NAPLES AND ITS TAILORS, AN IMMERSION INTO THE HISTORY OF ITALY
Naples was a royal and very prosperous city. Capital of the Kingdom of Naples (from the 13th century) and then of the Kingdom of the 2 Sicilies (in the 18th century), the city rivaled France, Spain and England as the great European capital.
It was in the 14th century that the “Confraternita dell’arte dei Giubbonai e Cositori” was created, the oldest association of tailors whose members made outfits for royalty, nobility and the rich bourgeoisie.
As early as the 19th century, there are already a large number of tailors there, inspired by the English school of tailoring.
It was in the early 1900s that Vincenzo Attolini, very famous tailor and cutter at Rubinacci, invented the inimitable style of Neapolitan tailoring as we know it today.
Even though the city experienced a decline from the 19th century, the skills were perpetuated and Naples still today concentrates the cream of Italian tailors, even worldwide.