Robb Report Singapore - - The Bespoke Issue -

When Karl Lager­feld ex­claimed, “I could recog­nise a Ci­fonelli shoul­der from a dis­tance of a hun­dred me­tres”, it was a nod to just one of the many dis­tinc­tive de­tails for which this cel­e­brated Parisian ate­lier is renowned. “Our high arm­holes pro­vide a slim­fit­ting sil­hou­ette and the shoul­der is built for­ward to give more mo­bil­ity,” ex­plains Lorenzo Ci­fonelli who, with his cousin Mas­simo, helms a tai­lor­ing house that was es­tab­lished in Rome be­fore set­tling in Paris via a stint in Lon­don.

Hand-stitched and pro­duced en­tirely in house, Ci­fonelli suits are, he says, “as com­fort­able as Ital­ian ones and as flat­ter­ing as English ones” – some­thing

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