ACL Field Trip | Made in Italy

In an effort to further explore the concept of “craft” and what “made in” means to countries other than America, I will be spending the next eight days all over Italy with some of the most well respected menswear companies in the world. I’ve got my 5D MKII, a pair of Red Wings, notebook, a bag full of Steven Alan shirts and a lot to learn. Posting will be intermittent and your patience is appreciated. You can always follow the espresso-powered live action via the ACL Twitter feed.

Comments on “ACL Field Trip | Made in Italy

    Carolina Ellis on April 29, 2011 7:10 AM:

    I am probably not the same as most of your readers – whom I expect to be young, fashionable, movers and shakers. However, I, like them, depend on your blog. Your “made in” & “craft” posts have me hooked. Although I have traveled all over the world, it is a privilege to get to see the behind the scenes of the quality makers in this world. I eagerly anticipate my pleasure (& education) from the posts you will be sharing regarding your discoveries in Italy. Good luck. Carolina

    Grigore on April 29, 2011 7:46 AM:

    Oh… I thought “Made in Italy” moved in Romania :P (which is not bad BTW.. they have some history and great brands too). I’m waiting for your articles!

    TMH on April 29, 2011 9:02 AM:

    IT’S A HARD KNOCK LIFE ! Looking forward to the posts.

    j kirk on April 29, 2011 10:36 AM:

    i cant tell you how much i’m looking forward to this. have a wonderful time.

    bykenyan on April 29, 2011 12:23 PM:

    Good Luck Mister Williams…..!


    Chris on April 29, 2011 3:02 PM:

    If you want to really get a complete look at what made in Italy means today make sure you visit Prato in Tuscany.

    Whitley Weller on April 29, 2011 6:16 PM:

    Safe travels… Hope your itinerary gets you to Greve.

    bluegoldblues on April 29, 2011 6:22 PM:

    Dont forget to go to the town of Valdagno for the Marzotto factory which used to supply Valentino fashion group.

    maurizio on April 30, 2011 12:13 AM:

    welcome to pizzaland.

    Grant on April 30, 2011 11:08 AM:

    Well sir. Again, I am jealous of your life. Have fun, and I’m looking forward to the posts.

    Charlie on April 30, 2011 9:20 PM:

    Please mention that “made in” doesn’t necessarily mean it was completely assembled their because of varying laws.

    Gionata on May 1, 2011 1:55 PM:

    If you like understand situation italy Made at that moment , would be’ very nice for me explain something about it. A point of view and my personal opinion that i’mi working in to “Made in italy”.

    Elias J on May 1, 2011 4:03 PM:

    Insert guest posts here…

    Mango on May 1, 2011 4:37 PM:

    Thanks for the posting and have a great and educational trip. We will be here waiting for you to come back.

    BTW, will you post pictures of what in your luggages?

    Thank you,

    The Trad on May 2, 2011 8:31 AM:

    Bring me back a Fiat 500.

    Cinthia on May 4, 2011 10:39 AM:

    Hello Mr. Williams,

    I read about your trip all over Italy and you ‘ll be in Naples in these days.
    Let’s visit Gino Cimmino’s tailor! This is the website mail

    Rufus Faggons on May 5, 2011 4:25 PM:

    Hi Mike,

    I am going to Firenze in one week, and I was wondering if you have any tips on some good local spots to hangout? Please let me know…if possible.


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