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    The Sicilian Chapter: Sartoria Davì

    From Palermo to London, thanks to the knowledge of the English language

    Guido Davì is 45 years-old, he’s a true gent from Palermo and his trade is tailoring. He has a small family-run atelier in the heart of his native city, in via Enrico Parisi 9. His father, Giuseppe, born in 1934, has been in the business for 65 years and is today assisted by his two male offspring and his wife. Apparently, as a youngster, he had no intention of becoming  a tailor, but one day his father asked him to help out in the shop and, the rest, as they say, is history. Once he had overcome his initial reluctance, he fell head over heels in love with fine tailoring and he even exports his art, bringing trunk shows to London where he supplies private clients. 

    His trousers are entirely crafted in another location, and the second frontal dart on the jacket runs right down to the hem. Davì cuts a very precise shoulder, neither wider nor tighter than it should be and with no padding; his suits have an open armhole and a shirt armhole on his blazers. The vents start at the same height as the pocket, positioned a third of the way round the back quarter. The buttonholes are straight cut, no keyhole. His secret? “I learnt to speak English thanks to my wife, who is mother tongue. It is vital for communicating with clients abroad.” Prices start from €1300. 

     

    Bespoke hugs,
    Fabio

     

    The Sicilian Chapter: Sartoria Davì From Palermo to London, thanks to the knowledge of the English language
    The Sicilian Chapter: Sartoria Davì From Palermo to London, thanks to the knowledge of the English language
    A peculiar 90 degrees dart underneath the lapels
    The Sicilian Chapter: Sartoria Davì From Palermo to London, thanks to the knowledge of the English language
    The Sicilian Chapter: Sartoria Davì From Palermo to London, thanks to the knowledge of the English language

    Sartoria Davì

    Via Enrico Parisi, 9
    90141 Palermo Italy
    091 584948
    sartoriadaviguido@gmail.com

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