You would be forgiven if you haven’t yet heard of the brand Stile Latino. Its founder chooses to only partially engage in the media, he’s not interested in celebrity, and like his father they omit labels from their suits. That is however, where the mystic stops. Stile Latino, is in fact the name given to the company by a gentleman not only renowned on the international fashion scene in his own right, but is a third-generation member of the inimitable Attolini tailoring dynasty. To put it into perspective, Vincenzo Attolini Junior (founder of Stile Latino) is the grandson of Vincenzo Attolini Senior who is credited with the game-changing invention of what today we’d recognise as trademark Neapolitan tailoring while employed at Gennaro ‘Bebè’ Rubinacci’s British-inspired London House in the 1930s.
Vincenzo Attolini Junior is the son of famed tailor Cesare, and as a young man would accompany him on trips around Europe. From the 1980s to the turn of the Millennium, Vincenzo was engaged in the development of the family business that he founded with his father. However, as is the way with artistic spirits, there is an urge to be the sole captain of the vessel to fully express themselves. Stile Latino was born in 2005, and while the brand is distinctly Neapolitan with its unstructured and minimal lining definitions, Vincenzo has sought to make the aesthetic a little younger. The colours and textures are stronger, the cuts are tighter and the jackets are a little shorter than the designs of Attolini, run by Vincenzo’s brothers Massimiliano and Giuseppe. There’s evidently an accent of youth in his styles. Vincenzo sums this up perfectly by saying: “It must be sexy, it must be tight!”