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Cesare Attolini

Jill Newman

In the 1930s, tailor Vincenzo Attolini created the deconstructed jacket—defined by a soft shoulder, high armhole, and light fabrics—that set the standard for Neapolitan style. From a little tailor shop in Naples, Italy, the Attolini suit became a quiet status symbol among jetsetters with an appreciation for stylish tailoring and impeccable craftsmanship, and the ability to afford its $6,000 to $8,000 price tag. His son Cesare eventually renamed the company, and now two of Vincenzo’s grandsons, Massimiliano and Giuseppe, have opened Cesare Attolini’s first store outside Naples—on the corner of Madison Avenue and 67th Street in New York City.

 

While Cesare Attolini’s tailoring remains steeped in tradition, the Manhattan store has a modern design that emphasizes the exceptional fabrics and clothing on display. "I loved the space because it’s light and looks more like an atelier," Massimiliano says. The two-level boutique showcases the ready-to-wear collection, which includes smartly tailored suits, shirts, leather jackets, and hand-sewn denim. But the most loyal customers will request custom suits, which take eight to 10 weeks to construct in the Naples workshop where some 150 tailors cut and sew every garment the way Vincenzo did in the 1930s.

Cesare Attolini, 646.707.3006, www.cesareattolini.com

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