DOMENICO THE GREAT!

In 1922, the great Domenico Caraceni came and conquered Rome, and when he was done he left behind the greatest tailoring legacy ever.  With chapters in Rome and Milan, Caraceni to this day creates the most exquisite garments that are still cut in his image.

Whether Tommy and Gulio Caraceni in Rome or the Maestro Mario Caraceni in Milan, the two real Caraceni’s deliver tailoring masterpieces that are deeply rooted to Domenico Caraceni.  The jackets have an impeccable cut, and the meticulous delicate needlework is quite apparent.  The barchetta boat shaped breast pocket, which he created, is elegant and natural.  The vegetable corozo buttons is another Caraceni trademark.  Caraceni was the father of modern Italian tailoring.  He distinguished himself from Savile Row with his soft tailoring, and put Italy on the map for gentleman the world over to make it their sartorial destination.

This jacket is hand made air, done in navy in a lightweight tropical wool.  Caraceni is not concerned with fashion.  This is example is from 1986.  There is virtually no padding at all, it is a single breasted three button with side vents, and a high gorge.  This is Caraceni 80’s style, and every other decade for that matter.

All seams are pick stitched by hand, icluding the magnificent shoulder seams, that curve towards the back.

Detail of the boat shaped breast pocket Carceni introduced in 1922.

The unmistakable Caraceni boutonniere.

Surgeon sleeve cuffs.

Trademark striped sleeve lining with gold and black striping on beige.

Under collar detailing.

The lining is set in by hand.

Here paired with Anderson & Sheppard wool flannel pants, a vintage Pucci Swiss cotton shirt and a Turnbull & Asser pocket square.

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