Suit Buying Tips

Battistoni Suits

Battistoni suits are made by Castangia, which is one of the oldest suit makers in the world. These suits are hand stitched in Italy and worn by many famous people.

Some famous clients include: The Dukes de Windsor, Kirk Douglas, Humphrey Bogart, Clint Eastwood, Richard Gere, and Marlon Brando.

You’ll find Battistoni locations in Rome, New York City, Los Angeles, and San Fransisco.

In addition to men’s suits, you can get women’s clothing, accessories, and fragrances from this company.

If you look through some of the old New York Times articles, you’ll find they have a nice piece on Battistoni ties. Even comparing them to works of art.

I’m not sure if they make the “the handsomest ties in the universe”,(like the author says), but they do make pretty good suits.

Style

Styling is contemporary with many two and three button versions to choose from. You will find that the ready to wear models are some of the finest in the industry.

Material

Materials have traditionally been wool. However, the company has branched out into a few non traditional materials to keep up with the times.

The wool varies in thickness depending on the model and you can find suits in a variety of spins.

Color

Colors can get quite interesting and even trendy. Look for unique plaids and pinstripes to highlight these suits.

You’ll also have no trouble finding classic solids in a wide range of colors.

Battistoni Suits Example

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This is an image of charcoal gray suit made by Battistoni. It has two buttons and a windowpane design.

The lapels appear to be slightly larger than some other suit models I’ve seen by them, but not big enough to really be noticeable to the untrained eye.

I’d add this to my closet to wear to parties, weddings, and other events requiring a suit. Because of the windowpanes, I might be hesitant to wear it to work. This certainly doesn’t apply to all professions or all people, but I personally would shy away from it.

Price

Expect retail prices of Battistoni suits to be upwards of $2,000. However, if you do your homework, you should be able to realistically find these in the $1,000 range without any outrageous sales or discounts.

Conclusion

Although the name is usually mentioned in regards to their shirts and ties, men should not overlook these suits. The founder of this company may have started out making shirts, but he quickly and easily added suits to his repertoire, and most suit wearers are glad he did.

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