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 ...

Washington, D.C. shopping guide, part I.

Washington, D.C. shopping guide, part I.

Guest post by Grant Harris of Image Granted. Streets of Georgetown 1254 Wisconsin Ave. NW Washington, DC 20007 When Joseph Abboud sold his namesake label to become chief designer for HMX Group, the largest manufacturer of tailored menswear in the country, he worked with HMX CEO Doug Williams to open Streets concept stores in select ...

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 ...

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 ...