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After a long wintersleep, we are all slowly awakening. While most of us may have been sleepwalking throughout this pandemic, for some among us this pandemic has been a real nightmare. Our hearts go out to all of those whose lives this past year has changed forever. 

But with the return of spring; hope and color will come back in one form or another. Though not all has been bad, we are all quietly relieved to see that this long winter coming to its end.


What will the new beginning
bring us?
Undoubtedly once in a while we have looked at a black and white picture of our grandparents, great-grandparents or even great-great-grandparents dressed in their finest clothes. Men and boys in three-piece suits, woman and girls in dresses all looking smart. (Photo credits at bottom of page)
Generally most of these pictures were taken shortly after or between world wars, depressions or even a pandemic. Reflecting on those photographs, isn’t it nice to see our families well dressed and well taken care of? We feel a sense of pride when we look at these photographs. Some pictures are taken in the gardens of grand houses or in cafés, while others may have been taken in front of a more modest dwelling. But what they all have in common is they demonstrate the effort these people all took to dress well, and to be seen in public with pride, confidence and dignity, regardless where their roots may have been from.
Our forefathers and mothers wanted us to be proud of them. They took the time to dress up when seen in public and have when their pictures taken.

For any momentous and
leisure occasion. 
Many of the men in these old photographs may have worn suits made with fabrics woven in England, from the same suppliers that we can offer you today. Throughout the centuries most our cloth manufactures have experienced similar hardships only to grow stronger, and in turn to help all of us look better.  
Paris terrace and café life. Between wars and after a pandemic in 1920.

With an occasional interruption, all our fabric suppliers continued to work for us. As they did then, the fabric suppliers do now by keeping their mills open and supplying us despite the current pandemic. 

In Suit Academy’s collection we’re proud to offer cloth from historic companies such as Vitale Barberis Canonico established in Italy back in 1663. We also offer cloth from historically “younger” companies such as from Great Britain: Abraham Moon & Sons (1837), Holland & Sherry (1842). France: Dormeuil (1842). Italy: Guabello (1815), Cerruti (1881), Loro Piana (1924), Fratelli Tallia di Delfino (1903) Zegna (1910) and from Belgium: Scabal (1938). During crisis the mills stayed open, then and now. Their weavers continued spinning the wheels, then and now. It is most likely that one of these companies has dressed one of your familie members in the past. We surely would like to continue this tradition and dress you and your familie now, and in the future for any momentous and leisure occasion.


It's all in the details.
Dormeuil and Loro Piana are great choices for the lighter summer suits. Linen and wool blends are still a preferred choice to keep cool in the approaching warmer weather.

Vintage accessories compliment any style and occasion.  

In the long tradition of making a quality suit, at Suit Academy we offer you cloth made with natural fibers. Many of our suppliers use the same colors and patterns in their collections that they offered their costumers over a century ago and we're honored to offer them to you now. 
 

All our spring/summer 2021 bunches
have arrived in our store!

There are far too many new samples to show you in a newsletter and it would not do these fabric swatches any justice.
Fabrics are best to be seen and touched in natural daylight.

In addition to all the traditional patterns that we restock every season, we are delighted to also offer you new colorful and vibrant styles as well. We have a color and fabric for every occasion and it is up to you how your spring-summer collection will look!  You can develop a perfect personal palette for all your pictures that will be handed down to later generations. 

Make your appointment and visit our store to see and feel our complete and spring/summer collection! You too can make memories that last a century or more with the suits, coats, and jackets that you select from Suit Academy and you choose to wear after the pandemic.

Get ready for the opening of all cafe's and restaurants!
Our forefathers showed us how to do it 
Call  0628858045 for your appointment or for information
We offer traveling tailor service and we suit woman too! 

Special thanks to Carpet & Home for offering their beautiful showroom as a backdrop for many of our photo's. For cufflinks, carpets, vintage and antiques to compliment your home interiors and your new look go to Carpet & Home Oude Tweebergenpoort 4, across Suit Academy in Maastricht. 

Photo credits: Pictures 1, 2: Dutch sailor van Laten and his wive (Visser) Groningen 1867. Picture 5: Hungarian familie Szennyei (Nagy) in Budapest 1934. (From private familie collection.) Photos Nighlife in Paris 1932:  3, 4, and 6 Jean-Paul Satre All from the photographer Brassai. 

Please feel free to forward this newsletter. Thank you! 
Greetings Gabriella & Karel
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