Dolce & Gabbana, A Cut Above

Courtesy Dolce & Gabbana

The Italian fashion house launches a brand-new collection of bespoke suits.

Over the years, Dolce & Gabbana’s menswear has been marked by a particularly Italian bravura; its molto sexy runways have seen everything from Adonises in Speedos to this spring’s matadors in satin boleros. But beneath that Sicilian showmanship, Dolce & Gabbana is always serious about the precise cut of its sharply tailored clothes (no surprise given that Domenico Dolce’s entrée to fashion was apprenticing for his tailor father). Now a new suiting collection and bespoke program offer the Dolce & Gabbana man a more classically refined kind of masculine elegance. The core collection of made-to-measure suits, called Sartoria, is available exclusively at a recently restored 16th-century palazzo adjacent to the brand’s existing compound on Milan’s Corso Venezia. There, in an opulent room dripping in Giò Ponti, a team of tailors perfects the fit of the Sartoria pieces and works with clients to create fully bespoke suits that on average require two to three fittings over a period of eight weeks.

At 13 Corso Venezia.