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Raffaele Antonelli

Raffaele Antonelli Tailor
Italian, English
Monday to Friday 09:00 - 18:00
+39 0815497571
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The poet of tailoring

  • • Raffaele specialises in handcrafted men’s tailored suits
  • • He started to learn his craft at the young age of 12
  • • He believes in the importance of passing on expertise

Raffaele Antonelli started to work in 1969, at the tender age of 12, in the workshop of renowned Sartoria Fortunato Salviati. He is one of a handful of tailors who continues the prestigious tradition of Neapolitan bespoke tailoring. His father died when he was only one years old, and he had to start working early to help support his mother, who was a costume maker at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples. “I started out of necessity, but I admit that in the beginning I didn't like it. The passion came later, and never left me.” He firmly believes in the transmission of knowledge to the next generation: “Woe betide those who say 'what I know I keep to myself',” he affirms. “It does no one any good, and even less so for art.”

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  • ©Maurizio Raffaele
  • ©Maurizio Raffaele
  • ©Maurizio Raffaele
Photo: ©Maurizio Raffaele
Tailored one-and-a-half-breasted suit with 2 buttons

This tailored one-and-a-half-breasted suit with two buttons is entirely sewn and cut by hand. The suit is crafted from Holland & Sherry super 160s worsted fabric.

Photo: ©Maurizio Raffaele
Pure cashmere jacket and Tasmanian wool trousers

This single-breasted faux Neapolitan three-button jacket is tailored by hand from pure cashmere and combined with tailored Tasmanian wool trousers.

Photo: ©Maurizio Raffaele
Cashmere jacket flannel trousers

This single-breasted jacket with three buttons is tailored from cashmere and combined with flannel trousers.

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