St. John Clothing | Salt Lake City, Utah | City Creek Center Mall

The ladies department here at Utah Woolen Mills is overjoyed to finally be carrying the elegant St. John knits in our store!  While the quality and craftsmanship of each piece speaks for itself, I am a firm believer that the company’s story lends true magic to the worth of it all.

St. John was founded in 1962 by Robert and Marie Gray when Marie saw a knitting machine and thought she may as well design her own dresses.  The couple dove head on into this project, and three years later they developed a unique wool yarn with a special twist that would become the brand’s signature.  In order to provide consistent high quality clothing, St. John twisted and dyed all of this yarn in-house- even going so far as to eventually hire their own chemist to ensure the highest quality dyes are used to create the richest colors possible.  Eventually the brand would branch out into more exotic textiles and knitting techniques in order to provide the highest quality and most up-to-date fashion for their customers, but they never faltered on twisting and dyeing the fabrics in their own factory.  This dedication to quality and uniqueness had no limits which can be seen in every button put onto their clothing.  In the 1980’s, the brand opened its own button and jewelry manufacturing warehouse, so that only the best material and craftsmanship would go into their designs.  

 Astonishingly, less than a decade after its inception, St. John landed its line in the big league stores: Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Saks Fifth Avenue.  Now their pieces can be seen on anyone from supermodel Gisele Bündchen to former First Lady Michelle Obama.  It only took one look at the classic, unique, and stunning designs for us to know that this fairly young line would be the perfect match for our store.  It was love at first sight for us, and we are sure that it will be for you, too!

 

Fall 2016 Sportcoats | Salt Lake City, Utah | City Creek Center

The classic man needs the classic jacket. The hybrid jacket, beyond unique it is a sport coat and we have ours that range our fabrics and and variations in them with Loro Piana fabrics. Making it a nice soft wool and we even have some with the cashmere touch to them as well. 

A nice night in the city dining out with co workers or friends. Hybrid jackets are a must they have a detachable bib that will zip right out. In the cold and if you pick up the storm system jacket they are wind proof no more need for a scarf wrapped around your neck. Once you are in the restaurant or a meeting unzip out the bib and you have an eloquent sport coat.  

I know big coats can be a hassle hanging them up at the door that does not even have to happen anymore. The most beautiful things are the classiest. Something that will stay in style no matter universal if you live in Florida you have a sport coat but when you go to New York you have the hybrid. It really is the beauty behind the madness of modern day fashion and the hottest item in our one hundred eleven year business in the fall. 

Fall Trends | High End Clothing | City Creek Center Mall

Fall Trends

This year we are seeing some cool thins coming down the fashion pipeline. Here are some must haves to keep you on trend:

Sneakers:

Sneakers continue to be one of the biggest trends in menswear. We love the look of a good sneaker paired with a suit too (if you can get away with it at the office). It’s a great way to stand out, have a casual vibe and stay super comfy throughout the day. In the coming weeks we will have some coming from Ermenegildo Zegna that are sure to make you rethink your Nike’s (stay tuned for more details on that).

Big Cuffs:

This trend was noticed last year and is the front running detail in trousers. The standard size cuff is a 2″ cuff but if you wanna be on the more extreme, the bigger the better – at least up until 2 1/2 inches. Throw a cuff on your heavier fabrics, or heavy patterns. It adds weight, shape and style to any slack.

Double Breasted Overcoats:

Like most things in fashion, styles are all cyclical – getting better each time around. 2016/17 is the year of the old school overcoats (of course, still fitted and tailored close like modern clothing should be). Unlike coats of the past, the brighter the better too. We love the coats that Isaia is putting out this year and we jumped on a bright red DB coat that is sure to turn heads.

Wider Stripped or Paisley Ties:

The 70’s have heavily influenced menswear this year and ties are no exception to that. Please toss away those skinny ties and get back to classic neckwear. Paisleys and striped dominate the sceen and look great with your wider lapeled suits. The beauty of a paisley tie is in the ability to combine colors with your jacket and shirts.

High End Stores | City Creek Mall | Salt Lake City, Ut

We all know that these days there are plenty of places to get cheap clothing. Fast fashion has taken over the way we things and live – unless you have worn that stuff more that a couple of times. Some people still want something better – something real, genuine and quality. We live for high end shopping at Utah Woolen Mills. Here, you will find the best of the best like Kiton, Brioni, and Isaia. The fabrics are of the highest quality, and the construction is unmatched.

Thanks to our master tailors, we guarantee the perfect fit. In our store we can fit you no need for full custom anymore even though it is a possibility, with our tailors and design team we will fit you and your needs. People from all over the world come to our specialty shop to see the most luxurious items in the world. What makes us so different is that we are experts in fits. We are certain the right fit the right time. Recently, I went shopping just to see what was new in other stores around the city. It’s hard to find a store with products and people that are as passionate as we are about our craft and our products. 

            We take pride in our growth as a company and store. 111 years this year and we still have the highest quality in Kiton, Brioni, Isaia, and our house brand Richard Street. And things are coming in constantly. It is a must to come in 59 W. South Temple. For those who want something a little more sophisticated, who don’t want to be wearing the same things your teenage children are wearing, there is a better way. From polos to tuxes, a higher level of quality will lift your game to the next level. We are so proud to be Salt Lake’s premier store for high end shopping and high end fashion. Come in and just try things on and all the sudden the prices seem to melt away. 

Luxury. Fashion. Utah Woolen Mills.

 

Brioni | Salt Lake City, Utah | City Creek Center

Founded in Rome in 1945, Brioni continues to be a leading innovator in the fashion industry. In addition to putting on the first ever men’s fashion show, Brioni was one of the first brands to introduce luxury materials such as silk and brocade into the construction of its suits. The result was a trim silhouette with unmatched style and sophistication. The fashion house was named for the Croatian island of Brijuni, a popular getaway destination for Italian aristocrats throughout the 20s and 30s. Everything about the brand exudes influence and status.
 
 
 
Today, the tradition and name live on. What sets Brioni apart from any other is the laborious, painstaking detail that goes into every element of the suits they craft. They are entirely handmade from only the finest materials from around the globe, including cashmere, baby alpaca, super-spun wools, silk, and silk-blends. Every tailor is taught for four years before they are even allowed to handle fabrics for clients. They are obsessed with perfection, so much so that every element of their products is kept exclusively in house. Nothing is ever rushed. It takes about 28 hours of diligent work before a suit is even considered complete. The beauty lies in the detail and timeless style embodied through every fiber of fabric. Additionally, Brioni is well known for its bespoke suits. Unlike a “made to measure” suit, a Brioni bespoke is tailored not to a certain design, but to the exact specifications of one person. It provides the wearer with a truly unique and lasting suit. 
 
 
 
 
 

The Brioni name symbolizes elegance, power, and perfection, as do those that wear it. Along with numerous celebrities, pop stars, and politicians, Brioni is most commonly recognized as the “James Bond” suit. It inspires an aura of unrivaled confidence, quality, and affluence.
 
 
 

Isaia Napoli | City Creek Center | Salt Lake City

At Utah Woolen Mills we believe in the balance of tradition and innovation. We strive to bring in only the best of what embraces those values we believe in.  Isaia is definitely some of the best at pushing boundaries in fashion while focusing on comfort true to the Neapolitan tradition. Naples is a large city full of vibrant color, culture and tradition on the west coast of Italy. The Neapolitan style embraces the costal colors but more importantly the culture of leisure, making comfort a staple. Those who live in Naples know that even relaxing is a time for looking good. Dressing in the Neapolitan style is a sure way to set yourself apart from the average man.

“The Isaia man is like Naples. He knows how to go beyond shared definitions and stereotypical clichés. Passionate, sophisticated, irreverent, eclectic and elegant, style for him is a matter of instinct. Dynamic, classic, contemporary, and ever-changing, he is always searching for his own style. He believes in uniqueness and his clothing expresses the most harmonious, simple and natural representation of his personality. His spontaneous, magnetic and natural elegance is tailor-made around his individuality.” 

The way Isaia clothing looks, on who wears it, is unique and obvious. Putting on any sport coat or suit made by the Neapolitan business will always leave a lasting impression. The Spring collection of 2016 brings in plenty of color and pattern to make the most out of the summer.  

The brand shares a similar belief as we do: “The brand’s success is due to its ability to reinterpret the concept of history and to combine tradition with innovation, the sartorial culture of needle and thread with cutting-edge technologies, while constantly innovating its style”. 

That’s what we believe in at Utah Woolen Mills and that’s why Isaia is a perfect match for us from its style to its history.

Max Mara | City Creek Center | Salt Lake City, Utah

MaxMara is one of our star designers here in the Utah Woolen Mills women’s department.  Although the company was founded in 1951 by Achille Maramotti in Reggio Emilia, Italy, we only incorporated his timeless fashion into our store about two years ago.  Achille Maramotti had been designing fashion for 4 years already when he decided to grace the world with his talent- a decision that we are eternally grateful for.  The business today is still with the Maramotti family, being run by his two sons: Luigi and Ignazio, and his daugher: Ludovica.  This is a brand that started off promising fashion forward clothing of the highest quality, and has maintained that promise ever since

We love MaxMara here for exactly what Mr. Maramotti promised since the inception of his company.  No matter what pieces from his collections we bring into the store, we know that we will be getting the best quality with classic lines.  Even with these guarantees, though,  It is common for customers to worry that they won’t find an outfit for the occasion they need, that they will buy something which will quickly go out of style, that their purchase won’t be worth the amount they spent, or even that the classic style will be too boring for them.  All of these concerns, however, are for naught.

The greatest qualities about the MaxMara brand are the timeless styles, the diversity, and again- the quality.  It is because of these that we adamantly assure our customers that they have nothing to fret over when it comes to shopping in this brand.  As for the items going out of style- highly unlikely.  From pencil skirts to A-line dresses, MaxMara designs clothing that has been in style for decades and will continue to be in style for decades- or even centuries- to come.  Now if the worry is finding something for an occasion, or that the styles will be TOO classic, there is a solace for that as well.  This collection ranges from rain coats to formal dresses, and everything inbetween.  The best part is the fact that a fair amount of whimsical and fun is mingled with the elegant and classic- including pencil skirts with two different patterns between the front and the back, islet A-line skirts with a beautiful spring garden print, palm leaves on dresses and tops, peterpan collars, and pants with “Bonjour” and “Bonsoir” as the print.  All of which, when treated correctly, will remain a staple in closets for decades.  

Santoni Shoes | Salt Lake City, Utah | City Creek


Excellence is a habit, not an accident. It is taking the time to put your best foot forward everyday, in every situation. It is the foundation to success and a good life. At Utah Woolen Mills, we are here to help you build that foundation and put your best foot, or perhaps shoe, forward. That shoe is Santoni.

Born out of the Marche, a bourgeoning area of Italy on the Adriatic Coast, Santoni was founded by Andrea and Rosa Santoni in 1975. While other manufacturers of the era would pride themselves on quantity, Santoni was focused staunchly on quality. Every process is overseen with impeccable quality control. Each leather is selected and inspected by a backlit magnifying lens, where only the finest are kept. Truly hand stitched and as close to bespoke as a shoe could get, they exemplify Italian craftsmanship. It is commitment to quality that keeps this family owned business on the forefront of men’s fashion.

What is most striking though, is the depth of color. By hiring artists and art students to individually paint each shoe, you are ensured a truly singular pair. The crocodile skin is especially stunning, with care taken to shade and outline each scale. Very few companies would take the time! These details are subtle, but even from a distance you can tell there is a magic in Santoni. The leathers have an almost HD effect, ensuring you will turn heads as you go about your day. 

Here at Utah Woolen Mills we are proud to carry the Santoni line. Like Santoni, we pride ourselves on carrying only the finest, on classic construction, and on being fashion forward. They are the perfect compliment to a well tailored suit, a sport coat with slacks, or paired down with denim and a polo. They are a wonderful foundation to your wardrobe, and dressing well is an excellent habit to have.

Kiton | City Creek Center | Salt Lake City, Utah

When I say the phrase 24 hours, you might think of the length of a day or a week at a part-time job. I think of Kiton. That is the minimum number of hours it takes to make one jacket, by hand, in the Kiton factory. Painstakingly sewn, each jacket is as much a work of art as the clothes on your back. For those privileged enough to try one on, you will know just what I mean.

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Starting in 1956, fifth generation fabric merchant Ciro Paone co-founded Kiton with Antonio Carola. In 1968 the brand launched and is currently run by Antonio Paone and Antonio De Matteis, nephews of Ciro. Since their humble beginnings, they now employ over 350 tailors, the majority of which are younger than 40. In a world of fast, disposable fashion, it is a good sign that they are sticking around.

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Keeping in line with their origins as a fabric merchant, they have some of the most limited textiles in the industry. Woven in their own factory of Lanificio Carlo Barbera, Only 17 suits or 22 jackets can be made out of any given fabric, making sure you will never blend in with the crowd. It is this exclusivity, and the immense amount of time needed that upholds their motto The best of the best plus one.

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Starting at $7495 for a sport coat, they are the premier designer we carry. At the upper end of their tailoring you have the K-50 line, taking a single tailor 50 hours to produce. For the right price, you can even have a master tailor fly to you for the bespoke process. Exquisite is an understatement!Next chance you have, come on down and try one. You will know in an instant that somebody took the time to make it right. It is a rare thing in this world, and an experiencewe are excited to share.

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Brioni | Salt Lake City, Utah

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Brioni, the venerable Italian menswear maker, is named for an archipelago off the Croatian coast frequented by Europe’s rich and famous in the first decades of the 20th century the brand still bespeaks money, power, and success, having won a passionate following among CEOs, movie stars, and assorted world leaders.

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Founded in 1945 in Rome by master tailor Nazareno Fonticoli and businessman Gaetano Savini, Brioni sought from the start to challenge conventional fashion. It introduced innovative color palettes, and fabrics, and staged the menswear industry’s first fashion show, in 1952, at the Pitti Palace in Florence. The brand announced its arrival in the U.S. in 1964 by draining the fountains at New York’s Waldorf-Astoria hotel and transforming them into a runway.

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In Brioni you find the most most precious fibers in all the world. If you want to have the best of the best look no further. With the suits gong from $6,900 to even a $17,000 with a super-210 wool. They are the company that has 220 steps and more than 24 hours of effective workmanship.

Brioni is a deeply rooted family. If you want to look the best. Then look no further, CEO, movie stars, and so many world leaders. The brand will always speak power, success, and money. Power is something men love to have. What Brioni does they speak power with what you wear. If you want something you can wear in a meeting or just walking around downtown Brioni is a must. With how much business men love to speak with power and authority it is a must to wear what you say.

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With how I have seen men dress we all want something that is the best and that will last. With the super-210 wool that is what you will get! The price tag is much less in the future with how much you will get out of it. If you want to be the best of the best wear best of the best.