earning also and above all passes through experience, action, in a continuous interaction with the customer.
The tailor makes the garment, but the type of garment he builds, his ability to understand and distinguish fabrics, the development of his taste, sensitivity and perception makes him a true tailor.
Much of our AUTUMN WINTER 2020-21 2020 collection includes an always interesting formula to follow: formal, classic, that respects and follows the most ancient tradition, but constantly evolved, aiming for new creative perspectives, adding originality to the design.
Consequently, the Bespoke customization program is very extensive: in this regard it is impossible to say exactly how many models of collar are present now but each can be realized in different sizes and with any type of construction.
The research into the models and the skills of the craftsmen in the projectual phase is remarkable, new creative impulses arise from a technical curiosity, perhaps quite naturally, through experimentation in design and materials. This is also determined by the passion of our customers and requires both the procurement of materials (procedure which apparently it may seem cheap) and also the design research of new forms.
At the same time, thinking about the proportions we have tried to imagine an evocative element that equally it could also specifically connect to particular moments of the day and to our territory.
So we focused attention on a small and simple moment, a secular tradition of one of the world’s most popular drinks, finds a charm in Italy that makes it a philosophy of life. A classic but versatile rite, a pause of pleasure, something that is part of the deepest mediterranean identity.
Whether it’s the moka in the morning, up to the Irish or the martini in the evening, a coffee is the best way to instill positive energy and celebrate the Italian style.
ESPRESSO BADGE: at this model we owe for the birth of this series of creations already included in the previous “formalover” Santillo collection, a Birdseye where softness and brightness are result of a resistant and flexible cotton of an iconic fabric proposed in exclusive in this version with the most spaced structure to be soft and bright over the time. An effervescent classic inspired by the elegance and Italian taste of the “Roaring Twenties”: Totò, De sica, Agnelli, Mastroianni, where white and sky blue prevail.
FOR YOUR ESPRESSO ONLY is the name of collection, in correlation with a latest garment featured
by a classic poplin fabric revisited in a new cotton, more full-bodied like sensation but silky and subtle in equal measure.
The collar derives from the Italian formal model, raised enough to allow a perfect proportion with or without a jacket and enhance the neck of the men who wear it, its shape renewed in this new soft version with tips accentuated up to 10 cm in length, ideal whit jacquard ties more structured also, confer it a superb elegance. Moreover Its soft cuffs oblique squared presents one button but with height slightly increased to 7,5 cm.
The classic Neapolitan fit formal expression of vivacity, naturalness and versatility rethought with small British notes thanks an important detail like the application of a tab that gives a harvest and stylish look to shirt called ESPRESSO NEVER DIES, suited during all four season with a three piece suit and untipped ties or vintage.
The ESPRESSO CLUB presents a micro chevron with a special construction made exclusively for Santillo: it’s crafted of the finest super-beaten cotton to enhance the texture and shine, while remaining thin and solid to the touch to always maintain a compact and clean shape.
Its renewed club collar created in a version with point length very pronounced and very rounded tips is combined with soft rounded cuffs.
MULBERRY STREET: Apparently realized with a classic fabric, this shirt in double twisted cotton is actually made of the traditional poplin from the 60’s, with close spread and extractable sticks. A lustre and delicate feel to the touch make them ideal for stylish outfits in any time of the day or evening.
This take turns to the new cult colors of men’s elegance like pale magenta LORD FITZROY, micro houndstooth turmeric BEAUFORT, full-bodied cavalry and robust herringbone.
Other examples are fabrics that undergo very few finishing processes, many of which have disappeared from the men’s wardrobe, single-yarn, raw, which do not undergo mechanical interventions. Different flannels of exclusive blends make up the new collection RADICI PATRIMONIO 1970 made in all its most captivating motifs: tattersall check, plaid check and madras in a rich mix of colors for exalt the high quality of yarn; in addition also elephant corduroy and a rare combination of wool-cotton Donegal, slightly brushed.
If you know how to appreciate a good coffee and wear a shirt, especially white, you will always be judged as people of good taste, style-conscious and respectful Gentleman traditions.