Cifonelli: Shouldering freedom of movement

If there’s one shoulder in the world that represents a true work of art, it is arguably that of masterful Parisian tailor Cifonelli.

Bespoke houses, particularly post the 2008 financial crash have felt under pressure to alter their house style to prevent themselves from appearing outdated. It is a quandary that many establishments still find themselves grappling with. The house of Cifonelli have a broader view on the subject – an objective to reinvent the codes of tailoring, without deviating away from their house style. In unison with their house cut, the iconic Cifionelli shoulder is about the only facet of the firm’s stylistic modifications that doesn’t evolve, and for good reason.


Freddie Anderson


August 2021

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