Passaggio Cravatte–Q+A with founder Gianni Cerutti

Passaggio Cravatte–Q+A with founder Gianni Cerutti

Posted by on May 24, 2012 in Men's Clothing | No Comments

Guest post by Grant Harris Gianni Cerutti is a passionate Italian craftsman using his talents to create handmade seven-fold ties in the heart of his home country. Styleforum recently featured Sette Neckwear in our D.C. Shopping Guide, and after talking with them for the SF10 event, they are highly recommended. However, options are among man’s ...

Sartoria Formosa, Napoli.

Sartoria Formosa, Napoli.

Posted by on May 2, 2012 in Men's Clothing | 2 Comments

Sartoria Formosa has perhaps one of the best reputations in Naples. The tailoring house is tucked away in the same courtyard as E&G Cappelli, right on Via Cavallerizza, between Via Mille and Via Cavallerizza. It’s a small, woody courtyard–not a lot of foot traffic. However, the workmanship brings its own clientele, and people throughout Naples ...

Shopping Naples: Magnifique.

Shopping Naples: Magnifique.

Posted by on Apr 2, 2012 in Men's Clothing | One Comment

There’s English Style and then there’s English Style, and located just a few steps away from London House is Magnifique, a store with a real Anglo sensibility about it. Magnifique is a small but densely packed shop that has been on via Filangieri for nearly 50 years. Inside, an entire wall of neatly stacked cashmere ...

A visit to Panico, Naples, part II

A visit to Panico, Naples, part II

Posted by on Mar 22, 2012 in Men's Clothing | 2 Comments

See also part I of Derek’s piece on Panico. If you know your way around, some of the best food can be had in Naples. Our dinner with Antonio Panico, for example, took place at Pizzeria Mattozzi, a modest restaurant located just a short walk from Rubinacci. I was actually there earlier that day, but ...

Shopping Naples: Milord.

Shopping Naples: Milord.

Posted by on Mar 5, 2012 in Men's Clothing | No Comments

Most of the good shopping in Naples is done in the seaside district of Chiaia. Here are your bespoke tailors, high-end tie makers, and ready-to-wear luxury brand shops. As you can imagine, most of this stuff is pretty expensive. There are a few affordable spots, however. One of them is Milord, which has been in ...

A visit to Cilento, Naples.

A visit to Cilento, Naples.

Posted by on Feb 26, 2012 in Men's Clothing | 9 Comments

  Cilento is the oldest men’s store in Naples, possibly even all of Italy. Like many good things in Naples, it’s not something you’d easily come across unless you knew what you were looking for. It’s outside of the main shopping districts and close to some government buildings. Nonetheless, it’s quite well known to the ...

A visit to Rubinacci, Naples.

A visit to Rubinacci, Naples.

Posted by on Feb 21, 2012 in Men's Clothing | 4 Comments

Mention Rubinacci to any tailor in Italy and proper deference is paid, which is impressive given how much petty sniping there can be in the trade. Gennaro Rubinacci founded the company in 1932. “It actually began as a joke,” Mariano Rubinacci told me on my recent visit to Naples. “But of course, we take our ...

A visit to E. Marinella, Naples.

A visit to E. Marinella, Naples.

Posted by on Feb 20, 2012 in Men's Clothing | 2 Comments

By Derek Guy, correspondent at large   E. Marinella’s shop is quite small. It looks out across the park towards the waterfront and its entrance is framed with imported English wood and Calabrian green marble. As soon as you walk in, there is a wrought-iron Liberty-style chandelier that hangs above your head and wooden display ...