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Further Assessments | L.B.M. 1911

Jun 19th, 2011 | Categories: Firenze, Further Assessments, Italy, Pitti Uomo 2011 | by Michael Williams

The way the planners of the menswear show Pitti Uomo have things physically laid out there are many buildings to conqueror and a lot of ground to cover in the three days of the Firenze fair. This coupled with the fact that the GQ diary had most of my attention, meant that these updates had to wait a bit. The good news is, this week is going to be a good one for those of you that prefer to read about clothing than see old photos I dug out of some historical society.

First up for my Pitti recap is the Italian tailoring outfit Lubiam, a company who is celebrating its centennial this year. Known (and appreciated) on these shores most notably for its soft shouldered sportcoats under the L.B.M. 1911 label, the brand has gained a seemingly cult follow with fashion insiders and men that spend most of their waking hours within the confines of a Tumblr dashboard. Turns out, the following and re-blogging is right on the money. L.B.M 1911 and the other collections from Lubam definitely live up to the hype for SS12. I can’t necessarily support the coordination of some of the rigs down below (or especially here), but the unstructured sportcoats are pretty much unstoppable.

The below are from the more formal and structured main Lubiam collections.

Comments: 20

20 Comments to “Further Assessments | L.B.M. 1911”

  1. L.A.S
    on Jun 19th, 2011
    @ 10:47 PM

    I am absolutely loving the seemingly new focus of ACL.

    A friend calls these guys the “poor man’s Boglioli” and while Boglioli is on some next level shit, I absolutely swear by my LBM 1911 sportcoats.

  2. Michael Williams
    on Jun 19th, 2011
    @ 10:52 PM

    a CONTINUOUS lean, we never stopped! Only kidding. We haven’t abandoned our American roots, only expanded the viewfinder ever so slightly. I will say that I cried when I had to leave Italy. Love it there so much. Well, I didn’t really cry…but I wanted to.

  3. Kenyan
    on Jun 19th, 2011
    @ 11:05 PM

    That Double Breasted pic… just made me eyes water…!


  4. Peter
    on Jun 19th, 2011
    @ 11:35 PM

    Any chance of a pointer as to where L.B.M 1911 are sold on the east coast? I can’t seem to find anything on their site, and El Goog is not giving up the goods. I am thinking an unstructured coat is in my near future.

  5. Collin
    on Jun 20th, 2011
    @ 6:11 AM

    Ahhh!!!! I’m alone in Europe for 7 weeks, and on a tight budget, buying a piece of designer wear from each country I visit. I tried on an LBM 1911 yesterday, and I was legitmately mad that I missed the “All sportcoats 50% off” sale that had ended the day before I arrived. It fit and looked so perfect, and would have been glad to pay full price, but being a travelling student, reached the obvious conclusion that it would be a stupid decision. LBM 1911less, and hating every second of it. Great post!

  6. Michael Williams
    on Jun 20th, 2011
    @ 11:25 AM

    Lubiam sent over some stocklist info:

    Rothmans’s – NYC & Scarsdale – http://www.rothmansny.com/
    Boyd’s- Philadelphia – http://www.boydsphila.com/
    Haberdash Men – Chicago – http://haberdashmen.com/
    Beecroft & Bull – Virginia – http://www.beecroftandbull.com/
    Michael Allen’s – Portland- http://www.michaelallensstyle.com/
    Butch Blum – Seattle – http://www.butchblum.com/
    Shaia’s – Birmingham – http://www.shaias.com/
    Couture – San Francisco – http://coutureuomo.com/
    Badowers – Des Moines – http://www.badowers.com/
    Damiani – Miami – http://damianistores.com/
    M. Penner – Houston – http://www.mpenner.com/
    AK Rikks – Grand Rapids – http://akrikks.com/

  7. Joel
    on Jun 20th, 2011
    @ 12:03 PM

    yoox.com also has a few for under $400.

  8. Jason
    on Jun 20th, 2011
    @ 1:01 PM

    I have a couple Lubiam suits, 130 count and 150 count wool, both handmade in Italy, purchased in Colorado…..they make excellent clothes…. Unfortunately I can no longer find any of their stuff in Colorado.

  9. R4L
    on Jun 20th, 2011
    @ 3:20 PM

    I like that you are showing italian tailoring. I think we american men are too one note in our mix of patterns and colors. One thing I always admired when I lived overseas was the mixture of color choices men applied with their shirt/tie combinations with dark suits.


  10. andy
    on Jun 20th, 2011
    @ 3:27 PM

    And your link to the blog featuring photos of the elegant event goers on the street is fantastic too. http://streetfsn.blogspot.com/

    There is just nothing to surpass elegant menswear. It is truly an investment in fine living. And it raises,on a higher plane, the standard of our daily existence.

    Thank you for sharing.

  11. 2buttonswag
    on Jun 20th, 2011
    @ 9:57 PM

    I love how crisp the photos are! Great stuff!

  12. Galina
    on Jun 21st, 2011
    @ 10:25 AM

    In CO Lubiam’s product can be found at Lawrence Covell, 225 Steele Street in Denver – L.B.M.1911 as well as Luigi Bianchi (more tailored collection).

  13. Mark
    on Jun 21st, 2011
    @ 4:04 PM

    Any stockists in the Washington DC area? (Closer than Richmond, VA)

  14. Louis
    on Jun 21st, 2011
    @ 4:15 PM

    In DC check out Dash’s of Old Town in Alexandria, VA http://dashsofoldtown.com/ he is more of a custom clothier but can certainly order the LBM 1911 products for you and will possibly have some in store now.

  15. Peter
    on Jun 21st, 2011
    @ 7:07 PM

    Quick note on the list of stockists:
    I dropped by Rothman’s in NYC today, and they aren’t currently carrying any stock. They will in September, however, and I made a strong case for them to ensure that colorful unstructured, cotton jackets be in their lineup.

  16. Peter
    on Jun 21st, 2011
    @ 10:25 PM

    I just went by Rothman’s in New York, and while they are on the stockist list for LBM, they won’t be holding stock until the fall line comes in, which will be in September at some point. They know about the unstructured jackets and will be stocking at least two styles when the time comes.

  17. Michael
    on Jun 22nd, 2011
    @ 11:52 AM

    Just picked up one at Haberdash in Chicago, they have a pretty large selection of styles. I’ve been looking for an LBM all summer with no luck, called them and they sent pictures of what they had in my size and shipped it that day. Great customer service! The sales associate said they should be getting some more pieces from the summer collection by the end of June, can’t wait to get another!

  18. Galina
    on Jun 22nd, 2011
    @ 3:14 PM

    Another store in NYC who will be carrying L.B.M.1911 for fall’11 is Hotoveli at 271 West 4th Street. http://www.hotoveli.com

  19. Joel
    on Jun 28th, 2011
    @ 12:06 PM

    I just saw that gilt.com will have LMB 1911 on sale tomorrow, Wednesday 6/29.

  20. Matt
    on Jul 12th, 2011
    @ 11:35 AM

    I called the wholesaler on 57th Street. Ziani Fine Italian Men’s Wear on 1400 Broadway carries their sports coats and suits.