Kiton - “We Are Naples” - is the pinnacle of quality and Italian craftsmanship. Founded in 1956 by Ciro Paone in Naples, Italy, the company started as a small shop with 40 master tailors. Mr. Paone has turned his greatest passion into a vocation, elevating tailoring from a modest artisan craft to an artistic expression: the love for beauty, the love for beautiful garments. He modeled the entire Kiton tailoring project on the idea of quality from the start. Quality as the basis of the production process, carried out according to the age-old rule book of the Neapolitan tailoring profession which, nowadays, is reaffirmed in sourcing the best raw materials in the world and in the quality control of the finished garments.
Kiton’s obsession with the highest possible quality lead to great success and their expansion across Europe and, eventually, to the United States in 1986. The same passion for quality lead Kiton to open the Kiton Tailoring School in 2001 to preserve their tailoring practices and train the next generation of fine master tailors. From start to finish, quality is king for Kiton. “It is essential that each processing phase reflects the firm’s philosophy: quality in every detail for clothes which last a lifetime.”
With every piece being 100% handmade, Kiton’s garments provide a comfortable fit for any body shape. The jacket being the centerpiece of their collections, each one is tailored to the individual - this means the fabric is hand-cut, hand-stitched (over 33,000 stitches by 25 different tailors), and completely hand-crafted. Kiton’s passion for quality does not just end with the fabrics and construction; even the buttons are unique to Kiton. The buttons are made of shell, horn, and mother of pearl farmed specifically for the company. Tied on with silk, “if the button comes off, the fabric will too.”