Last night I had a dream about hand made shirting. I’m not kidding, I remember I could see the beautifully imperfect shoulder stitches vividly. This is probably the strangest confession I have ever made here. You know when you are dreaming about shirts, you might have some issues. Instead of seeking help, I think I need to go buy a bunch of Salvatore Piccolo shirts. Honestly, that’s just a dream too, because these shirts ain’t cheap. And the way I blow through wovens, I don’t know if that is the best use of my money. All that aside, if I were still dreaming I would buy one of each, because I don’t seem to encounter nicer shirts very often.
Every time I visit the Salvatore Piccolo stand at Pitti I am nearly crushed from the sheer awesomeness of the man’s products. Its no surprise that he has such a big following in Japan, they know he is the real deal. Granted, it all comes at a price, but maybe there is room to justify one of these shirts for very special occasions.
In addition to the shirts, the line also includes beautiful ties, scarves and a few jackets. Everything is made in Napoli, and all by hand. Next time you happen to find yourself in Barneys, stop by and look at these clothes first hand. I can assure you that you won’t be the same afterwards. You might even find yourself dreaming about dress shirts at some point. Don’t feel strange though, it happens to the best of us. [Salvatore Piccolo]