This beautiful dark brown solaro suit is a special one. “Solaro” is the name of a particular type of worsted wool fabric. It’s recognizable for its distinct color and iridescence. Its origin, like much of modern menswear, is in late-19th to early-20th century British military use. Invented in 1907 by Louis Westenra Sambonn of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, it’s an exercise in what hindsight tells us is misguided logic. Its first application was as a technical fabric to protect soldiers from the sun’s UV rays, which were thought to cause mental illness and physiological disorders.
This suit is only available as a made-to-measure item. If we do not have you measurements, please make an appointment. If you're an existing client, you can order the jacket immediately and our atelier will produce it within 4 to 6 weeks.