Djay Imrith is a Parisian master tailor born in 1966. In 1982, at only 15 years old, he went from Mauritius to Paris to find work with the French tailors. Trained by Francesco Smalto and Henri Urban, he learned how to cut and make a suit following the Parisian style, including the famous Parisian lapels (also known as frogmouth lapel in English or boca di lupo in Italian). With Smalto he made several suits for businessmen, celebrities, and even three suits in 1989 for French President François Mitterrand, a famous client of another Parisian tailor: Cifonelli. In 1994 he opened his own atelier Rue Clauzel in the 9th arrondissement. He quickly found success with several lawyers and celebrities, notably the singer and French icon Johnny Halliday. He decided three years later to move to a bigger location in the 8th arrondissement, not far from his prestigious clientele. Djay is renowned for the use of exquisite fabric with strong patterns, from the softest cashmere to the delicate linen and superfine wool. He also proposes stunning silk lining, with original embroidery and colourful designs. His style is a blend of English and Parisian tailoring: strong shoulders, very high armholes, slanted pockets, tight waist and small chest, Parisian lapels, and a unique drop pocket in the lining. His cut is modern with tapered trousers and a lapel placed high on the shoulders, while remaining rooted in traditions. Every stitching is made by hand with the help of his team of 13 workers (seamstresses, buttonholes makers, trousers makers, etc.). Djay prefers three button suits, for a more conservative look. The fantasy of the clientele is expressed in the colourful lining, the discrete monogram on the inside of the right sleeve and the contrasted buttonholes (especially with the colours of the French flag) I propose a stuning example of Djays work: a 2003 three-button navy suit in a Super 120's wool from Huddersfield with a strong ropestripes pattern. It features his unique Parisian lapels with a contrasted buttonhole, the "C" stitching indicative of a Camps/Smalto alumni in the lining, and a striking orange lining. It is the perfect garment for spring and summer as a business suit and on formal occasions. As always with Djay, it is fully handmade, from the lining to the buttonholes, from the shoulder to the collar, along with the trousers. The condition is like new. The suit is best fitted for someone with a 36UK/46FR size, around 1m75. Here are the measurements: Shoulders: 41,5cm Sleeve length: 58cm (with 4,5cm of fabric to let out) Chest: 48cm Waist at button: 46cm Jacket length: 75,5cm (collar included, with 4,5cm of fabric to let out) Lapels: 8cm Waist for trousers: 40cm (with 6,5cm of fabric to let out) Length from inseam: 74cm Length total: 97cm (with 5cm of fabric to let out) Legs width: 19cm (with 4cm of fabric to widen it) Cuffs: 5cm Quality similar to the following bespoke houses: - In France: Camps de Luca, Francesco Smalto, Cifonelli, Claude Rousseau, Arnys, Lanvin Mesure, Henri Urban, Max Evzeline, Opelka, Kenjiro Suzuki - In Italy: Caraceni (Augusto or Domenico), Rubinacci, Dalcuore, Panico - In England: Anderson & Sheppard, Henry Poole, Huntsman & Sons, Nutters of Savile Row, Chittleborough & Morgan, Richard Anderson, Meyer & Mortimer Possible to try it in Paris 15th Arrondissement.
UK size: 36
Condition: As new