Dressing like a gentleman isn’t just about wearing nice clothes. It also requires taking proper care of said nice garments. The gentleman’s trick to keeping his attire in tip-top shape with minimal effort is to wear clothing made of fabrics built to endure, and when possible, fabrics that go a step further and come fortified with mishap-resistant technology.
Samuelsohn, one of the finer made-to-measure clothing lines we carry at Harleys, offers Loro Piana Rain System® wool, a Super 120’s wool protected by an invisible coating that shuns dust, dirt, liquid stains and light precipitation. It is what defines Samuelsohn's "performance" collection.
(Loro Piana is a premier Italian textile and clothing manufacturer, and is known especially for its luxury cashmere).
The coating will stay on the garment throughout its lifetime and no toxic or noxious components are used in its formulation. And don’t worry—the coating does not affect the way the fabric feels or the way it drapes. It is as soft and elegant as you’d expect from fine Super 120’s wool.
The coated fabric is not that much more expensive, especially considering how much more life you will get out of your suit. Every time you put it on, it will look as fresh as the day you bought it, and will do so for years.
Yes, dry cleaning is another low maintenance option for clothing care, but the process, albeit slowly, erodes the fabric. Not to mention it doesn’t do anything to prevent stains or moisture. The Loro Piana rain system coating does the opposite—it keeps stains, dust and moisture from getting into the fabric in the first place.
The truth is that even the savviest gentleman is not immune to mishaps, so the easiest way to make sure they don’t get the best of you is to wear clothing that has your back, literally and figuratively.
For more info on Samuelsohn’s Loro Piana Rain System® wool, come see us at the store.