Style / August 2016

Cutting His Own Jib: Lorenzo Cifonelli

Power, strength and nobility: the attributes of the Native American thunderbird could also be used to describe the style of the house of Cifonelli. Here, bespoke tailor Lorenzo Cifonelli gives…

Maestro Lorenzo Cifonelli has tailoring coursing through his veins. Not only was he born into, and bred by, a tailoring dynasty, with both Italian and French heritage, but he has grown the Cifonelli brand into one of the most coveted houses in the world. So bursting at the seams was the demand for the Cifonelli label to appear in the wardrobes of the well-heeled, he launched a ready-to-wear collection and store on Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris. It is no surprise that Lorenzo himself possesses the swag and rakishness of a man befitting his role.

Originally published in The Rake Issue 46. Subscribe here to read the original article.

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Tom Chamberlin

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