The Borrelli suit was established by Luigi Borrelli in 1957.
He inherited the craft from his mother, priding himself on 100 years of family experience and perfection.
As a reference point, one might note Kiton suits, created by yet another Italian clothing company, as similar in price and material. Borrelli’s suits find themselves into popular culture through the likes of Brad Pitt, Richard Gere, Harrison Ford, and George Clooney, to name a few.
Here are a few of the trademarks that maintain Borrelli’s revered status among fashionistas, designers, and men looking for timeless suits.
Borrelli Suit Breakdown
The Borrelli suit can be found in many two and three button models with the occasional double breasted suit. Look for both pleated and double pleated pants with slit and button down pockets.
Primarily hand-stitched, Borrelli focuses on the shoulder, the collar, and the buttons and leaves the rest to be done by machine. The trademark to keep an eye out for is the ubiquitous sleeve liner used on everything this designer manufactures.
Borrelli’s materials are only the highest quality luxury wools. Worsted wool variations are available and often used for lighter spring and summer models. Like most Italian suit-makers, Borrelli extends his “made to measure” method and high quality materials to jeans, scarves, shirts, sportswear, and even fragrances, creating a full men’s collection.
Colors range but can be found mostly in traditional grays and blues. Thick, bold pinstripe models are a classic indication of this suit.
Prices for ready-to-wear suits can retail as high as $2,000. A Borrelli dress shirt alone can run you $450, but you will understand the price the second it effortlessly slips on. Look to pay somewhere in the neighborhood of $800 to $1,000 for a fair deal, but anything custom or tailored will quickly boost that price.
Men looking for a suit along the lines of an Attolini or Kiton will find a Borrelli plenty suitable and at a potentially lower price. Shop around and you may find this designer item priced $1,000 cheaper than its fellow Italian competitors.
In fact, rumor has it that the master tailor overseeing production was once the master tailor at Kiton. There you have it – a great suit at a reasonable price.