THE STORY BEHIND THE BRAND
Santillo was founded in 1970 as the result of a strong passion for handmade shirt which has been handed down from generation to generation. Nowadays the company’s aim is to preserve the ancient tailoring tradition and properly for this reason Santillo 1970 is still a family-run business: in addition to the founder and tailor Angela, her daughter (Annaluce), two sons (Saverio), two embroiderers and three cutters and pattern makers cooperate to create Santillo “Masterpiece” Shirts. Across the years, part of the management of the company has passed from the parents to the children all of whom have projected it into the future by carrying their creations to a higher level. They’ve accomplished this by setting up their own online shop, by carefully studying the different markets and by actively collaborating with numerous established international buyers. The result is their showroom in Milan, which showcases Santillo creations to international markets. This has meant that now one can admire and purchase Santillo wear in New York and Tokyo, as well as in many foremost European capitals. Santillo is actively present on all the major social networks which makes it possible to personally interact with the team, enter into the Santillo world and take in all of that which renders their work unique.
The whole process follows Santillo fully all the proceedings of the highest sartorial tradition.
Even today, few machines, everything is entrusted to the experience of the skillful hands of skilled artisans who sew with needle and thread, and only cut with scissors every single item. Care, attention and pursuit of perfection such well-rooted values in the spirit of the entire production process.
The fabrics, the result of an intense and constant search for Gennaro and Saverio who regularly at trade fairs in Milan, Paris and in the most sought British textures to choose the best quality and the most sought after designs. The shirt with its seams strictly out of 10 points per cm is riveted into English, hand-stitched armholes with our unique boat-point, the sleeve attached to the side closed, pure Australian mother of pearl buttons attached to a lily hand and the inevitable flies . Finally ironing and folding soft also done by hand.
An exclusive guided path in the choice of models and fabrics suitable to their personality.
lovers of elegance and leaders handmade, haute couture lovers come to us aware of finding a flawless service tailored. The first step, that of the fabric choice: this is where craftsman and consumer, in a relaxed atmosphere, they create something unique and innovative, initiate what in time will become a long-standing relationship of mutual trust. A fine selection of white and light blue, fabrics, unique designs, vibrant colors. Hills and cuffs to choose from a wide selection, from the great classics to new constantly updated models. Besides the proven ability to cut that allows the customer to create unique patterns. The most fascinating moment, the measures are a sacred ritual for every piece of couture. It serves to define various measuring ranges and experience in measuring techniques to ensure the customer’s model unparalleled comfort. Buttons, digits, the flies of the details is the one that adorns the head and gives it an inestimable value with a unique twist. All tests are carried out on the prototype that serve as a test to perfect the right shape and keep after delivery all the information in our files.