LOOKBOOK | L.B.M 1911 FALL / WINTER 2011
I’m not big on lookbook posting, but this collection is just too notable to pass up. The L.B.M 1911 line comes from Italian tailoring house, Lubiam. The company has been around since – surprise! – 1911, and has garnered a reputation for challenging the Italian norms. Even so, this collection takes on a more modern and casual approach than their traditional garb, (although I’d argue Lubiam suiting, especially in the way of jackets, tends to have a distinctly more relaxed silhouette).
Lawrence is spot on in his review, framing the collection as the ‘definition of dressed down tailoring’, and noting the American heritage inspired styling, despite the Italian aversion to the trend. The sport coats, bearing hints of deconstruction, are the grand centerpieces here, but those accessories are nothing to scoff at. Lubiam did good by providing high res images – it’s the only way to fully appreciate the level of detail and quality materials that went into this collection. Fastidious. Spectacular.
On a personal note, a solid Italian x American inspired collection is one I’ve been seeking out and I’m so pleased to see the juxtoposition executed with such mastery here. Also, I’m just thrilled to see something truly fresh come out of Italy, and equally thrilled to see it hailed in the states for its quality and worksmaship. Yes, good craftsmanship actually occurs outside of these 50 states; indeed, its been going on for quite some time now, (read: for centuries). Don’t get me wrong, I am a 110% backer of American made pride; I practice and preach it flagrantly, but it’s not the only pride I preach. Viva la tradizione Italiana. And viva L.BM. 1911 for putting together a truly beautiful and inspired collection. - M