A Look at the Italian Approach to Tailoring

Italian Sartorial Traditions: A Look at the Italian Approach to Tailoring

What is Sartorial?

Sartorial comes from Sartoriale, which comes from Sarto. Sarto is the Italian term for a tailor. Sartoriale is the essence of tailoring and Neapolitan tailoring. It is the continued tradition of creating clothing by hand and taking care with every stitch made. 2Men stocks only the highest quality Sartorial brands in the world.


The world of men's fashion is incomplete without discussing the Italian sartorial tradition. Known for its unparalleled craftsmanship, attention to detail, and elegant designs, Italian tailoring has become synonymous with luxury and the epitome of classic menswear. In this article, we dive deep into the Italian approach to tailoring and explore some of the best Italian tailoring houses, the unique Neapolitan style, and the exquisite and sportif brands offered by our store.

Some highlights of this article include:

  • A brief history of Italian tailoring
  • Unraveling the Neapolitan style of tailoring
  • Exploring prominent Italian tailoring houses such as Kiton and Cesare Attolini
  • A look at luxury sportif brands like Santoni and Premiata
  • The competitive pricing of the most exquisite Italian brands

I. The History of Italian Tailoring

The Italian tailoring tradition dates back hundreds of years, with the first master tailors emerging during the Renaissance era. These artisans were highly skilled, creating custom-made garments for the wealthy and powerful. Italian tailors specialized in creating clothes that were not only functional and comfortable but also visually stunning, reflecting the high status of their clients.

As Italy's reputation for exceptional tailoring grew, so did the demand for its creations, with people from all over Europe seeking the finest Italian suits and garments. Over time, the Italian tailoring industry evolved, and various regional styles emerged, each with its distinctive characteristics.

II. The Neapolitan Style

One such regional style that has gained worldwide recognition is the Neapolitan style of tailoring. Originating from Naples, this style is characterized by its soft construction, lightweight fabrics, and natural shoulders, which make for incredibly comfortable and stylish garments.

Neapolitan tailoring is perhaps most famous for its "sprezzatura" – a term used to describe the effortless elegance that comes with wearing a well-made Italian suit. This sprezzatura is achieved through the use of minimal padding, unstructured jackets, and a relaxed fit that allows for freedom of movement.

III. Italian Tailoring Houses

While there are countless talented tailors and craftsmen in Italy, some names have stood out over the years for their exceptional work, setting the bar for what Italian tailoring should look like. Two such brands that we are proud to carry in our store are Kiton and Cesare Attolini.

A. Kiton

Founded in 1956 by master tailor Ciro Paone, Kiton has become a symbol of unparalleled quality and timeless elegance. The company prides itself on using only the finest materials, such as cashmere, vicuna, and silk, and employing skilled artisans to create garments that embody the essence of Italian luxury.

At our store, we offer a range of Kiton products, from suits and blazers to shirts and pants. Each piece showcases the brand's commitment to excellent craftsmanship and refined design.

B. Cesare Attolini

Cesare Attolini is another brand that has become synonymous with the finest Italian tailoring. Founded in 1930 by Vincenzo Attolini, the company has been at the forefront of the Neapolitan tailoring tradition, combining old-world techniques with modern innovations to create garments that are both timeless and contemporary.

Our store offers a curated selection of Cesare Attolini products, including suits, overcoats, and shirts, all displaying the meticulous craftsmanship and attention to detail that has made the brand a favorite among discerning gentlemen.

IV. Luxury Sportif Brands

In addition to classic tailoring houses, Italy is also home to some exceptional sportif brands that offer a stylish and comfortable alternative to traditional suits and garments. At our store, we have carefully selected some of the best luxury sportif brands in Italy, including Santoni and Premiata.

A. Santoni

Santoni, founded in 1975 by Andrea Santoni, is renowned for its exquisite handcrafted footwear. Combining traditional Italian craftsmanship with contemporary design, Santoni provides a unique blend of style and comfort for the modern gentleman.

Our store is proud to carry a selection of Santoni sneakers that showcase the brand's commitment to quality, innovation, and sophistication. These stylish sneakers are perfect for those who appreciate the finer things in life and wish to express their individuality through their footwear.

B. Premiata

Premiata is another luxury sportif brand that has gained recognition for its innovative designs and superior quality. Founded in 1991 by Graziano Mazza, the brand has been redefining the concept of luxury footwear by combining cutting-edge technology with traditional Italian craftsmanship.

We offer a variety of Premiata sneakers that perfectly embody the brand's distinctive style and commitment to excellence. These sneakers are a fantastic addition to any wardrobe and are sure to make a statement wherever you go.

V. Competitive Pricing for Exquisite Brands

One of the many reasons customers choose our store is because of our competitive pricing on some of the most sought-after Italian brands in the world. We believe that luxury should be accessible to everyone, which is why we strive to offer the best prices on our carefully curated selection of Italian tailoring houses and sportif brands.

We invite you to explore our collection of exquisite Italian garments and experience the unparalleled craftsmanship and timeless elegance of Italian sartorial tradition for yourself.

VI. Conclusion

Italian tailoring has long been considered the pinnacle of men's fashion, and for good reason. With its rich history, distinctive regional styles, and an unwavering commitment to quality and craftsmanship, Italian tailoring has set the standard for luxury menswear.

Our store is proud to offer a selection of the finest Italian tailoring houses, including Kiton and Cesare Attolini, as well as luxury sportif brands such as Santoni and Premiata. With our competitive pricing and extensive range of exquisite garments, you can experience the Italian sartorial tradition at its finest.

Whether you're a seasoned connoisseur of Italian menswear or just getting started on your journey into the world of luxury fashion, we invite you to explore our collection and discover the Italian approach to tailoring.

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This article was originally written by Piergiuseppe Castiello in Italian - it was then translated by an expert translator to bring it into the English speaking world. Piergiuseppe is the owner of Porcamo SRL - and is also the founder of IsuiT.