Interesting Facts

Bleachers: i.e. the "Grannies" of today's shirtmakers. Till the mid-1800s they were, within the Dressmakers' Guild, the experts whose task it was not just to produce shirts and blouses but to also wash and iron them.

Sartoria artigianale tramandata da generazioni

Monogram: a refined shirt complement which must be embroidered on the front left, 12-15cm above the waistline, in a contrasting colour (preferably blue) if the shirt is in linen or cotton, or the same colour if the shirt is in silk.

Monogrammi ed iniziali ricamate a mano

Two dozen: according to contemporary "arbiter elegantiarum", this is the right number of shirts a refined man should keep in his wardrobe.

Camicie uomo: classe e stile made in Italy