From Our Editors
Like the best suits, Sartoria Ambrosiana itself combines historical tradition with a modern edge. The company began in 1949 as a union between two master tailors, who set up in a little village on the outskirts of Milan. Together they crafted custom suits for Italian aristocrats and Milanese businessmen, designing their wares to move with the body, thanks to a sturdy construction, focused detail, and refusal to use papier mâché. In 2011, the shop caught the eye of professional clothier Max Farca, who purchased and relocated the company to New York City to grant American men a chance to reap the comfort and class of focused craftsmanship.
Today, master tailors Gianluca Verdelli and Andrea Fascato continue the tradition by crafting personalized ensembles from fine, imported fabrics. Made with material from such mills as Loro Piana and Vitale Barberis, each suit is fully canvassed with hand-sewn armholes, shoulders, and labels to ensure sturdy seams and natural movement. High armholes and a closer fit also help custom shirts hug the physique, and a choice of more than 1,000 fabrics ensures they’ll match any outfit.