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  • Matterhorn Blue — Created in 2012 for the company's 170th anniversary, the limited selection Matterhorn Blue is crafted from the wool of 170 hand-selected merino sheep from New Zealand.
  • Amadeus — A luxurious, durable, woolen cloth that comes in 84 designs, including a narrow stripe and delicate dotted lines.
  • Royal Opera — A combination of fine silk, wool, and cashmere that offers excellent draping and a lush, rich feel
  • Ice — Dormeuil's version of flannel, this fabric combines wool for warmth, mohair for shine and cashmere for softness.
  • Ceremonial — Dormeuil's luxury fabric collection for evening wear
  • Kirgyz White — Crafted from the hair of the Kirgyz, a half-goat, half-sheep creature that is native to central Asia, this fabric combines the strength of traditional sheep's wool, the shine of mohair and the softness of cashmere.
THE BENEFITS OF CUSTOM CLOTHING

Have you reached the point in your life when you want clothes to have a tailored, custom fit? La Rukico Tailors can craft you one-of-a-kind suits, blazers, sports coats, and evening wear using luxury Dormeuil fabric. Custom clothes stand out from even the most expensive off-the-rack garments in fit, construction, and detailed accents like buttons and closings.

No man should have to fit his body into a pre-sized suit when one can be made exactly to his measure. To find out more about La Rukico Tailors and Dormeuil fabric please feel free to contact us for a free consultation and fitting in our convenient midtown New York location.

Call us to schedule your custom fitting at 646-402-6794

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COTTON'S INTRODUCTION IN EUROPE

Cotton had quite an effect on Europe's fabric industry when it was generally introduced during the 17th century. Indigenous to India and South America, the cotton plant can be spun into extremely luxurious fabrics. Moreso than most natural fibers, cotton is absorbent and retains dyed color after washing. Because it was relatively cheap to process, cotton was seen as the masses' entry to haute couture.

SWITZERLAND'S ROLE

But cotton had actually entered Europe long before the 1600s. Cotton weaving began in Switzerland as early as 1380. The fiber was transported from India to Geneva, a major trading center, and then ferried down the river Rhine to Basel. The center of Swiss cotton production soon moved West, to Appenzell, the canton (state) that Alumo now calls home.

RISE TO PROMINENCE

At the turn of the 18th century, Louis XIV banned the import of decorated fabrics into France. Appenzell, which borders both France and Germany, was soon supplying cotton fabrics that fueled a burgeoning black market. Switzerland quickly came to dominate the cotton industry. By the late 18th century, Switzerland was the most important textile manufacturing center in Continental Europe. In 1910, more than half of the world's embroidery originated in one Swiss city, St. Gallen.

Today, Alumo continues to lead the industry, drawing from traditional Swiss techniques. Considering Alumo fabrics for your tailored shirting? Want to learn more about Alumo's continuing excellence? C

Call us to schedule your custom fitting: 212-753-7848

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