Essentials: Lanvin

SUIT YOURSELF. To dress up fit and proper for the most formal occasions requires confidence and one fine suit. Color tone, silhouette and cutting are a few things one needs to observe before deciding a piece to wear or to purchase.


Frédéric Gelberg


For a taste of perfection, nothing beats made-to-measure suits. One of the finest makers in the world is Lanvin, which created its first bespoke suit for men in 1926. The manager of Lanvin’s made-to-measure, Frédéric Gelberg, almost annually makes a visit to Jakarta to introduce what the brand has for the specific line of tailored suits. With as many as four permanent and twelve seasonal fabric choices this season, the combination for your one-of-a-kind suit is virtually endless. You can come to the store and have your measurement recorded for a quick order to Paris to create a suit of your desire in a matter of weeks. An insider’s tip: Eye on Lanvin’s signature blue that epitomizes the French sartorial elegance and nobility.