More than 25 years after the inauguration of the new workshop, Cesare Attolini is a tailor’s shop that is very Italian and international at the same time, with garments that are exclusively “handmade” produced in its workshops. A hotbed of style, turned to by men from all over the world wanting to ensure the character of their elegance remains exclusive. A workshop of timeless elegance, where creativity and wisdom come together in a union that is prodigious to say the least. A place where the word luxury is a verb, an active word, alive, not meaning ostentation but rather a unique, intense, discreet experience based on shared values. Significant customisation in particular.
The style narrative that Cesare Attolini is presenting for Fall-Winter 2017/2018 gives full expression to all the meaningful, distinctive values that have always been essential elements of the brand’s cultural matrix. The savoir faire passed down from generation to generation, from the creation of the first unstructured jacket by Vincenzo Attolini in 1930 that came to be known over the decades as the “Neapolitan style”, has been nourished by an invaluable heritage of artisan skills thanks to the creative genius of Cesare Attolini and an idea of timeless elegance, revived season after season by Massimiliano and Giuseppe Attolini.
Attolini is synonymous with Neapolitan tailoring, and their grandfather and father wrote some important chapters in the history of this prestigious school of Italian expert craftsmanship. They represent the third generation of the family and we know that this is a legacy to be cherished, a heritage of skills that they cannot lose, but that, on the contrary, they must continue ceaselessly to enhance.
And today, 130 tailors - each dedicated to performing a single step - use only scissors, thimbles, needles and thread to produce 50 entirely handmade jackets and suits per day, made of finest Scottish, English, Irish and Italian yarns, from the highest quality wools to the purest cashmeres. It takes 25 to 30 hours to make a suit and each of them has a little handcrafted details fine-tuned over the decades by Vincenzo Attolini