BY HUGO JACOMET
In the world of fashion, Italy is the Mount Everest of men's style. London may have Savile Row, Paris its luxury industries, and New York Madison Avenue, but none possesses the true essence of Italian elegance.
Beyond its global fashion brands, the soul of Italian style is found in the workshops and boutiques of the established masters and artisans who for generations have created the finest menswear on the planet.
Industry insider and respected sartorialist Hugo Jacomet is one of Europe's most knowledgeable commentators on men's fashion.
This lavish guide is the result of over two years spent traveling the length and breadth of Italy, from the foothills of the Alps to the islands of Sicily, documenting the craftsmanship behind Italy's most elegant gentlemen.
From Renaissance fabric mills to the world-famous sartorias, from international brands to family-run businesses, over fifty houses from across the country are celebrated for their unique style and commitment to upholding timeless Italian traditions. Exquisite photographs by Lyle Roblin, commissioned specially for this book, reveal the passion and zeal of the country's finest fabric merchants, tailors, producers and boutique-owners.
This richly illustrated journey uncovers the rarely seen producers of true Italian style, essential reading for the modern gentleman and all those who appreciate the beauty of a bespoke suit, the quality of a hand-welted shoe, the luxury of hand-made gloves, or the flamboyant panache of a seven-fold silk tie.
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