The suit in Italy

The better-cut the suit, the improved business the wearer is probable to be in. And if the suit is hack fine, chances say that it is an Italian suit. Italian suits have nowadays come to symbolize some of the finest quality work in men's couture, and bring prestige to the one who wears. But they were not all the time the most famous. The history of the Italian suit goes back a long time, and its progress makes for a fascinating story.

The suit as a form of business clothes developed in Europe, and reached its zenith in Britain at the famed Savile Row, frequented by all right gentlemen of impeccable lineage. But gradually, the skills of suit-making began to filter to other part of Europe, but especially, to Italy. Some of the finest suits in the world of style began to be formed in this country.