by Paul Stewart
Italians have long been known for their meticulous attention to detail and craftsmanship in everything from fine dining to high-end automobiles. But does the same standard of quality apply to suits? Piero Pavone, founder and CEO of Sartoria dei Duchi, a fast-rising men’s bespoke formal wear brand, believes this to be gospel.
Quality and craftsmanship are the watchwords when it comes to Italian suits. Italians have long been known for their attention to detail, and suits are no exception. Italian suits are renowned for their superior fit, quality, and style, thanks to the finest fabrics and expert tailoring. An Italian suit is sure to make an impression, whether you’re looking for a timeless classic or a modern statement piece. Italian suits offer the ideal combination of fashion and function, with a variety of styles, colors, and fits. Anyone can find an Italian suit that will become a staple in their wardrobe for years to come with a little research and care.
A Brief History of Bespoke
The suit’s origins can be traced back to the 17th century in London. The first suits, dubbed “Sloane Rangers,” were worn by the English upper class. The Sloane Ranger was a three-piece suit consisting of a waistcoat, coat, and trousers, and made of high-quality fabrics perfectly tailored to fit the body. It quickly became popular in London and spread throughout Europe, with Italy among the first to embrace the style.
London tailors did not face competition until the 1920s when Italy became another significant bespoke centre. Piero expounds, “The history of modern bespoke begins in the 20th century.” “London is where it’s at, but for the average Joe, these are off-limits. In Italian culture, class is not important; what matters most is one’s personal sense of style.”
Atri’s Sartoria dei Duchi is an Italian tailoring house known for producing some of the finest suits on the market. Focusing on craftsmanship and quality, the company has established itself as a go-to source for luxury suiting, and they’ve done so by using only the best fabrics available. In particular, Sartoria dei Duchi uses Loro Piana and also Caccioppoli and Piacenza for their suits.
Loro Piana is a world-renowned Italian fabric mill that has been producing high-quality fabrics for over two centuries. With an eye for detail and an unwavering commitment to excellence, the company has emerged as a market leader in the luxury fabric market, producing some of the world’s finest wool, cashmere, and vicuna fabrics.
Sartoria dei Duchi trusts Loro Piana fabric because of the company’s commitment to sustainability, in addition to its top-notch quality. Loro Piana has a long history of environmental stewardship, ensuring that their fabrics are produced responsibly.
The company is dedicated to sustainable production and has put processes in place to reduce the environmental impact of their products. Loro Piana uses certified sustainable fibers such as cotton and wool, and whenever possible, fabric scraps and trimmings are recycled. They also use low-impact dyes and non-hazardous chemical-free materials.
Loro Piana is also passionate about animal welfare. The company only uses wool sourced ethically from sheep raised in accordance with the highest animal welfare standards.
Made in Atri with Pride
Piero recognizes the value of master tailors in creating bespoke suits for his clients. To assure his clients of the highest quality suits possible, he only hires local master tailors from the area of Atri, Italy, a small town in the Abruzzo region that has long been home to master tailors.
“When it comes to creating a bespoke suit, a master tailor’s skill and attention to detail are essential. A master tailor’s experience and expertise allow them to create a suit that is perfectly tailored to the client’s body shape and style. This is something that neither a novice tailor nor a machine can accomplish,” he reiterates.
Atri’s master tailors understand the craftsmanship involved in creating a bespoke suit and are able to bring out the best in every design. Each piece of the suit is hand-cut, basted, and stitched by hand, ensuring that the suit is of the highest quality and truly unique.
The world is ready for bespoke suits
Sartoria dei Duchi suits are a must-have for any gentleman because Italian craftsmanship is renowned for its attention to detail and the quality of the finished product. All of these elements combine with Piero’s genius and leadership to produce a product of unrivaled quality and style, making Sartoria dei Duchi a sought-after brand not just in Italy but also in Singapore, Saudi Arabia, and London.
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