The New Old Thing: CASENTINO WOOL


 
There seems to be a lot going on about Casentino Wool, and most people don’t even know it yet. This nubby fabric was originally produced in the Casentino valley of Tuscany . What many don’t know is that the actual fabric was made by peasantry. The Florentine wool guild, who had commissioned the production of a finished wool product, prohibited the makers to produce refined wools for themselves. Funny enough, the distinct texture made the material that much warmer. Today, this wool is making a comeback, mainly as overcoats. As our fine friends in the #menswear world are saying, come Pitti Uomo in January, we are sure to rub shoulders with these beautiful coats.

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Neil Watson

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