The opening credits and scene of Saturday Night Fever (1977) sees 19-year-old Tony Manero strutting along a street in Brooklyn holding a can of paint in one hand and two slices of pizza in the other. He wears a classic seventies outfit; a red collared shirt opened at the neck, a black leather jacket, black pants, a gold chain and heeled boots. While the movie itself was for its time and hasn’t aged well imo, the opening scene did stay with me long after. For Tony’s character it resembles a sort of egotistic arrogance, but it does capture an attitude and confidence from someone who cares about clothes. The height of a heel, the cut of a trouser, the length of a chain necklace; all put together with a precision bordering on obsession, and a testament to the disco era. It’s the feeling I wanted to create when I found a high-shine silver suiting to use in the next Pantalon Issue: Moonlight. 

A bold update to the Pantalon wardrobe, the Moonlight fabric is a lightweight suiting blend comprised of 83% wool and 17% lurex. You can expect a similar cut to the Pantalon modern trouser and Istilo mini skirt. Slight updates have been made to the original patterns to adjust to the fit of the new fabric, but the overall look is identical. The fabric has been purchased in two rolls and will be made into a limited run of the Pantalon trouser and a mini skirt. The Moonlight pieces have been designed to be worn as a statement that separates a look with everything classic you already own – simple tops to blazers and coats. The Moonlight suiting represents the spirit of dressing for oneself without compromise. 

We’re working on campaign imagery in the coming weeks and will share once the pieces are available for pre order. As a small and slow fashion business in a world of fast and cheap fashion, taking pre orders helps us manage operations with our artisans; patternmakers, cutters and makers who are all local small businesses themselves. So thank you for being here and caring about the small things.

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