When it comes to clothing, Italy is a name synonymous with quality. Those five little letters stitched into a garment’s label tell you more than simply where it was made. They tell you you’re holding something special; something with sartorial heritage behind it; something truly world-class.
This ancient Mediterranean land might be best known for the Romans, pizza, pasta and organised crime syndicates, but for style-savvy guys it’s all about tailoring, cashmere, leather and luxury sportswear. World-leading brands like Loro Piana, Brunello Cucinelli, Giorgio Armani and Ermenegildo Zegna all sprung up from Italian soil, but what is it that makes the ground here so fertile for men’s fashion? And who are the other brands that continue to have their clothes made there despite the high cost of labour?
There are hundreds of great labels making clothes in Italy, and while we’d love to list them all, it would take too long. With that in mind, here’s a tightly curated list of our 10 favourite made-in-Italy brands – the ones we’re always more than happy to wear.
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