Some amazing makers and sellers on the Mod scene right now. The Otis 1960s-style knit by Capirari is a prime example of just why.
Mod labels tend to go in two directions. There are cheaper labels (and I’m not criticising those) that mass-produce designs with a Mod and ‘60s vibe. And there are other labels that use artisan makers to produce high-quality clothing that’s made to last. This is where Capirari comes in.
I have mentioned the label before. In fact, you will find them in my Top 25 Mod labels of the 21st century feature. It’s also a label Paul Weller is fond of, having been spotted in some Capirari pieces in the recent past.
Small numbers, quality materials, attention to detail and craftsman-produced pieces. None of that will come at a budget price. But if like me, you buy and look after these pieces, they will do you proud for years. Long after disposable fashion has hit the landfill.
This design, the work of label owner Lorenzo Salvatori, is typical of the clothing made by Capirari. Based on a piece of knitwear famously worn by the late soul legend Otis Redding, this is a quality knit that will get you noticed.
Available in long sleeve and short sleeve designs (the original was a short sleeve), each one is produced in Italy ‘by the skilled hands of our trusted knitter’ and ‘using the noblest yarns of prestigious Italian spinners’. As I said, a premium piece.
There’s a micro-dash jacquard trim on the front panels, cuffs and faux flap pockets, plus mother-of-pearl buttons fastening and back collar button, as well as full-front fastening.
Three colours for the short sleeve and two for the long sleeve, although the long sleeves are currently listed as out of stock. You might want to email the maker if you want one of those.
If you want the short sleeve, €149 is the price.