How is our handmade products crafted? That’s the question we asked ourselves when we jumped on an early morning flight to Naples late February to visit some of our suppliers.
What is Neapolitan tailoring?
Before we start, let us explain the Neapolitan way of tailoring. The heritage of Neapolitan
tailoring dates back to 1351, but let’s make a jump to the 1930’s; a time when Neapolitan tailoring was mostly of the heavy, padded English ancestry. Then Vincenzo Attolini, the former cutter at Rubinacci, decided to remove the jackets’ shoulder pads and heavy inner lining to create a product that was light, airy and suitable for the warmer climate of the area. The jackets were lightweight and could be folded as many times as a sheet of paper with the feel and comfort of a shirt. This was the birth of “Sartoria di Napoli”.