An Italian story that starts in 1967 and that is still ongoing today, without losing the Italian tailoring and sartorial manufacturing values and traditions.
The first handmade tie in Abruzzo, made in Silvi Marina.
In the early sixties, Italo Ferretti decided to leave Silvi, his beloved hometown, on the coast of Abruzzo region in Italy, to go to Milan, where he first worked for a pharmaceutical company, and then for his uncle's transport company. Both those job experiences gave him the skills for the entrepreneur work and life he later decided to pursue.After some years in the North of Italy the then mandatory Italian military service, brought him back to Silvi Marina, and it was after the army experience that he decided to become a Representative for the Lebole parish company in the Center of Italy.
Italo Ferretti immediately noticed the great demand for neckties in the textile market, and a somehow deficient local manufacturing industry. That is the reason he decided to buy ties stock from Como’s already renowned fabrics companies and to resell them to the central Italy distribution, fashion retail network. The instant success of the idea convinces him to give life to his own production company: at first, just a small workshop in his hometown suburbs “Santostefano”, where the company actually takes the name from.
In those years, in Italy, “the tie par excellence” was the one made in Milan; Italo’s challenge was, indeed, to launch a product designed and manufactured entirely in Silvi Marina and make it the best. He really wanted to realize the best necktie in the world and make his hometown proud and famous worldwide.
He started studying the product thoroughly and taking design, styling, modeling and sewing classes. Thanks to the acquired skills, the competitors' analysis, and his powerful creativity, Italo Ferretti gave life to one of the highest levels of business companies in the field of luxury fashion.
“luxury is the ability to blend ideas, skills and expertise with the most renowned brands and smart personalities in the retail world. It’s thanks to originality and high-level knowledge and experience that someone can achieve unique and extremely refined luxury products".
A tie with 3 patents
by Mr. Italo himself
The Balanced Tie – Patent N ° 00065
The reinforcement applied to the tail, made of the same fabric of the tie, the three additional sewings and the double flaps make the tail much more heavy and solid. Thanks to this particular patent, ties are much more balanced and stable.
The anti-crease seam
Thanks to the invention of the anti-crease seam, Italo Ferretti has managed to solve the problem of the “overlapping” fabric that usually occurs at the collar, turning into bulges that are both annoying and unsightly to the eye! Thanks to this invention and processing, the fabric remains perfectly neat and smooth under the collar, and also the tightness of the tie’s knot is favoured.
All Italo Ferretti ties are embellished and further enhanced by the special Navetta, a simple and ingenious accessory that helps keep the tie in its correct position. The Navetta is a special tie-keeper, i.e. a fabric loop inserted in the back of the tie, which has a buttonhole with which to attach the tie to the shirt so that the tie always remains in the right position. An effective and smart alternative to the obsolete tie-clips.
ITALO FERRETTI bespoke luxury clothing, and IF ready-to-wear clothing collections, are the new addition to the best, made in Italy, man accessories.
Clean lines and top-quality materials are the guidelines of the collections, both Italo Ferretti bespoke, or IF ready-to-wear. The particular attention to the patterns and colors of the fabric, together with the details obsession, and the Italian tailoring expertise give the garments a perfect fitting, and the fabulous luxury quality our demanding clients ask for. Discover the IF summer wear by Italo Ferretti made of precious linen and cotton blend: the perfect choice for all men who desire a comfy outfit without sacrificing their elegance, refinement, and luxury style. T-shirts, Polo shirts, bermuda shorts, linen and cotton blend summer shirts, and more. Discover our refined summer pants for men, chinos style, designed from a soft cotton and linen blend. These casual lightweight trousers are relaxed through the seat, and loose through the leg, a smart addition to any summer wardrobe.
Italo Ferretti handmade luxury t-shirts and shirts are made using only pure cotton, silks, and stretch fabric blend. The top quality materials with unique characteristics of brilliance, softness, and solid dyes guarantee the durability of all the Italo Ferretti garments’ characteristics over time. Italo Ferretti clothing lines are also characterized by the finest sartorial tailoring, for the utmost perfect custom fit which can be personalized using the addons available on any product page. All the shirts are handcrafted in our headquarters in Abruzzo, Italy and they come only in 100% silk or 100% pure cotton jersey. Italo Ferretti shirts’ details are a classic open collar, elegant small buttons closure, and long sleeves.
IF ready-to-wear collection and ITALO FERRETTI bespoke luxury clothing are available online, discover it all HERE
Abruzzo a region in the heart of Italy with great sartorial tradition, is our land. We are proud to bring the great Made in Abruzzo tailoring all over the world, Silvi is the city in which our company was born and in which, year after year, for two generations, it has grown and consolidated. We are very proud of our roots which is rightly called "the pearl of the Adriatic". The strong yet gentle nature of the people of Abruzzo has always inspired our work. The sea and the beaches with white, almost silvery sand, are a source of continuous inspiration and enrich us every day. The warm and welcoming hospitality typical of seaside towns, and of the whole Abruzzo region, is renewed in our customer service. In fact, we always try to be a strong reference point, trustworthy and reliable. Meeting the needs of our clients, be they customers or business partners, is part of our corporate mission, and our greatest pride.