FrontRunners: Measuring Up

  • William Kissel

Orazio Luciano (305.569.9970) claims that his signature label handmade suits require more time and handwork than Kiton’s exclusive 50-hour K model. He ought to know: During the 20 years that he worked for Kiton he was one of the tailors who made the original K models.

Luciano left Kiton seven years ago to create his own collection, which has been distributed in Italy and Japan, and only recently, in the United States. The Neapolitan suitmaker, whose basic Super 150s wool suit starts at $3,500, has teamed with the owners of the newly formed Gruppo Artigianale of Coral Gables, Fla.

“The line is basically very classic, Neapolitan handmade clothing,” says Jorge Saez, Gruppo’s chief executive. “But it fits the American man,” he adds, taking a stab at the competition. The company plans to distribute the made-to-measure and custom suit collection by appointment in its showroom space in Coral Gables’ new Village of Merrick Park shopping plaza, until it establishes a network of retailers nationwide.

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