Adriano Cifonelli. When Arturo died in 1972, his son Adriano took over. He is one of the great underrated names of Parisian style, with Denis Colban of Charvet. Adriano lost the use of his legs in a car accident in 1977, but that did not deter him from perpetuating the very recognizable style established by his father. Today Adriano still works faithfully at his bench in the cutting workshop, keeping a watchful eye on his nephew Massimo and his son Lorenzo cutting hundreds of the finest suits in the world every year. Adriano Cifonelli is part of a generation of old school taciturn Italian tailors who rarely compliment the younger generation. Although Adriano is immensely proud of Lorenzo, who is now regarded as one of the greatest tailors and designers in the world. Bespoke: @cifonelli_official Author: @parisian_gentleman
During #pittiuomo, we had the joy to introduce one of our most prestigious projects so far : A Bespoke jacket crafted by @lorenzocifonelli which will be produced in only 15 exemplars for PG readers with the now famous Rugby Flannel by @drago_s.p.a . This worsted flannel is a formidable example of what modern luxury fabrics should be : *All natural (pure wool), *Unlike other mills, Drago uses NO synthetic add-on like elastane. *Exceptional technical features such as natural stretch for optimal comfort, wrinkle free + water, wine repellent and oil resistant. With this tailoring (literally art—look at the work on the lapels, the pockets, the button holes), Cifonelli and Drago may well have invented the most advanced traveling jacket available today in the world. This superlative jacket has been baptized « The Hugo » (please don’t comment on this in order to spare my blushes). For more info and to reserve one exemplar of your own, please DM here ASAP, as four jackets have been reserved already. #hugojacomet#lorenzocifonelli#parisiangentleman#dragospa#dragofabric#rugbyflannel#bespoketailoring#cifonelli#bespokejacket
Arturo Cifonelli. Cifonelli founded in 1880 in Rome by Giuseppe Cifonelli, the family business really took off by Giuseppe’s son Arturo, who remains one of the great geniuses of tailoring in the eyes of connoisseurs. In the early 20th century the Mecca of tailoring was London, and would be tailors flocked there to learn English techniques of cutting and sewing. It was only logical that young Arturo Cifonelli should learn his trade at the respectable Minister’s Cutter Academy in London. He returned to Italy with his degree in 1911, to take over the family business. In 1926, as Fascist boots were making themselves heard on the pavements of Rome and elsewhere in Italy, Arturo Cifonelli realized that his high society clientele would soon flee, and so decided to set up shop in Paris. The eponymous boutique opened in 1936 at 31 rue Marbeuf, establishing itself as one of the first houses of men’s clothing in the “ Golden Triangle “ of luxury shops and haute couture, a stone’s throw from the Champs-Elysées. Bespoke: @cifonelli_official Author: @parisian_gentleman . . . . . . #vickenkendir
#gansterandgentleman ----- #tbt with former French president Jacques Chirac (probably wearing a Cifonelli suit) and the non-less sulphurous Charles Pasqua, Mairie de Paris (Jacques was mayor of Paris at the time), 1986 ----- The Pasqua theorem: "When one is bothered by a case, it is necessary to raise a case in the case, and if necessary another case in the case of the case, until nobody understands nothing any more".