s washable, and it’s incredibly durable.

The more you wash linen, the tighter and stronger the fibers get, the softer it gets, the more you’re going to love it in a bedding collection. Our collection is designed to mix and match the three styles and the four colors to make a gorgeous bed. We carry three different styles – the first one is called, Ruffled, Frayed Edge, the second one is a Picot Edge, and our third is a classic quilt, done in a stipple style of linen. One of the things we’re introducing in our Ava Collection is a sheeting group. In the sheets we carry a deep pocket fitted sheet, a top sheet in the Picot or Ruffled edge, and king and standard shams. A term that often comes up when we talk about sheeting is thread count.

Thread count is a term that’s thrown around by a lot of different manufacturers and companies to try and describe how finely-woven their fabric is. Thread counts don’t really refer to linen – that’s a term that’s used in cotton for cotton sheeting. In linen, it matters how finely spun your fiber is as to how nice and soft your sheets are, and we use a very finely-spun fiber. So in conclusion, our Ava Collection is exclusive to Arhaus, it’s very competitively priced, and it’s absolutely beautiful.

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How to Make a Bed Military Style

How to make a bed military-style making your bed is easy avoiding the urge to climb on in is the tough part follow these steps for a snug and secure night’s sleep you will need a fitted sheet a top sheet and a pillow optional a long-handled wooden spoon step 1 place the fitted sheet on the bed by securing the corner elastic under the corners of the mattress tuck all of the edges of the sheet tightly around and under the mattress step 2 lay the top sheet over the fitted sheet with the sheets top edge even with the top of the mattress be sure that the sides of the sheet hang evenly over each side of the mattress place the edge of the sheet with the longer hem about two inches wide at the head of the bed step 3 lift the bottom of the mattress with one hand and tuck the bottom of the sheet between the boxspring and a mattress with your other hand be sure that the edges of the sheet lay flat under the mattress use a long-handled wooden spoon too tightly tuck the sheet if you have trouble lifting the mattress step 4 lift the top sheet about a foot away from the foot of the bed on the bed side pull straight up to form a diagonal fold and lay the fold flat on the top of the bed step 5 tuck the piece that is hanging from the corner under the mattress smooth the diagonal fold down over the side of the bed and tightly tuck it under the mattress step 6 tuck the side of the top sheets securely under the edge of the bed don’t tuck the last foot of the sheet near the head of the bed fold the top side of the sheet down to form a nice crisp edge step 7 do the same on the other side of the mattress keeping the sheet pulled tight Center your pillow at the head of the bed and look forward to a good night’s sleep did you know in 2009 a hotel chain sponsored the world’s biggest bed jump thousands of people in four different cities jumped on giant fifty by 33 foot beds over 16 hours

Style & Sheets – A Man’s Guide To Bed Linen – How To Buy The Right Bedding – Vero Linens

Style & Sheets – A Man’s Guide To Bed Linen – How To Buy The Right Bedding – Vero Linens Hi! I’m Antonio Centeno, the founder of Real Men Real Style. Today, I’m coming to you from my bedroom, yes. If my wife found out about this, she’d be very upset. I don’t think she’d ever thought I would film a video from here, but this is important because today, we’re going to be talking about linens. Yes, bed linens, and I know this is something that, well, guys don’t sit around the campfire talking about, but it’s something I think is important in a man’s life because we spend one-third of our lives asleep.

Now, think about that. We spend a lot of time, especially on this channel, talking about the clothing we wear for 16 hours, 12 hours a day, but what about that other eight hours? Technically you’re wearing sheets and fabrics close to your body and you’re sleeping, and this is a time when we’re recovering. My friend, Ryan Masters over at the Workout Corner, he talks about actually when a man’s getting in shape, an often neglected part of getting in shape is your recovery, your rest period. And if you’re not getting good rest, it’s going to affect everything else in your life. So today, we’re going to be talking about both the style and the functional aspect of sheets, and why a man should pay attention to this and why perhaps you should look to pay a little bit more. I’m going to be highlighting the company called Vero Linens and they came on my radar.

The owner, Steve, reached out to me. We started talking. I really like him. He’s a small business owner just like myself here in the US and he saw a hole in the market. He’s like, “Why can’t I cut out the middleman and bring basically thousand-dollar sheets to the market at a much lower cost?” And many of you guys are instantly thinking, “A thousand dollars for a pair of sheets? I would never spend that kind of money.” Well, you may not, but your wife may or your girlfriend may because they oftentimes make the spending decisions in the home realistically and it’s something that I want you to understand perhaps why they’re going to spend that money and why, in many cases, it’s a great investment because again, guys, you’re spending one-third of your life here.

And if you go out and you buy cheap sheets and I’ve owned lots of cheap sheets, it really comes down to they fall apart very quickly. They’re never as comfortable. Well, let me go ahead and start this off with a story because I think it’s going to help explain how comfortable my bed is here and why I look forward actually to crawling into this bed every night, and it’s not just because I have a beautiful wife, no.

Okay, so as many of you guys know, I took a trip to Ukraine this summer. On the way back, it was a nightmare trip, 40 plus hours of travel, 17-hour layover in the airport. At first, I thought it was just a seven-hour layover, then I checked the tickets a couple of days before, 17 hours. Okay, I misread this. My wife is not happy. We’re just going to stay at — there’s like a Hilton or something right there at the airport. We come to find out my wife, she’s not going to be able to get into Poland without a Visa. I’m an American. My kids are Americans, but my wife is still Ukrainian. And so for her, we couldn’t get the visa in time, so we’re spending the night in the airport, 17 hours. I went and bought some inflatable mattresses, told my kids we were camping, tried to have fun with it, but it could’ve been worse. Let’s just say it was something that we arrived in Chicago and we were tired. We didn’t get a good night’s sleep and we wanted — we even thought about getting a hotel room or staying with friends right there in Chicago, but we didn’t because we both know that this is the most comfortable bed in the world to us.

You know that feeling you get when you go to a hotel, a really nice one, and you crawl into that bed and you’re like, “Wow! Why can’t I have this in my home?” Well, the thing is, guys, you can. You just simply have to pay attention to the details. I’m not really going to go talking about the bed because that is a large component as well. I’m instead today, of course, going to talk about the linens and the comforter and all this other stuff that goes with it.

That’s my story basically, a 40-hour trip was made worthwhile or at the end of it, I felt good at least because we took a shower and I crawled into my bed and it was awesome. I slept a solid eight to ten hours that night. Well, I did. My poor wife, we’ve got three kids and a baby, and let’s just say the baby, she likes to wake up multiple times, but I’m a pretty lucky guy. My wife handled most of that. The point is, guys, is I look forward to crawling into my bed every night and I want to give you the skill set, the tools so that when you’re looking at sheets or when someone in your household is looking to spend the money on sheets, you understand both the style and the functional aspect.

So let’s go ahead and start off why this is a good investment, why even care. I already talked about we spend one-third of our lives asleep, and I talked about how Ryan Masters and a number of others, anyone that talks about body and nutrition and well-being, how sleep is incredibly important. But another reason to spend good money on sheets is you oftentimes get what you pay for. What do I mean here? Well, higher quality sheets are going to be denser.

I can tell when I got these from Steve and I field-tested these for — well, over the summer, I had these on my bed and for the last three weeks, both my wife and I have been field-testing these sheets and I can tell you that they’re great. The first thing my wife said when she crawled in to bed after that trip is, “Wow! These are really nice sheets.” It kind of made me surprised because here we’re both exhausted and she’s talking about the sheets, how nice they are. They just feel better. It’s hard to explain, but it’s the difference between a high quality shirt and a low quality rough shirt.

And this is something that again, you want to get into this bed next to naked, if not naked. It’s the density of the weave. It’s also the length of the cotton fibers, which is really important and we’ll talk about this a little bit later, but all of that goes into play. And so, you’re sleeping better. Your sheets are going to last longer and they’re going to look better. So after a few washes, lower quality sheets oftentimes lose their color. In addition, they become rougher. You can see the spilling. You could look at whenever you dry sheets. Look in the dryer. If you start to notice, there’s a lot of material that you’re scooping out. That material doesn’t come from — it doesn’t just magically appear.

That is coming off of your sheets. And so, higher quality sheets, you’re often going to see almost nothing comes off of them. I’ve probably washed these already 10 to 20 times over the last four months. I’ll have to do the math on that, but basically once a week we at least wash our sheets, and I can tell you that they have stood up.

We’ve got hard water here. I use pretty harsh detergents. I’ve got kids. Let’s just say you get lots of stains on your sheet when you’ve got kids and it’s something that you need to be able to wash and expect that everything comes out. Let me go ahead and quickly talk about as a man, you’re going to be looking at, “Antonio, you’ve got me convinced. What needs to go on my bed?” Well, if you’ve got the mattress, we’re not really going to talk about that. You want to have both the sheets. You want to make sure they come with pillow cases, and then you want to be looking at a comforter. And to protect the comforter, you want to have a duvet cover. Let me talk about those three things. The sheets, I’ve already spent some time talking about it. You want to have high quality sheets, both a bed sheet that encompasses the bed. It has usually a little of elastic around it and it fits and holds the bed. One thing I like about Vero Linens is that they actually give you a pretty generous cut.

A lot of times, companies are going to try to save money and they’re going to actually give you a very tight — basically, it’s going to fit on your bed, but very, very tightly. Now, that looks good but over time, you’re going to lose some of the — basically, you’re going to have tension on this at all times and it’s going to start to give. I like it so it fits perfectly on them. Maybe it even has a little bit of excess material and that ensures that there’s not going to be as much tension unless you’re laying it and you’re a big guy, but basically, what you’re going to see is those sheets are going to last longer. Again, make sure the upper sheet has plenty of room. I’ve got a king size California King here and I can tell you that, again, when you go with a higher quality, they’re going to give you extra material. A lot of low quality manufacturers, they are going to skimp on that extra material because it just saves them money.

Let’s talk about the comforter. I’m not going to spend a whole lot of time here, but on the comforter, you want to make sure that you’ve got down, and down is different than the feathers. There are feathers and then there’s down, which are usually on either the younger animals or the younger birds or right below the actual feathers, and this is what does a great job of insulating. Many people think they are tiny feathers, but they’re not as hard, and down is usually also going to be more expensive. It needs to have special care. Let’s say you already have a down comforter and you’re wondering, “Hey, I haven’t washed this for a long time,” make sure to check out Vero Linens.

Steve’s got a great blog and he gives away tons of information on how to clean and how to wash your linens, how to wash your comforters. Okay, so moving from the comforters, let’s talk about the duvet cover, and this is where a lot of people — I know that especially in the United States, they don’t buy one of these, and that basically seals up your down comforter. And so, you can wash your duvet cover much more often than you wash your down comforter. I don’t really recommend washing your down comforter but perhaps maybe once or twice a year, and a way you get away with doing that is you never, in a sense, sleep with your skin against the down comforter. Instead, you’ve got the duvet cover. Again, this would be something made from a similar material as the sheets and it simply seals it up and it protects it from any type of stains. Obviously, we have little bits of oil and dirt on our body. Okay, so I’ve talked about what makes up quality.

There are some other things like afghans. I’ll talk about that actually in the article a bit, but finally, I’m going to go ahead and end this with how to buy quality sheets because you’re going to go out there and you’re going to try to make good purchasing decisions. I know the thing that most men don’t want to do, we don’t want to go out there and spend $500 or $400 on what we think are quality pair of sheets or set of sheets and all of a sudden, find out those linens are low quality because we basically just got ripped off. So first, let me say the whole idea with thread count is, in many ways, bunk.

Basically, it’s being abused in the industry. We see with wool thread counts like Super 180s, Super 220s, there are probably a lot of counterfeit fabrics out there. In addition, it’s kind of like megapixels, and we all see this in cameras. You go to Best Buy and you see this camera has 22 megapixel, this one has 14. Which one is better? Well, the 22. Well, not really because it also depends on the size of the sensor.

So think about that with sheets. Think about who’s manufacturing, what country it’s coming out of. Usually, Italy, Switzerland, Ireland, they have some of the best linens coming out. They’ve been making these for centuries and centuries. China is up and coming, but I stay away from China most of the time simply because they don’t have — and they’re working on this. I think in the next ten years, we may see a change, but there’s less quality control. Basically, you see a lot of, again, counterfeit fabrics, fabrics that are being marked as high quality, but they’re really low quality. In addition, almost all of the low quality is coming out of China simply because a lot of people, they don’t think about this. They just buy something based off of cost. I know I’ve done this in the past. So look at country of origin. Don’t fall into the trap of the high thread count. The last thing is pay attention to the quality of the cotton.

So anytime you see Egyptian, anytime you see Super Pima, in addition, whenever it’s coming out of places like, again, Italy or Ireland, this is a great combination because what we’re talking about here is the length of the thread of the cotton. Cotton, oftentimes the quality is judged by the length of the actual strand. Let’s go back to West Texas. Mostly in West Texas, we’re going to see just regular inch to an inch and a half length, but in the Super Pimas, in the Egyptian cottons, we’re going to start to see those an inch and three quarters up to two inches. And actually, some of the cotton can be down to three quarters of an inch in length. Now, why does this matter? Because when they spool up the threads, you’re able to get a stronger weave. Basically, you can get it tighter and stronger and it’s going to last longer and it’s going to feel more luxurious because you can get tighter and stronger weaves. Okay, so I hit on a lot of points here. I know there’s a lot more I could’ve covered. I cover it in the article quite a bit, but at the bottom of the article, I link you over to Vero Linens because Steve has a free e-book.

When you’ve made it this far, you probably care about what I’m talking about here, so go grab Steve’s free e-book. It’s like 14 pages and it gives you a lot more information there. In addition, his blog is an amazing resource. If you’re on my email list, I’ll even talk more about how Steve has some great offers. And yeah, if you’re on my email list, you’re going to be eligible for the giveaway.

Actually, Steve is going to handle most of this if you go download his e-book. I know he’s going to be giving away a set of sheets. I don’t know how often he’ll do this, but it is something that you kind of put your name in the hat. And in any case, if you’re in the market, be sure to check out Vero Linens. I’m very happy and my wife is very happy with the sheets. I’d have to say that I’m sleeping very well. Okay, guys, if you have any questions, I’d love to see them below in the comments. I will see you guys in the next video. Bye-bye. .

$399 Suit Vs. $7,900 Suit

– What’s up Evan? – Sup. – You like fashion right? – I do. – Then why do you always look so bad? (chuckles) I’m just kidding. – Bad meaning bad, or bad meaning good? – It’s the one that you want it to be. – Bad. – Will you join me on my suit shopping extravaganza? – Suit. – We’re going New York. That’s not how you get there. We gotta get on a plane. It’s not that, it’s actually that way. – Nope I’m going. – Time to shop til we drop. – Hi. – Oh. (laughs) New York, fashion capital of the United States. – Yes sir. – Today on worth the lifestyle, we’re gonna try three different suit experiences that through drastically different price points and find out which one is the most worth it at it’s price. Worth it. – Suits never go out of style. Every man needs a suit. – And some women too. The first place we’re going to is a place called Suit Supply you’re gonna help me buy a suit. – Okay, what about me? – I mean you can have one too. – Suit up. (cool music) – My name is Nish De Gruiter, I’m the Vice President of Suit Supply USA, we have jackets, casual pants, shirts, all the furnishings.

– So what makes a good suit a good suit? – It should be fit well, it’s all about the interior, if you see people the name boxy suit, it still look very square because the interior is glued on the inside. If you see a proper made suit, breast pocket has a round shape to it, shoulder is a little slim it’s softer, our fabric are from high end Italian mills, Zenya, Barberis, Lo Pia, different colors, show the different price points, so the blue line is opening price point at 399, Suit Supply is a vertically integrative company. A wholesaler or retailer, we cut all those middle men out that’s why we can have a much more attainable price point. There’s always something that we can fit you in for example Havana fit works I think for your broad shoulders well.

– Is that, that’s for me right? – Yeah, (laughs) – We have a tailor who does alterations while you wait. – We have a tailor in the store? – Yes, like an open kitchen. – I like that you can walk in and walk out with a suit the same day. – To determine your size, chest size 40, shirt size 15 and 3/4s. – You have a suit here ready based on those three measurements. – From size 30 to regular all the way through 52 long we have in stock, ready to go.

(groovy music) – Alright come out here Evan, let’s see, oh. – This particular suit, is Havana suit, works well for your broad shoulders, smaller waist. This is really business something more formal, soft shoulder, the sleeve length is perfect here you show just the right amount of cuff, we have a high arm hole, that’s really Italian style. Italians like to hug. – I like to hug. I like to hug Steven. – You want to do a hug test? (laughs) – Hug test. – Let’s do a hug test. – Hug approved. I feel dangerous, – Dangerous? – Yeah, I feel like I might go somewhere and spend all my money. (laughs) – You look pretty fire but it’s my turn. – I think you should go a little more casual, I would go for charcoal gray. – Charcoal gray? – Charcoal gray will be a great color for your skin complexion, will work well with your hair. – Yes. – I will take a 36 suit, I will go for a 14 and 3/4s shirt. – So I’m 36 and you’re 40.

– 40 chest and 30 in the waist. – We need to advertise how much more buff Evan is than I am. (laughs) (smooth music) Oh ho, – This is a great outfit, it should be louder than your personality. – Oh wow, this is very breathable. Even though this is more casual, it’s more different its more unique. – Right. – And I love that about it. – You’re still wearing a suit and it’s very casual, you don’t go out of your comfort zone. – This is amazing, it’s hard to express how I feel right now. I feel like, you need to start treating me serious now. No more of your dumb hugs. This is all business. Pizza time. I think the crazy thing about that suit was how comfortable it was. – The suit jacket Nish gave me, I don’t think I have to alter it. – You’ve never had that kind of suit off the rack fit you so well. – Yeah. – Suit fact, the term bespoke, comes from the 1600s people would go into tailor shops, they’d have the ask for the fabric that was been spoken for that’s where bespoke came from.

That’s what fashion is though, pretty much copying people that look good. – Mm-hmm, it’s like a little bit of word play there. – Word play is more like when you say like, yo my name is Steven and I like to go to. – I’m Evan I come down from heaven. (laughs) – What? Suit number two, are you ready for this? – I’m actually most excited about this. We’ve been prepping ourselves to get fully suited – From an e-commerce site. We used a company called Articles of Style. Apparently this place is legit. – I’m Evan, I come from heaven. – Let’s go to 7Eleven, where you actually came from. (smooth music) – I’m Dan Trepanier, I’m the CEO and creative director. – Hi I’m Will Howe, I’m the COO of Articles of Style. – Articles of style is online luxury men’s wear brands a lot of guys out there are getting very mediocre frustrating experiences with custom e-commerce. Meanwhile in bespoke world, guys are thrilled so can’t we offer a service instead of just an algorithm where you measure yourself. – How are you making these suits? – Everything is made from scratch, based on that one client.

We found Southwyck, the oldest tailoring factory in America. At the factory what you’ll see for example in addition to a lot of other things is a digital pattern making. Printing your pattern. It’s laser cutting the fabric, then basting the garments together for assembly, so setting sleeves, they’re removing the base stitching when the garments done, they measure it to make sure it’s exactly what we ordered. And if it’s more than an eighth of an inch off, we have to redo it. So you fill out your physical profile on our website, we then figure out your estimated measurements, cut a custom try on just for you and send you that, take pictures in the try ons, upload them to your account, you have an opportunity to write feedback so you guys write a novel and in there.

– That’s gonna be this guy right here. – I’m gonna write a novel in there. – Right, I mean you gave us specific measurements. – Super detailed feedback. – That’s great, you know what you want, you know. You want for example, a very small leg hole which isn’t uncommon. – Gotta be specific right? – Yeah. (laughs) – I don’t even know what a leg hole is. – It’s the circumference at the very bottom of the pants. – It’s called the opening. – Gotcha. Okay. – If you’re telling us nothing, you’re trusting us for the expertise and if you’re telling us a ton that makes our job easier because we know how to cut the garment to your preference already. – This is the moment of truth. – Should we try ’em on? – If you guys get this right, I’m coming back to the store, (laughs) (smooth music) alright here we go. Oh shoot.

I really don’t recognize myself right now. This thing is just, throwing me off right here. This has never seen the sun. – This is a luxury fabric, it’s linen and silk, primarily silk actually, you’re a really slim guy right, so you probably often have really big shoulders on your jackets and we cut a really high arm hole, so if you have a slim biceps, that makes a big difference. – I have toned biceps. (laughs) – That’s slim. What’s really driving the comfort of the jacket is the no shoulder pads at all, so it’s really a shirt shoulder. And it’s really lightweight construction to your chest, so it’s really just like something you can throw on, and the trouser you picked was a cotton cashmere blend, so it’s really, really soft fabric as well. – Is there a name I can, an alter ego I can have when I wear this? Steven, Steve! – Steve. – Steve.

– Yo Steve is out. – Hug test. (laughs) hug approved. – It’s your turn. – Let’s go. – You’re not gonna look as good as me. – Let’s go. (groovy music) Oh wow. First of all, got the 12 inches, right length, shoulder width, everything fits perfectly. – You’re a harder fit than Steven is, mainly because you’re really big in the shoulders, strong chest, but really narrow waist, you’re wearing like a 31, 32 pant and like a 41, 42 jacket. Which is a 10 inch drop, that’s impressive. – I work hard for it. (laughs) – So you really benefit from the unpadded shoulder because you already got all this meat up here, you can’t really buy a suit off the rack so a guy like you is extra blown away.

– What do you think Steven? What do you think Steve? (laughs) – I mean, you look fine. (laughs) (fun music) – Yeah, hug approved. (smooth music) – Cut, cut, next place. (laughs) what is it with you and the 12 inch leg whole man? – You gotta know what you want when it comes to suits. – It’s true, from never having met me, to getting a suit that fit that perfectly, I was pretty amazed. – That’s probably the most impressive part about Articles of Style. – Yeah. – Hands down. Suit fact. – Oh my god. Did you know men have buttons on the right side and women have buttons on the left side. So the theory goes that men had to go to battle and wars so they had to be able to suit up very quickly and most people are right handed.

For women the thought is that women were wealthier so people would help them put it on, so you’d actually have it backwards ’cause you know the person helping you would, – I see. – Be right handed and could do the other side. – But if you’re a right handed woman and you’re a left handed man (laughs) you’re in trouble. – In battle, you’re screwed. We’re going to gentlemen by the name of Leonard Logsdail. We started from a retail store, and then we went down to a smaller e-commerce site and now we’re down to one man. – So we’re trimming down the number of people we have.

– Interesting yeah. – It is interesting. – The more you spend the less people who work on it. Hmm. – Hmm. (soft music) – My name’s Leonard Logsdail. I’m a tailor here in New York City with my son Leonard, he’s been working with me for about four years and he’s learning the trade from me and today we’re going to talk about production of a handmade suit and measure you for one as well. – Amazing. It’s me by the way. – It’s all you man. – If you like we can do a comparison between a good body and a bad body. (laughs) – You hear that. – From a tailoring point of view, people will look at him and say well he’s got a great body but from my point of view it’s actually quit difficult, the shoulders a 40, it’s about 3/4 of an inch lower on the right hand side, its understanding the nuances of the body and then being able to interpret that from a plain piece of brown paper when I construct the paper pattern.

– What is bespoke, what is a bespoke tailor do. – When you get buy something off the rack it’s made for everybody and no one in particular. We do it completely the other way around. I’ve got 45 years of experience of understanding men’s bodies, many clients say to me that I understand their bodies more than their wives do. Because when you come in three months later I can tell if you’ve put on a couple of pounds or taken a couple of pounds off. – We make the suites ourselves on site, garments cut here, our jacket maker makes about two a week. It takes about 60 or 70 hours of hand work put into it. – Very labor intensive. – And how did you guys get to where you are now? – Well I think it’s the heart that goes into it.

I built up a business in London. I moved out here in 1991. There were probably about 50 or 60 old Italian fabulous tailors in the United States have all died off. – So this suit you made right here. – I did yeah, I made all those clothes for all the guys from Wolf of Wall Street. – No way. – One of the reasons that I get the movie work from the tailors here is because if you want something 1970s with a flared pair of trousers and big pockets I can do that for you. – How much is a suit that you make and then what defines the cost of that? – The skill of moving and stretching and shrinking and feeling the fabric in your fingers takes a long time and when you’re charging a lot for a suit I’m not gonna do it until you’re ready for it, a two piece suit starts at 7900 dollars. Probably the lowest quality we make is a super 120s with cashmere and then we move on up from there to a Vicuna suit which probably cost about 30,000 dollars ’cause the cloth is very rare.

– They found a way to shear it and they stay alive. – I want a suit, maybe for my wedding? – We can do that for you. – Okay so I have not proposed to her yet, but I’m thinking about it. – Well she might hear it now so. – She will hear it. – So are you gonna get married on the west coast, the east coast? What time of year? Are you more of a conservative type of person or do you want something that’s got a little bit of oomph to it? (laughs) – I hadn’t even thought about that. – We need to know this because if you’re gonna get married in Alaska in the winter, I can’t show you some of these fabrics. – Gotcha, I like a little bit of flair yeah. – So this is a Super 130s and it’s beautiful. – That’s great. – And it’s beautiful, feel the fabric so that means it’s going to be comfortable to wear, now we have to decide what style of suit you want. Do you like more of the modern style, like a shorter jacket and a tight pair of pants? – I would love to go with what you’re advising.

– So we’ll go two buttons on the front. The pink lapel means you thought about pants, we’re gonna make them with no pleats. You use your back pockets? – I do, and I heard it’s bad for your back to put a wallet in your back pocket. – If you’ve got a lot of money in it yeah. (laughs) and then we’ll start the measurements and the body figurations. 38 and a half. – 38 and a half yeah that’s what I’m talking about Evan, got some gains. – And we’ll cut the suit out after that. – How long will it take, you said at least three fittings? – Depends, sometimes if I do my job correctly, the first time we could do it in one, sometimes I need two, sometimes I need three but I will not let the suit go out the door until I’m happy with it.

My plan is for Ying to look at you on her wedding day and really decide that you’re the one. (elegant music) – Alright man. That. Wow, dude that looks so good. I’m not used to this. This navy color looks really really good on you. You should start wearing this everyday actually so I can take you seriously. (laughs) – Dude it looks so clean, okay. And my favorite part of this suit, the back of it is like perfectly shaped for my back.

I look like a body builder. – Oh wow, yeah. I see you. – I see you. I’m used to feeling fabric pull at me in certain places. I don’t feel that here. Oh yeah, see that. The insides transcription, see this phrase, it’s from my mom. I don’t know how to describe this any more man it’s so, it’s so perfect. – A perfect suit is when I’m working with a client and I look in the mirror and I see the look on his face is when you’re happy when you walk out the door.

(playful music) – Hug approved. Thank you for taking me shopping, why did just grab your bicep? (laughs) Evan Ghang, which suit is the most worth it at it’s price for you. – Suit Supply is probably my go to place when I want to buy suits. – If you need a suit tomorrow, that will fit you very nicely, Suit Supply, and it’ll look great. – But I have to say it’s the Articles of Style.

They found that middle ground where everything just meets perfectly and the fact that I’ve never met them before and they got the suits down perfectly that’s already a winner for me honestly. – I thought I was gonna go with Articles of Style, I guess I’m a fancy boy ’cause I’m going with Leonard Logsdail. – What? – He doesn’t cut corners, well he does on suits. Ha ha ha ha. It’s not about the money, it’s not about the time, it’s not about anything, it’s about getting the product correct and I look up to people like that. – You looked really, really good in that suit. – Alex, who was your Worth It winner? I must have looked really good in that suit. – This guy. – That wraps it up for our season two of Worth it Lifestyle. Thank you guys for watching, it’s like because of you guys watching now we can make these videos so we out. – Peace. – Can I do one more thing? So in the first location that we did for this video at Suit Supply, we were told that of this thing called a hug test, I’m just gonna give you a hug.

– Come on in. – Hug approved .

How Bespoke Italian Leather Shoes Are Made

I think the passion, you really need it to create something on a particular level. You need to give everything from yourself in there and that’s the difference I think. Bespoke means for me, that I discuss really with the client what he wants. You have ideas here, you can see different materials, different models. It’s very important to listen. Nowadays, many people don’t listen anymore. The last is really the copy of your foot on which we create the shoe. But nobody shows you how to make a last, really, so you have to train it by yourself, and to get the feeling by yourself, how you should do it. You have certain measurements from the foot, but the feeling of the client is always different. I love using leather because you get this particular different touches. What I appreciate so much from this tannery is they use a Swiss calf. Maybe it’s because it’s cold and these animals live on a very high level in the mountains.

It’s always a cow, but cows are also different. I think it’s something which you can wear for a long time and the leather the more you wear it, it really gets more life I think. I will draw the model from the client. This drawing, I will translate then on a flat paper model, which I put on the leather, then we sew it together. From there, we start creating really the shoe. I think the handcraft and this concentration of different craftmanships in Florence is really coming up from the Medici family. If it’s a jeweler or if it’s a painter, or a sculpture maker, they’ve always tried to get the best artisans in town. The upper will be nailed and pulled over the last. I will start sewing with the linen thread, which is made waterproofed with wax. When you stitch you have two threads which go into the same hole and as you pull, the wax goes hot, it will seal together, so the water can’t go through. This is a very particular and very old process. It’s very rare to be a woman in this shoemaking world. When I started, everybody looked at me and said, this lady is going to close down in a year.

A woman in a man’s job, it’s not going to work. Now, they all proud in this area that I’m still here. We fill in the wooden shank and back support because that’s the part under the curve of your foot, which will not be bent so it has to be supportive and stiff. The front part we will fill with cork. This is to give you a cushion effect, as you bend it the whole time it’s important to have it soft. We apply the sole. We will glue it on and afterwards make a channel. We will stitch the welt and the leather sole together through the channel so it gets more the shape of a shoe and you see it more as a finished product. When we work normally in the workshop, it’s a very calm feeling. We are in a meditation, because you are so concentrated on what you do. You can feel that all of a sudden, the energy comes down. Everybody’s concentrated on his particular step. The last big step to put on is the heel, which will be built out of single layers of leather.

We will glue them and nail them on, and then cut them in shape. At the end, we pass some glass, sanding it. And then burn it with hot irons, so all the pores are going to be completely closed up. The last step is to shine the whole shoe. And then we can pull out the last and then the client can wear it. If you count the hours, we would work around three weeks on one pair of shoes. When I see a finished shoe and the client really tries it on, it’s always the moment of reality and relief, if it really fits well. When this person is really happy, you can just see in their eyes without explaining that it’s the best feeling ever. I think a shoe is more than an object. A shoe really reflects the person who is wearing it. The leather they choose, the color they choose, and how they wear it.

Because it’s not just the pair in the beginning, it’s the pair over many, many years. .