Gianfranco Lotti | Joseph Wendt Custom Clothiers

In the world of luxury goods, especially handbags, Gianfranco Lotti has a strong reputation. Their use of high quality materials and the touch of a gentle hand make their products stand out among the crowd. The company provides bags and accessories for both men and women. Women can shop for bags, foulards, gloves, cashmere, leather wallets and cases. Men can pick up bags, wallets, belts, pochettes, gloves, and knitwear.

Gianfranco Lotti was a real person, born in Florence, she was heavily inspired by the city. “I wanted to give something back after all the beauty I received and that surrounded me in Florence.” Since 1968, she and her company have been creating these precious luxury handbags. Currently, all their stores are located in Europe, with one in Chongqing, China.

One Piece Only

Those looking for a bag that fits their needs and style perfectly will benefit from Gianfranco Lotti’s One Piece Only service. This is the “ultimate personal experience of designing a unique bag”. The participant works directly with one of the brand’s art directors to create a truly one of a kind bag. The piece is pure craftsmanship. Where else can you go to create a luxury bag that only you can get?

Find only the best products in both quality and style at Joseph Wendt Custom Clothiers. We have hand-picked all the brands that we showcase in our store, so you can guarantee the product is made to last.

 

This Memorial Day, Travel in Style & Comfort

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First of all, where did May go? I can’t believe I’m writing about Memorial Day Weekend? Soon enough it will be July 4th and then the kids will be back in school! If you’re like me, you’re getting ready to pack for a long weekend. We recently started caring a wonderful women’s travel line, Anatomie. If you haven’t tried it out, you must stop in the store. Women are raving about the line. It’s comfortable, wrinkle-free and stylish. You can’t go wrong there.

Plus, Anatomie offers the perfect clothes for the plane and your entire trip. The line isn’t too fancy, but it keeps a sense of style that you need anytime you travel.

Here are some tips from Anatomie’s Fashion Blog to get you to your destination in style:

Comfort Tip #1: Travel in Layers! travel clothes for women

Traveling in layers gives you options and when your closet is at home. The more options you have the happier you will be. Plus, you’re most likely traveling between two different climates, and who knows if you’re going to be stuck on a plane with no AC or freezing air blowing at you. Good comfortable travel clothes that you can use for layering include: a washable cotton scarf, cardigan, sweatshirts, light vests, and light jackets. Plus, the more layers you have on your body, the less you’ll have to pack in your suitcase!

Comfort Tip #2: Choose the Right Fabrics 

When it comes to choosing comfortable travel clothes, breathable materials made from natural fibers are best. You want to pick clothes that are wrinkle-free, quick drying and offer a little stretch. comfortable travel clothing marie tee

Comfort Tip #3: Neutrals, Neutrals, Neutrals!

It is highly recommended that you choose a neutral color scheme, and specifically darker shades. Colors like black, navy and grey usually tend to be more flattering than other colors, and they also offer more forgiveness when it comes to unwanted dirt and accidental spills.

Comfort Tip #4: Pick the Perfect Travel Jacket

Picking the right jacket for travel is essential. A comfortable travel jacket is usually one that is in a dark shade, which makes it easy to mix and match with many outfits.

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Travel in Style

When you travel, you want to be comfortable and stylish. It’s not always an easy thing to do, but Anatomie’s travel line makes it easy to do both. Kate and Shawn Boyer are the brainchild behind Anatomie, a designer fashion brand. The collection was created with today’s travel women in mind and encompasses the areas of high-performance wear to modern designer travel wear, as well as sportswear. Kate describes her creations as sophisticated and sexy, just like the women who wear them. Anatomie’s collection draws inspiration from the most highly-regarded European fashion houses, and is designed to flatter the female form in a way that bespeaks class, elegance and style.

Anatomie’s formative period dates back nearly a decade to the time when Kate traveled from her native Hungary to the southern French town of Montpelier to pursue an MBA in International Trade. It was there that the former gymnast secured a position as a fitness instructor as a means to finance her university degree. Kate then began training a group of teenage girls for the French Aerobic Championships, which is a highly coveted title they won and held for three consecutive years. For competitions, Kate outfitted her young gymnasts in attire she had designed initially to wear herself.

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Abbe Leather Jacket

Kate and Shawn first met in Miami, where he was designing fashion apparel for hard-to-fit athletic men. The creative couple has since designed collections for Elite Models, Fashion Sport, Cigarette Offshore Racing, and Lamborghini just to name just a few.

Anatomie’s guiding philosophy has always been functional fashion. The foundation of their collection is high-performance designer French and Italian fabrics that are durable enough to meet the demands of extreme sports. Anatomie translates those fabrics into a sophisticated sexy silhouette that is minimalist, durable and ultra-modern.

This spring, Joseph Wendt Custom Clothiers will carry Anatomie, the exclusive travel-wear line of NetJets. Anatomie was created specifically with today’s traveling women in mind. The designer travel line was founded on the principle that Anatomie’s travel clothes “travel” better than any other clothes. Made from the finest French and Italian fabrics, Anatomie’s clothes are machine washable, wrinkle free, and never fade.

“I think this line is perfect for the women of Naples who are always on the go,” says Joseph Wendt. “Whether they’re jetting off to Europe or the east coast, Anatomie offers comfortable everyday designer clothes that women can feel great wearing.”

Wendt says for the charmingly easy-going girl, the Abbe Leather Jacket (top right) is a great choice. This travel jacket offers a perforated design that goes perfect with wanderlusts who loves visiting metropolitan areas. Add this in your luggage if you’re spending Spring in New York or Paris. The leather material is lightweight, bringing you comfort in mobility and movement. Plus, it’s just a chic thing to wear on cool weather nights!

Joseph Wendt Custom Clothiers will carry Anatomie’s spring and fall collections. Any additional questions can be directed to Joseph WendtCustom Clothiers by calling 239.530.0070, or by visiting their Fifth Avenue South store, located in Downtown Naples.

Bon Voyage

This is for you, dear traveler.  Who has breakfast in one city and dinner in another, who goes to multiple countries in a week, who has mastered the security check.  …Packing!  Hopefully, you’ve done it so much you have it all figured out already (or some amazing woman is doing the inevitable chore for you).

Packing is one of those things that we all wish could just be done (maybe by some travel fairy, or something), and by the time we check into our hotel room, all would be there nicely unpacked.  And of course, the same scenario coming back home, too!  Well, dreams, dreams…  In the meantime, and while some superior power takes care of your luggage, here are some tips we thought might come in handy the next time you get to go miles high.

  • You must own a Fantastic luggage set, period!  Fantastic equals sturdy, high quality and stylish.
  • Dress comfortably, but dress up.  One of the beauties of custom clothing is being able to specify higher thread counts on fabric.  These are a long flight’s best friends.
  • Always dress for first class even if, unfortunately, you have a coach ticket.  Ragged clothes won’t get you an upgrade, ever.
  • Pack garments that can be worn more than one time.  Did someone say “navy blazer”?
  • Tissue paper, tissue paper…  It allows clothes to slide, not rub, to prevent deep creasing.  A cleaners or garbage bag works, too!
  • Your toiletry bag and other bulky stuff should be placed in the bottom of your suitcase where it is most stable.  Remember to put liquids in plastic bags (we love Ziplock).
  • For your toiletry bag, nowadays, you are able to get pretty much everything in a travel size or buy a travel size container pack.  This is the major reason for slow downs in airport security, so be prepared!
  • When traveling with more than one suitcase, make sure your toiletry bag is in your carry-on, along with one outfit.  The worst thing is having nothing to pick up at the baggage carousel.
  • The bag that came in the shoe box is exactly for when you travel.  You don’t want your shoe polish to rub off on your clothes.  A good tip is also to stuff your socks inside your shoes or even your ties.  Also, wear your heaviest pair and pack the lightest.
  • If you want to pack really, really light, cordovan shoes go well with everything.
  • The best way to pack belts: lie straight along the inner circumference of your suitcase.
  • When folding your suit jacket, turn it inside out.  The lining, now on the outside, will protect the suit from wrinkling.
  • Shirts and sweaters (especially cashmere): stack face-up on top of one another, arms spread.  Fold the bottom half under the top half, making sure the horizontal fold is below the belt line.  Place tissue paper in-between.
  • Pants: fold at the crease and drape lengthwise in your suitcase, legs hanging over one end.  Place shirts and sweaters on top of the pants and fold the pant legs back over the shirts and sweaters, creating an envelope effect.
  • Always have a mini first aid kit, especially when traveling overseas.  The most you should have in this little bag is heartburn and indigestion medicine for any type of emergency…  You never know!

Safe travels!