What makes the perfect suit?

October 26, 2016

The third generation of the family tailoring business, Luigi Solito of Italian bespoke tailor Sartoria Solito knows sartorial excellence more than anyone else. The house’s Neapolitan style is simple and soft with minimal padding and more room across the chest for comfort.

“It is important that every gentleman should have a blue suit, a grey suit and grey trousers. With these three items, you can change the shirt, tie, pocket square or shoes to mix and match and you are ready to go. For the weekends, you need two to three things like a cotton suit, a linen suit and a tweed jacket. With six to seven suits or jackets in total, one can survive a season.”

“For me, the perfect suit is a suit that [perfectly fits] the body of a man. Because no suit is completely perfect. It is perfect for only one man. Each man has [different] problems with the body and bespoke suits can solve those problems.”