A new showcase for Cifonelli On the rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré
In the jungle that is men’s fashion, especially in the world of costume and tailoring, in recent years we’re seeing a lot of marketing hype touting costumes made in the traditional ancestral ways of the art of the tailor, although most of the time they are just industrial products made in remote factories. Fortunately, there are some truly great genuine tailors, whose history and existence does not need to be embellished. Among these is the Italian Cifonelli. Founded in 1880 and based in Paris since 1926, the house of Cifonelli launched 2014 a ready-to-wear range with a small collection of sixteen sets. One year later, their emblematic 33 rue Marbeuf store became too small to express the full potential of the ready-to-wear collection. The house has invested in a 120 square meter space on the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, where you can find all they have to offer: full measure, half measure, and ready-to-wear. If the 33 rue Marbeuf boutique falls through, Cifonelli will still keep their tailoring workshop on the first floor of 31 rue Marbeuf, that has been the hallmark of the house for the past 90 years.