Cifonelli navy suit: Style breakdown

Aug 5th 2019

Cifonelli is one of the three best-known tailors in Paris - the others being Camps de Luca and Smalto. (Though Smalto’s influence has rather waned in recent years, as the others’ has waxed.) It is best known for the style of its shoulder, and fo...

Cifonelli navy suit: Style breakdown

Cifonelli is one of the three best-known tailors in Paris - the others being Camps de Luca and Smalto. (Though Smalto’s influence has rather waned in recent years, as the others’ has waxed.) It is best known for the style of its shoulder, and fo...

SuitsAug 5th 2019

The story of Cifonelli

Jan 7th 2010

This is a guest post from the friends of Permanent Style, parisiangentleman.com Legendary tailors Cifonelli have an exceptional story to tell. Unlike most of their peers around the world, the house was founded in 1880 yet remains entirely in the han...

The story of Cifonelli

This is a guest post from the friends of Permanent Style, parisiangentleman.com Legendary tailors Cifonelli have an exceptional story to tell. Unlike most of their peers around the world, the house was founded in 1880 yet remains entirely in the han...

Jan 7th 2010

Cifonelli - Parisian powerhouse

Sep 28th 2011

Cifonelli Parisian tailors tend to be located on the first floor of big mansion blocks. Savile Row tailors are more likely to be on the ground floor of a terraced house, with workrooms underneath. Though certainly a generalisation, this is not an emp...

Cifonelli - Parisian powerhouse

Cifonelli Parisian tailors tend to be located on the first floor of big mansion blocks. Savile Row tailors are more likely to be on the ground floor of a terraced house, with workrooms underneath. Though certainly a generalisation, this is not an emp...

Sep 28th 2011

An interview with Lorenzo Cifonelli

Jan 11th 2010

This is a guest post from the friends of Permanent Style, parisiangentleman.comIn 2003, you and your cousin Massimo took control of the family business after starting in the workshop in 1993. Have your customers changed over the years? Of course. Whe...

An interview with Lorenzo Cifonelli

This is a guest post from the friends of Permanent Style, parisiangentleman.comIn 2003, you and your cousin Massimo took control of the family business after starting in the workshop in 1993. Have your customers changed over the years? Of course. Whe...

Jan 11th 2010

Cifonelli double-breasted overcoat

Jan 26th 2015

  For the reader who commented that my pieces on Cifonelli tend towards the emotional, I apologise in advance. This is a beautiful, beautiful coat, and one of the finest things I have ever worn.Right, that's over. Down to details. This is the navy...

Cifonelli double-breasted overcoat

  For the reader who commented that my pieces on Cifonelli tend towards the emotional, I apologise in advance. This is a beautiful, beautiful coat, and one of the finest things I have ever worn.Right, that's over. Down to details. This is the navy...

CoatsJan 26th 2015

Paris: A sartorial shopping guide - 2019 update with Holiday, Beige, Husbands

Jul 22nd 2019

There are some interesting things going on in French menswear.  Although France has generally been the poor cousin to Britain and Italy here, in the last 30 years it seemed to get worse. Most of the good shops closed (Old England, Arnys) and accord...

Paris: A sartorial shopping guide - 2019 update with Holiday, Beige, Husbands

There are some interesting things going on in French menswear.  Although France has generally been the poor cousin to Britain and Italy here, in the last 30 years it seemed to get worse. Most of the good shops closed (Old England, Arnys) and accord...

Jul 22nd 2019

How an overcoat should fit (Cifonelli fitting)  

Sep 5th 2014

 A reader recently asked me how an overcoat should fit – around the armholes, in the shoulder width – and given that I already had a post planned on this fitting on a Cifonelli overcoat, I thought I would combine the two.The central problem with...

How an overcoat should fit (Cifonelli fitting)  

 A reader recently asked me how an overcoat should fit – around the armholes, in the shoulder width – and given that I already had a post planned on this fitting on a Cifonelli overcoat, I thought I would combine the two.The central problem with...

CoatsSep 5th 2014

New Cifonelli jackets

Aug 2nd 2012

No visit to Paris would be complete without dropping in on Lorenzo Cifonelli and seeing what weird and wonderful things his mind has inflicted on tailoring recently.First up was the yak jacket. I wrote about this back in February on The Rake, but I h...

New Cifonelli jackets

No visit to Paris would be complete without dropping in on Lorenzo Cifonelli and seeing what weird and wonderful things his mind has inflicted on tailoring recently.First up was the yak jacket. I wrote about this back in February on The Rake, but I h...

JacketsAug 2nd 2012

Cifonelli bespoke suede jacket

Oct 23rd 2015

  One area that fascinates me – perhaps more than any other – in my writing is the overlap between formal tailoring and more casual dress.If it is possible to retain the beautiful craft aspects of bespoke tailoring in casual clothing, as well a...

Cifonelli bespoke suede jacket

  One area that fascinates me – perhaps more than any other – in my writing is the overlap between formal tailoring and more casual dress.If it is possible to retain the beautiful craft aspects of bespoke tailoring in casual clothing, as well a...

Casual jackets,JacketsOct 23rd 2015