Founded by the Italian textile industrialist Gennaro Dargenio. Born in Barletta, a small town in the heart of Puglia, Dargenio has for 30 years cast a unique figure in the world of tailoring, opting from day one to transform historical cult items, such as the classic blazer, through the development and innovation of alternative materials, creating a style that embraces the nuances of his homeland and draws inspiration from its origins.
The modus operandi of Circolo 1901 revolves around the removal of superfluous elements, stripping back the garment to its purest, most simple form, and leading the observer's eye to the most important elements of any piece of clothing: the structure and fabric. Without perfecting these two rudiments, everything else is merely a distraction. Hence there is a delicate elegance about Circolo 1901's collections, which are full of softly tailored silhouettes and tactile fabrications. It's tailoring for every day, but it's far from everyday tailoring.