Barbanera for the Rake: Humming with a special 'Murat' Coat

A luxurious-yet-badass coat made from an exclusive Suri Alpaca fabric, the Murat is one-of-a-kind.

When you consider the amalgam of specialist artistes that have a stake in the Murat “Camel” light brown Alpaca double-breasted coat, it is easy to fathom why Barbanera co-founder and creative director, Sergio Guardi regards it as “the most magnificent piece of the collection.” Fusing tradition with their own free-spirited design quirks, Barbanera have forged a coat permeated with details ennobling true cultural reference points. Whilst the trio of Sergio and Sebastiano Guardi and Alessandro Pagliacci are the main architects of this imposing masterpiece, it hasn’t been without significant contributions from other partners.

Cardinal to its character are the sui generis fabric makers, Lanificio Cerruti in Biella. Not only is access to their fabrics considered a major privilege, but on this occasion, they have exclusively provided the finest Alpaca wool in the world. Rendered from Suri Alpaca, who make up less than 10% of the worldwide alpaca population, this rich and soft Suri fibre from Cerruti has its origins in Peru.


    Freddie Anderson


    October 2021


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