Spalla Camicia

We often mention the ”Spalla Camicia” style shoulder heads on a jacket, what’s the meaning of this?

First things first, the translation of the Italian ”Spalla Camicia” is Shirt Shoulder and clarify the style of insertion of the sleeve with the shoulder part of a jacket.

This style of tailoring is typical for the traditional Neapolitan style where you often combine it with a soft constructed shoulder. To be specific, when the sleeve is attached to the more narrow shoulder it creates the look of the sleeve that run underneath it, just like on a shirt, and creates a more or less creased finish.

You'll often find this style of shoulders on the jackets of Cesare Attolini and Orazio Luciano.


Spalla Camicia Gabucci Cesare Attolini