When we talk about a hand-tailored suit, we immediately think of an Italian art form, developed by Italian tailors thanks to the talent, the genius and the skill of the masters of cutting and sewing.
Tailor-made suits, an expression of uniqueness
The fundamental element, the first real starting point when it comes to tailor-made suits and distinguishing them from a ready-made suit, is the custom pattern, created by representatives of Italian tailoring, compared to the standard working criteria used by fashion houses.
Another obvious difference consists in the work that sets the product apart: on the one hand, the gestures and the manual activities performed by Italian tailors as opposed to the mass production typical of the manufacturing industry.
In this case, we do not wish to pass judgement on which of the two types of work is best.
But one thing is certain: in the standard styles of handmade production, Italian tailors have acquired undisputed mastery. Of course, the UK, the United States and Germany all have excellent tailoring within their respective markets, but none of these has mastered the art of making fine clothing quite so perfectly as Italian tailoring.
In fact, Italian tailors are the best at knowing how to carefully dose the influence of the fashion trends and customisation through the needle and thread, masterfully recreating, each time, the charm that has always imbued the handmade suit.
This is precisely what makes Italian tailoring unique. The fact that it does not frantically search for effect and does not use, for example, machines capable of imitating a hand stitch, because it is simply a profession, an art they already possess and that no technical tool is able to imitate perfectly.
A love for tailored fabrics
When customers walk into the shops of Italian tailors, they are inspired by the atmosphere of the environment, becoming fascinated by the fabric display racks, the rich collection bunches and catalogues of fashion plates. It is unlikely they will want to return to a more industrial and impersonal kind of production.
It is not scepticism, much less an outright rejection of a technological progress; it is simply the pleasure of watching the creation, step by step, of a small masterpiece in a place where things have remained unchanged over time. All this, and much more, represents Italian tailoring.
For more detailed information, please refer to the full article “Carnet dialogues with Italian tailors” on Carnet, an authoritative source in the field of fabrics.