Afternoon Cloth-Handlers. A package of two super 120's grey wools just arrived from Vitale Barberis Canonico in Biella. This is one of them, almost a neutral chalkstripe on grey. How beatifully luxurious, classic yet sexy is this? Sums up how the Italian do 'The English look' in a way, no? Wish had this fabric on board in the later summer- things might have panned out differently.

VBC super 120's.

Quite anxious about the outcome, but dont ask the details, am learning lessons as I go. Fabric, the big, big story in menswear. Must write something about Vitale Barberis Canonico and Francesco who I met last month. Must. He likes a poingant pinstripe. Wheel him on, lets chalk it up.

Stubbs out.