The most important Florentine signatures of bespoke tailoring
Men's and women's suits, tailored shirts and handcrafted prêt-à-porter. #ichoosemadeinitaly
What could be more perfect than a tailored suit? Thought out, designed and built to follow your figure and your style in an impeccable way... Where?
The art of tailoring and its Florentine temples we reveal them to you! Remember: #ioscelgomadeintuscany
Via Romana, 62r
ph. +39 055 2286482
Creating things by hand is a passion deeply rooted in Giuliana Becattini, a born-and-bred Florentine and fashion designer, who started an atelier in the Oltrarno area in 2011, where she designs unique spare-styled female clothing. Handmade clothing with a contemporary appeal, for a stylish everyday look but, at the same time, owing to the use of fine, 100% natural and made-in-Italy (if not made-in-Florence) fabrics, some of which are even reversible, easily pairable also on special occasions. Each garment is customizable in every way, from details such as the pockets, to the choice of fabric and color.
Liverano e Liverano sartoria
Via dei Fossi, 43r
ph. +39 055 2396436
“Many today speak about tailoring without knowing too much about this craft, the most beautiful in the world. It takes me 70 hours to finish a piece, and I don’t use a machine for the overcast stitching. My jackets, for example, have just one pleat. The shoulder is sloped, the seams are backstitched, the sleeves have no wrinkles or creases and the sleeve head is rounded and in line with the shoulder.” These are the words of Antonio Liverano, a traditional tailor. Only he cuts the fabrics and takes the measurements, working 15-16 hours per day bent over a tailoring table, adhering still today to the principles of the old Florentine school. His clients include the most well-known men in the world of politics and economy.
Via degli Antinori, 5r
ph. +39 055 213668
Loretta Caponi opened her workshop and boutique in 1967. Since then, Caponi’s creations have graced the wardrobes of thousands of families, some famous, like the Rockefellers and Kennedys, others simply admirers of excellent quality. The 850 square-metre atelier, today managed by her daughter, Lucia Caponi, and grandson, Guido, is located in a beautiful Florentine palace and is home to more than 10,000 designs of men’s and women’s nightwear - bathrobes in linen, silk, cashmere and velvet for him; nightgowns in silk velvet, dévoré and georgette for her - as well as tablecloths, sponges, bedsheets, pillows, baby clothes and children’s pieces. Caponi also boasts ready-to-wear collections.
Via XX Settembre, 22
ph. +39 055 480804
The production of custom-made shirts is something of a family affair for Silvia and her husband Paolo Gennari, the business having been handed down for three generations. In this little artisan workshop you can watch all the stages of preparation and creation of a shirt: each one is crafted according to the tastes and requirements of the customer, who can choose not just the fabric and the model, but may also have it personalized with embroidered initials. The shirts are distinctive for their “Rose” logo and “Handmade in Florence” label, a guarantee of the very finest quality and of the provenance of the product.
Via di San Niccolò, 2
ph. +39 055 0460476
After creating a legacy of pure florentine craftsmanship and style, Vestrucci sets a modern definition of the complex aesthetics of this century’s Florentine gentleman, made of harmony and balance and tastefully highlighted by a few bold accents.
Simone Abbarchi - Made to measure
Borgo SS. Apostoli, 16
ph. +39 055 210552
In 1987, a top Florentine craftsman gave Simone Abbarchi the chance to learn the fundamentals of the art of bespoke shirt tailoring, from design to fabric selection and attention to finishes. The store opened in 1997. The golden rules are individual tailoring with a focus on wearability and comfort, choosing collars and cuffs, and selecting from among 4,000 fabrics. The shirt is cut and ready for fitting within 24 hours with mother-of-pearl buttons whose width is chosen by the customer. Shirts can be monogrammed, always by hand.