of the goods he makes, all of which are entirely his own fastidious handiwork. In a day and age when questionable manufacturing practices mean the true provenance of many products stamped ‘Made in Italy’ is a matter of conjecture, De Peppo believes that mark has lost its lustre and authenticity, and doesn’t even bother to emboss ‘Italian made’ on Huitcinq1988’s goods. Rather, he personally guarantees their bona fides.
Handcut from painstakingly selected, top-quality cloth, leathers and exotic hides, and (insofar as small leather goods go) hand-constructed using the doubleneedle saddle stitch technique, De Peppo’s creations are intended not merely as an ephemeral means of flaunting wealth, but as useful, beautiful future heirlooms that improve with age and can be proudly passed down the generations. They’re intended to be unique – the work of one person, for one person. As close to perfect as the craftsman can manage.
And in these qualities, they’re everything bespoke’s supposed to be about. huitcinq1988.bigcartel.com
Bespoke men’s accessories atelier HuitCinq1988 guarantees customers a timeless, legitimately handcrafted Italian product (even if it shuns the ‘Made in