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Passaggio Cravatte was born in 2010 for passion and dissatisfaction. Gianni Cerutti, the owner, was always looking for an innovative aesthetic identity able to make the difference, and he couldn’t find the right ties.
So he decided to make his own personal ties and, together with the friend Marta Passaggio, he started a meticulous research of vintage fabrics.
Since the beginning Passaggio Cravatte describes itself as a traditional tailoring. In its own DNA we can still find these values: bespoke, 100% handmade workmanship, the old-fashioned way, and vintage fabrics.
Every piece is bespoken. The customer can pick up every detail, from the fabric to size, he can decide the inner lining, the color of the wire and how to embroider the initials or family crest symbols.
Only originally hand-printed authentic vintage fabrics are used, dating back to the years between the 50’s and the 80’s. These unique silks and cashmeres represent the perfect idea of elegance and pure beauty in which Gianni Cerutti believes. They don’t produce seasonal collections, but they do a lot of research, over and over again, like the antique dealers.
It’s still one of the few artisanal workshop in the world able to craft the ancient seven-fold tie in one single piece of fabric, when nowadays ties are made up of at least three pieces. The seven-fold ties is a real luxury and exclusive accessory, the Rolls Royce of all ties. This technique was born in the early 1900: it is still strictly unlined and hemmed by hand.
Passaggio Cravatte tailor shop is based in Pavia and it’s run by Gianni, who personally cuts every fabric and by Marta Passaggio, now his wife, who embroiders and finish every tie. Together they share the passion and research of vintage textiles. Each piece of cloth is individually cut by hand using patterns, chalks and scissors , exactly like 100 years ago. Even for the lining they use only the best wool.
As Gianni Cerutti explains “Quality is what really matters for us. Only in this way we are satisfied and satisfy our customers. In our workshop we don’t produce tons of ties. Every day we can realize only a dozen ties, as it takes at least two hours to sew by hand our seven-fold.”
This is the Great Beauty of the Italian Craftsmanship.