Tailors for Passion
A handful of men and women led by Enrico Manzo well twenty years ago together with Antonella De Rosa helped to grow and establish in a world that all men, style, class and elegance is considered an absolute icon of luxury.
Our belief is the continuing search for perfection made of small details, quirks of the oldest Neapolitan Tailoring tradition, our only guide in the research, and the development of products totally handmade and exclusively made for those people who are sensitive to style and elegance that want to distinguish themselves in the world.
Principe di Eleganza is one of the most important italian companies that manufactures clothing characterized by processes typical of the Neapolitan Tailoring. Together with other prestigious brands of the Neapolitan Tailoring born in 1351 in the church of Sant’Egidio to the market with the birth of the “Confraternita dei Sartori”, it represents the Neapolitan style in the world. All products which have the lowest common denominator craftsmanship made Hand make the articles produced richly detailed, unique and exclusive. The brand Principe di Eleganza expresses the synthesis of quality, of elegance, style, imagination.
Many people think that elegance is a gift, a talent, an innate quality, and this is partly true.
There are many people who know how to move, speak, communicate better than others, but no one is condemned to be vulgar.
Very often you can not trust the only instinct, elegance, simplicity, sobriety are arts that we learn and grow.
The history of the brand Principe di Eleganza is a rich history of tradition and a huge craft heritage that goes back strictly to the Neapolitan Tailoring School.
A story of pride for the old traditions, of industrious hands always struggling with scissors, fabrics and needles.
Hours and hours of hard work in search of perfection, of the details that make one a chief, rewarded by the taste and satisfaction of seeing its articles worn by many people around the world.
Principe di Eleganza is the quintessential example of Robe Neapolitan Tailoring in the highest expression, exclusively handmade from the first to the last stage of processing.
No two the same clothes, is to be referred to as “Ready to Made,” which ones “Custom”, which in those Bespoke.
The sartorial elegance Princincipe is founded on three basic elements that make our clothes truly unique and special: tissues, the internal construction, the shoulder, the armhole and the details of a typical jacket Principe.
The fabric, is the soul of the dress, the language to tell the seasons and their change, shaped and molded by the expert hands of tailors. Hours and hours spent working super fine fabrics, whose thickness and thinner than a human hair.
A fabric so fine, of 12.8 microns is malleable only needle, thread and hands of tailors that have the dexterity required. A dress Prince takes at least 35 hours of work completely handmade and clothing made with these superlative fabrics are extremely comfortable and are worn like a “second skin”.
A true story, which shows that quality always pays in life, and how the values of honesty, commitment and seriousness, are handed down from generation to generation, as if they were the most valuable asset.
Contrary to popular belief, our typical customer is a customer who does not need to be branded, it feels important because it bears on display the brand of this or that Maison, has no need to feel important because it belongs to the herd, the our customer together with our tailors creates his style, a unique style whose diversity is an absolute value, built on his person, with small and precious details that make the garment unique.
Today many companies talk about quality of materials, garments with any particular tissue, but few talk about the quality of the workmanship.
In Principe di Eleganza’s garments processing handmade outside the head as buttonholes, stitching etc., are important, but those that make only a garment are the processes that are not seen, working inside the head, as the commissioning canvas, construction of the neck that is born on the jacket, machining Bindelli, processing the shape of the breast that hand-made to fit the head of the physical client, making the head like a second skin.
The jacket begins its life as a piece of chalk, the tailor, the measures taken to the client, turns them into lines of plane geometry that marked with chalk on the fabric will be used to guide the cut. Tailors following the construction of a jacket, or head-shoulder, from start to finish, is a device that allows you to personalize the work. During its construction the dress is continuously stretched and sewing, ironing serves to “sculpt” the fabric, to give the garbi and forms. Another key factor for the success of the jacket are so-called internal, namely those canvases and fillings are a bit ‘from the head-shoulder armor, help to give shape, and which are placed on the shoulders and in the interior of jacket. Hand stitching makes them flexible and elastic. This molding with needle, thread and iron is especially important for the construction of the jacket of the Neapolitan school, from the little shoulder padded interior kept to a minimum.
The man’s suit is built directly on the body. The hand stitching is essential to give the jacket the maximum elasticity. All these features make it possible to fit comfortably across your chest like a second skin “, and it is for this reason that the clothes made by Tailors Neapolitans were trendy in the various environments: Prince Umberto di Savoia was packed only classic jackets like those cream-colored She loved to wear in the summer. The elegant Curzio Malaparte was, instead, sewing jackets reminiscent of a deep blue color of the sea of Capri, the great Eduardo ordered in a “pied de poule” gray and black. De Sica liked to take them both on the set (as in the film “L’Oro di Napoli” in which personifies the archetypal gentleman from Naples), both in the life of every day. The “Neapolitan Jacket” is a leader of the cult of elegance, a reference point for its classic cut, for the peculiarity of ‘width of the sleeve must “follow the movements, almost like a sweater.” Its interior is soft, his particular line in view of the length, the dress must lean on the person, not esserle sewn, not to limit its gestures.