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The Laws of The Game | Volume: 11 | How To Dress Now

Posted by Craig Schroeder on

The great awakening of 2008 saw men caring about how they looked in clothes. Perhaps it was the advent and growth of social media or the fact that the economy was in the tank and men needed to dress well to get noticed for a new job. Whatever the real cause, it happened - men started to care. And with that caring about appearance menswear peaked with a crescendo of gingham, pocket squares and tailored suiting. With this new consciousness came adherence to the traditional rules of dressing well - e.g., proper inseam lengths, proportional lapels, showing a bit of...

The Laws of The Game | Volume: 11 | How To Dress Now

Meet Our Team: Vanessa Davoli - CMMP Philadelphia

Posted by Craig Schroeder on

As we enter into the new year, we wanted to introduce you to our entire CMMP team from our Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Atlanta showrooms. We sat down with each member of the team and asked them a few questions about life, CMMP, and menswear.  We would like to introduce you to Vanessa Davoli, a staple in our Philadelphia showroom for the past 8 years. Her role at CMMP is very multi faceted, as she assists on creative direction for the brand, manages in-house production, Philadelphia Showroom Manager and is one of our Wardrobe Advisors.  CMMP: How did you get your start...

Meet Our Team: Vanessa Davoli - CMMP Philadelphia

The American Tailor: American Woolen Campaign x CMMP

Posted by Craig Schroeder on

 Commonwealth Proper is honored to have been chosen for American Woolen Company's new campaign highlighting brands dedicated to changing the menswear game.  American Woolen Company recently interviewed CMMP founder Craig Arthur von Schroeder at our flagship store in Center City Philadelphia about the sartorial needs of the modern gentleman, the evolving landscape of the menswear industry, and making in America.  Below is the full interview:  AWC - What first lead you to design/tailor/craft suits and menswear? Craig - My father is an architect.  So growing up we'd travel as a family to places like Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling Water instead of Disney World.  In addition, my older brother dabbled in modeling...

The American Tailor: American Woolen Campaign x CMMP

Meet Our Team: Rafiel Render - CMMP Atlanta

Posted by Craig Schroeder on

As we enter into the new year, we wanted to introduce you to our entire CMMP team from our Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Atlanta showrooms. We sat down with each member of the team and asked them a few questions about life, CMMP, and menswear. Read on to hear the first story on Rafiel (Raf) Sender, our Atlanta Showroom Manager.   CMMP: How did you get your start in the world of menswear or fashion? Raf: I’ve always had my own personal style since high school that differed and stood out from the crowd. My look consisted of a combination of diy...

Meet Our Team: Rafiel Render - CMMP Atlanta

The Vitale Barberis Canonico Fabric Mill

Posted by Craig Schroeder on

One of the most important steps in creating a custom made to measure garment is picking the correct fabric for the occasion. This can often be a daunting process because there are a variety of materials like wool, linen, cotton, seersucker, and silk, and these all have their very own unique properties. We do things differently here at CMMP.  We curate every single fabric that's in our showrooms.  We import fabric from the best mills in the world, including Vitale Barberis Canonico, an iconic woolen mill in Italy.  We had the opportunity to visit the the mill itself, located in Biella, Italy, the Wool...

The Vitale Barberis Canonico Fabric Mill