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How to: Make the Ludlow Suit Your Own

When it comes to great food, presentation counts. That’s why we asked four New York culinary stars to share their unique recipes for spicing up our famous Ludlow suits.


GHERARDO GUARDUCCI, CO-OWNER, SANT AMBROEUS, SOHO, NY
Wears our Ludlow suit in Italian worsted wool from Lanificio di Tollegno, a 150-year-old textile house that produces some of Italy’s finest fabrics.

“Working in restaurants, you represent the culture of your business, so you need to dress accordingly. There’s a casual elegance that’s organic to how Italians wear a suit. It’s a more relaxed, less buttoned-up look that makes it clear you’re wearing the suit;
the suit isn’t wearing you.”

The avocado toast at Sant Ambroeus, served with a poached egg on top.


ALIREZA NIROOMAND, GENERAL MANAGER, SANT AMBROEUS, SOHO, NY
Wears our Ludlow double-breasted suit jacket in Italian windowpane wool from Lanificio Subalpino, a mill located in the foothills of the Alps that specializes in patterned fabrics.

“I love the old-school sophistication of a double-breasted jacket. It’s a shame that a lot of people don’t get dressed up anymore. I’ll wear a fitted double-breasted jacket with slim jeans when I’m working on the weekends, just to match the polished but modern mood of the neighborhood.”
Plates painted by local artists and regulars adorn the wall by the bar at Sant Ambroeus.



JOSHUA BOISSY, CO-OWNER OF MAISON PREMIERE AND SAUVAGE, BROOKLYN, NY
Wears our Ludlow suit in English wool tweed from Abraham Moon, a mill that’s been producing fine textiles in the British tradition since 1837.

“Ludlow suits fit me perfectly right off the rack without any tailoring, so that gives me the freedom to pick up fabrics with a
little more character and attitude. I’ve probably got 12 different Ludlow suits at this point. With tweed, I like to play into the history of the fabric and wear it with other styles that have a classic British feel to them.”


OLIVIER PALAZZO, CHEF, LOOSIES KITCHEN, WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN
Wears our Ludlow suit in Italian corduroy from Larusmiani, the famed textile mill founded by Milanese tailor Guglielmo Miani.

“A well-made suit makes me feel comfortable and sophisticated. A corduroy one is also really versatile; you can dress it up or down.”
You’ll find a pig and a piano in the open rooftop dining room at Loosie’s Kitchen.

Special thanks to Sant Ambroeus, Maison Premiere and Loosie’s Kitchen.

Photographs by Clément Pascal.

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