ABOUT US

Our Biography

In 2005 Vincenzo Attolini , by piecing together three generations of experience and many years of work and study, created a new line called “Stile Latino”. His intention was that of creating a new style in order to dress today’s man with yesterday’s elegance in a perfect mix between tradition and innovation.

From Vincenzo Attolini Senior, universally accepted as the founding father of the Neapolitan sartorial tradition, to Vincenzo Attolini Junior, passing through Cesare, everything has evolved but nothing has changed throughout a historical course going from the 1950’s to today, embracing a consistent share of the history of high fashion design and the evolution of smart men’s wear which, starting from Naples, has inspired tailors globally.

Stile Latino represents the ultimate evolution in a lifelong path which sees Vincenzo Attolini Junior accompanying his father Cesare around Europe from the age of nine thus inspiring him as a role model. At the age of sixteen, Vincenzo was already able to develop and cut out sartorial models autonomously and doing so, attend his grandfather’s tailor shop, acquiring hands-on experience with needles, thread, thimble and scissors…

The turning point takes place at the beginning of the 1980’s when Vincenzo and his father Cesare found the first Attolini’s Tailors which allowed them to export their tradition in design to countries such as Japan, the United States, and, of course, Europe. In this manner, Vincenzo Attolini Junior and his father Cesare start an important new era in the history of Neapolitan high fashion design, providing it with international visibility.

Twenty years after founding the first Attolini’s tailors, Vincenzo Attolini Junior feels the urge and inspiration to break away from the family business. After a period of intense study this leads to the birth of Stile Latino.

Every crisis inspires change and there can be no evolution without one.

Stile Latino was born from a feeling of creative dissatisfaction, an intense need for change. It’s the evolution and synthesis of technical know-how and artistic endeavor that place today’s company at the center of a world suspended between past and future, between tradition and innovation.

…between ancient and contemporary….

This is simply the destination of this endeavor that Vincenzo Attolini Junior started more than thirty years ago and which now sees him as a protagonist of the global men’s wear scene with Stile Latino. Through Stile Latino, Vincenzo has been capable of transferring and merging knowledge acquired during his professional experience into an innovative line whose distinctive trait is a contemporaneity, offspring of the most illustrious lineage of Neapolitan Tailors although developing in a different direction with an attention for the latest developments in fashion and lifestyle.

Stile Latino is born from tradition but looks towards the future.

Stile Latino’s first suit was born in 2005 and many have been made since then thanks to the creativity and expertise of minds and hands which have been producing not only trousers, jackets and coats, but above all a “way of being” a “modus vivendi” for more than ten years in Casalnuovo, on the outskirts of Naples where a team studies new proportions, models, materials and tailoring solutions every day.

This represents an important entrepreneurship in which thirty young tailors, men and women, taught by Vincenzo Attolini himself, contribute to the making of just twenty suits per day, rigorously hand sewn to the highest standards.

Everything takes place under his vigilant supervision. It is He who checks every single item: shoulders, sleeves, collar, buttonholes, stitches and half-stitches It is the details that make the difference and He knows that. Stile Latino suits are cut ad sewn by hand on the basis of exclusive models elaborated and jealously kept in Vincenzo Attolini’s studio, the access to which is allowed only to a chosen, trusted few. The joyfulness and intellectual liveliness of Stile Latino’s creator are renown as is his being reserved, his fleeing media exposure.

Just as the First, Great Vincenzo Attolini did not apply any labels in suits, as they were visibly recognizable, so does Vincenzo Attolini Junior.  He flees any “etiquette”.

Prowling amongst sewing machines, checking on his “cutters”, speaking to his workers and tailors, seeing his suits worn.

This is what gratifies him.
More than fame, magazine covers, more than anything.
Like Father, Like Son.

Our Philosophy

Know-how in the selection of materials, refined workmanship and constant research into new tailoring solutions design the style for the contemporary businessman who lives in these ever faster and hectic times.

A suit as a second skin.
A suit as a pleasure.
A suit as a lifestyle.
In other words, Stile Latino.

“Less is more” almost wanting to confirm what is by now one of the fundamental rules of elegance. Details are contemporary. Away with the shoulder pads, gross canvases:  enter textiles with special finishes, conceived in order to make a soft, light, flexible and elegant but comfortable product.

Special attention has been paid in designing a “travel Jacket” which, through a special procedure in its workmanship, provides not only unrivalled comfort and fit, even during travel, but also a more carefree approach during luggage packing.

Stile Latino dresses today’s man abandoning the idea of rigorous, formal elegance in exchange for a more laid back taste and refinement. An elegance which avoids parade and conceals intellectual effort.

Iis this not the aim? Art which hides art, as the 18th century English poet Alexander Pope used to say: “ True Ease comes from Art, not Chance.  As those move easiest who have learn’d to dance.”

It’s a revolution.

Before then no one had dared so much.

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