The Shirtmakers Symposium
February 01, 2018
Pitti Uomo 2018 | Florence, Italy: Anto Beverly Hills was invited as a participant to represent the United States at The Shirtmakers Symposium hosted by Simon Crompton, founder of Permanent Style, and Silvio Albini of Albini Group.
The event was held during Pitti Uomo Menswear at the grand Palazzo Gondi, Florence, Italy. The venue set an inspiring tone as the very workings of Leonardo da Vinci veiled the four walls. A panel of the world's leading shirtmakers from The United States, London, Hong Kong, and Italy discussed their personal origins as shirtmakers, their techniques of shirtmaking, and unique preferences of style. A full video of the debate can be found on Permanent Style.
Jack shares his personal insights of the shirtmaking craft that he has helped build over the last 34 years at Anto. In describing his business, the underlying message is “It’s all about bespoke.” He distinguishes between the types of clients he interacts with daily and what type of unique service each one requires. Jack explains how he guides them through the process to make the most out of their bespoke experience at Anto. He then shines light on the entertainment niche that Anto caters to and how each film and show becomes a micro-project where the team at Anto collaborates with designers to meet sharp deadlines in producing shirting for multiple actors and actresses. Intertwined between private clientele and studio productions, Jack elaborates on the bespoke process. He discusses the importance of communication; the measurement process, where up to a sixteenth of an inch is recorded; the level of craftsmanship and the end to end solution on how to maintain a custom shirt.
Every shirt maker was asked to create a feature shirt on the less formal theme of "smart/casual." This Anto bespoke signature look is made using Thomas Mason's Hampton twill fabric which helps keep the shirt looking pristine. Jack singled out the Hampton twill 140’s thread count cotton as his personal day to night go-to fabric for his own shirts. It features a spread collar with a white cape and angle cut French cuffs. The contrast white cape casualizes the look of the shirt while bringing attention to shape the face. Referring to the modern man, Jack spoke on how the white contrast collar and French cuffs gives the shirt a distinct look that can be worn transitionally throughout the day. This look is suitable for a smart informal office environment that can be dressed casually unbuttoned without a tie, or formally with a tie.
La Via del Cotone
January 01, 2018
The Cotton Road - A Journey Into The Discovery Of White Gold | Milan, Italy: Via della Spiga “Open Air” Exhibition June 11th - 25th, 2015
Anto was invited by the Albini Group to be featured in the “Open Air” exhibition on Via della Spiga, in Milan, Italy. The relationship between Albini and Anto dates back over five decades. The Albini Group is one of the leading shirting fabric manufacturers in the world, supplying high quality cloth through their four brands: Cotonificio Albini, Thomas Mason, David & John Anderson, and Albiate Milano.
The Albini Group transformed Via della Spiga into La Via del Cotone "The Cotton Road.” This exhibition extended through the entire block, displaying Albini's cloths and Anto's fine shirting. As you walk the street and view the exhibition you would learn about the entire shirting process. It began by unveiling the transformation of cotton as a raw material to the shirting fabric produced by Albini. Thereafter, the illustrations explained how the fabric is then crafted into a finished shirt by Anto.
Jack, Anthony, and Sevag attended the opening ceremony of the exhibition. It was surreal to walk the streets of Milan and see years of work displayed through photos of material, craftsmanship and archives for all to experience and take notice. Enjoy some of the many memories of Albini's gracious presentation:
Winter Fabrics 2017
November 01, 2017
Enjoy browsing through this colorful and textured preview of winter fabrics at Anto sourced from Italy. Red and green solids and checks make for fine holiday shirting and blouses. Cashmere twill checks and herringbone patterns can be utilized for a variety of shirting purposes including soft casual shirts, shirt jackets, linings, and more. To view the full online inventory visit the fabric library.
Holiday Solids & Plaids
The Gatsby maroon poplin fabric made from 100% cotton.
The Posh purple check fabric made from 100% cotton.
The Mera green twill check fabric made from 100% cotton.
The Gatsby solid green poplin fabric made from 100% cotton.
The Vetis navy and green twill plaid fabric made from 100% cotton.
The Alaska Cashmere Collection
The Alaska navy cashmere twill check fabric.
The Alaska navy cashmere herringbone fabric.
The Alaska grey cashmere twill check.
Award Season By Anto
March 04, 2017
Award season is an exciting time at Anto. We are not only reminded of the unique experiences that we have shared with designers, actors and directors from the productions, but we are also thrilled to see the members of the casts dressed in their Anto shirts on the Red Carpet. In 2017, we worked closely with Colleen Atwood in producing shirts and accessories for Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them. Her amazing work on this film earned her the award for Best Costume Design at The 89th Academy Awards. Anto also worked with many designers for award winning films: Mary Zophres for La La Land with shirts made for Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, Christopher Lawrence for Ray Donovan with shirts made for Liev Schreiber, and many more. After the hard work is done and admired by people worldwide, those involved gather to celebrate. We’re proud to be a part of the memorable months of the Hollywood Award Season, dressing Hollywood stars and congratulating them on their success.
The 89th Academy Awards
Ryan Gosling dressed in a white Sea Island cotton soft ruffle tuxedo shirt with black edging on the ruffles, coupled with a black velvet bespoke bow tie.
The Ruffle Shirt
Dwayne Johnson in a white bespoke tuxedo shirt paired with a black satin bow tie. David Oyelowo dressed in a white pique tuxedo shirt with a wing collar made in a way where the bow tie strap is not visible, and a single French cuff.
43rd Annual People’s Choice Awards
Johnny Depp in a blue bespoke Anto dress shirt alongside Dwayne Johnson in his blue bespoke Anto dress shirt both winning awards at the 43rd People's Choice Awards.
74th Golden Globe Awards
Ryan Gosling dressed in a white bespoke Anto tuxedo shirt and black bespoke Anto velvet bow tie. Milo Ventimiglia wearing a white bespoke Anto tuxedo shirt paired with a black classic Anto bow tie.
Jeff Bridges alongside his wife, Susan Geston, attending the award show. Jeff Bridges dressed in a navy classic Anto bow tie.