Santillo1970 – was founded in 1970 as the result of a strong passion for handmade shirt which has been handed down from generation to generation. Nowadays the company’s aim is to preserve the ancient tailoring tradition and properly for this reason Santillo 1970 is still a family-run business: in addition to the founder and tailor Angela, her daughter (Annaluce), two sons , two embroiderers and three cutters and pattern makers cooperate to create Santillo “Masterpiece” Shirts. Across the years, part of the management of the company has passed from the parents to the children all of whom have projected it into the future by carrying their creations to a higher level. They’ve accomplished this by setting up their own online shop, by carefully studying the different markets and by actively collaborating with numerous established international buyers. The result is their showroom in Milan, which showcases Santillo creations to international markets. This has meant that now one can admire and purchase Santillo wear in New York and Tokyo, as well as in many foremost European capitals.
Santillo is actively present on all the major social networks which makes it possible to personally interact with the team, enter into the Santillo world and take in all of that which renders their work unique. Santillo 1970 produces bespoke as well as ready-to-wear products which are completely hand-made and stand out for their fit high-end fabric and the High Italian Craftmanship. These models, collars and fabrics have been accurately reproduced only changing the spinning count, that once was “single spun” and today is “two ply”, in order to highlight the quality and brightness of linen and poplin fabrics’ colours. The hand-cut and hand-restitched shirts are characterized by 4mm asymmetric sterling Australian mother-of-pearl buttons and the variety of buttons’ shape itself brings out the hand-made sewing of every single button). Once the sides have been sewn, the restitching of the armhole is realized with a famous method known as Santillo’s “punto a barchetta”, in order to enhance the fabric’s softness and strenght in the most stressed point of the shirt.
In the club house or in ‘hotels in major Italian and European cities for the political businessmen or professionals who want to conveniently order dresses or shirts, and be guided in their choice of exclusive garment. The customer will be achieved by an attendant who will think to bring with you all the style and Santillo experience to illustrate differences in tissues and advise the best depending on the occasion. With the complicity of the expert involved, the first step will be careful taking the steps, and then continue with the choice of the model, its slowness, dell’aplomb. The best of fabrics and expert tailors skills for a result that will not only doubt.