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Bellucci Napoli Atelier
Eighteen floors above 5th and Madison is where the real Mad Men go to reinvent their classic style. Nedo Bellucci’s temple of all things sartorial is a haven of polished solid wood floors, vintage steamer trunks, butter-soft leather bergères and Chesterfield sofas, and even an alfresco terrace, just perfect for that post-fitting cocktail and cigar. Upstairs in the workroom where master tailor Simonpietro Olibet holds court is a hushed hive of activity. Here you’ll find the signature Napoletana silhouette conceived and constructed – form-fitting, with an emphasis on the upper body, but with a soft fluidity at the sleeve and suppleness of shoulder that allows maximum movement and comfort while retaining a sleek formality.
As one would expect, attention to detail is of course paramount, with buttonholes hand-stitched in silk, an eclectic choice of buttons (each attached using arrow-shaped stitching rather than the more usual X-shape), as well as a broad range of luxurious shirtings and suitings, and accessories like the gloriously stylish waterproof silk Talarico umbrellas that come with a lifetime guarantee. Looking for the perfect gentleman’s present? Buy the Bellucci Bespoke Shirt gift card, a beautifully wrapped invitation to the luxurious world of custom shirts, and watch his face light up.