Refined class keeps up with the times


Elegance is often associated with classic styles but it must also move with the times. M. Cilento & F.llo are the only European tailors who can claim eight generations of the same family handing down their skill and passion from father to son since 1780. The shop in Via Medina takes you back in time with its period furniture and antique garments although the modern world is tastefully blended into the décor as well as in the techniques used to make garments of the mahigh quality that is expected of Neapolitan tailoring. Casual fashions for men whose lifestyle demands practical comfortable clothes, and more classic garments that speak volumes about his role in a constantly changing society. [charme-gallery]Elegance begins with fine British fabrics which are then hand crafted into beautiful and comfortable suits and shirts by expert couturiers who take care over every detail while Ugo Cilento offers precious advice to clients on the cut as well as on the opportunity for personalised monograms and buttons in mother-of-pearl, silver and gold. Seven-fold, silk or cashmere and tweed neckties are worthy of special note, as are the bespoke shoes which can satisfy any preference of leather and hide, from calfskin to peccary and from kid hide to cordovan. [charme-gallery]A wide range of exclusive accessories includes personalised belts with silver or gold buckles, all types of luggage and briefcases, wallets and purses, cuff links, gloves, and umbrellas. Cilento also offers a wide assortment of exclusive, handmade underwear, dressing gowns and silk and cashmere pyjamas, while ladies will appreciate their exclusive handbags, cloaks and hand-printed silk scarves. Cilento’s new summer collection includes fine cotton polo shirts and pullovers in 18 different colours and a range of bright neckties. Elegant beachwear and towels are not overlooked and yachting shows command pride of place in footwear, where comfort is the order of the day.