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Posted on: July 24, 2017

Inspiration Everywhere

While our Empire State design bares a striking resemblance and is named after the great building, the inspiration for the design actually comes from something else!

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Created between 1800 and 1900, this Bakhtiari “tuxedo” of sorts, is worn specifically by men for wedding ceremonies. This, not the Empire State building, serves as the inspiration to our architectural Empire State design.  The vest is woven entirely by hand consisting of wool with cotton stitching.

While new productions exist today showcasing similar styles and silhouettes, to find an original in good condition is extremely rare and difficult. We’re very lucky to have the one we do in our showroom!

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Here’s a look at a few of the different versions of this design we’ve done.

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We love this architectural design so much that our designer, Bahram Shabahang, decided to create a simplified outline version of this design called Excelsior.

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We hope you enjoy this Art Deco and architectural design as much as we do!

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