In 1898, 16-year-old Luigi Bianchi set off from the Italian province of Mantova bound for Turin, the storied capital of northern Italy's tradition of master tailoring. By 1911, he’d founded his own label — now known as Lubiam — and began designing luxury men’s clothing. Bianchi's company remains a family affair, but has evolved from a single line into a tailoring house with two distinct imprints: the casual-cool LBM 1911, and a more classically minded offering aptly titled Luigi Bianchi Mantova. Blending exquisite fabrics and expert fabrication with razor-sharp cuts, the company’s clothing includes canvassed suits, impeccable coats and blazers, and sportswear made to last. One day you might pass your Luigi Bianchi Mantova linen and wool jackets down to your sons — that is, if you can bear to part with them.
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Bon Appétit editor-in-chief Adam Rapoport knows how to play host with style, and with holiday party season in full swing, we asked him to invite a few of his dapper pals to dinner at Aska in Brooklyn — the only NYC restaurant to make the magazine's 2013 Hot 10 List — to show us how it's done. The secret, says the former GQ style editor, is to "wear something you'd never wear to the office. Like a bowtie. Or plaid pants. A velvet jacket. SOMETHING." Check out the photos of Adam and his guests — who are kitted out in some of our finest holiday party gear — then shop our picks below to get your holiday look in order. What's more, a portion of the proceeds go to Edible Schoolyard NYC.
The key to standing out at the office? Injecting a little personality into your businesswear. (Well, that and working hard.) And while we can’t deliver that big presentation on your behalf, we can — with this collection of smart workday essentials — make sure you look your best while you're giving it. Stock up here, and get ready for the inevitable deluge of compliments from your coworkers.