The Bible of Clerical Elegance
Photo credit: Gammarelli
An air of reverence even pervades the laboratory of this small shop which stands in the shadow of Rome’s Pantheon, where the exact measurements of Pope John Paul II are still preserved by the Gammarelli brothers.
Filippo and Annibale cut and sew ecclesiastic garments, cloaks and soutanes for priests, monsignors, bishops, cardinals and Popes. A true dynasty of tailors who have transformed this artisan trade into a well-established business.
Here one can find real cardinal red, so-called ponceau red, a shade that is almost impossible to find on the market. Hence the fabric in this colour is created by Italian companies on commission by Gammarelli and other Roman tailors. The same applies to the colour used for bishops robes, i.e. Roman Catholic red.
Gammarelli is featured in A Tailor-made Guidebook – Rome.
Made in Mazamet. Made in Town founder, consultant and teacher, he is graduated from the Institut Français de la Mode and used to be a boarder in the fashion design division at the Villa Medici in Rome. He develops a reflexion, mainly in the fashion field, about the manufacturing culture. His approach, oriented towards the promotion of know-how, expresses through writing, video and fashion design. As a consultant, he especially collaborates with Première Vision for the organization of Maison d’Exceptions: a dedicated area about fabric know-how within the show and for the online magazine Maison d’Exceptions whose he is editor.
More than a shop, Battistoni has always been a sort of high class café literaire, a meeting place of aristocratics, financiers, Italian and International celebrities: from the dukes of Windsor to Marlon Brando, from Moravia Warhol, Balthus to Cocteau. All of them aspired to boasting ownership of a Battistoni suit or shirt.
Made in Town presents La Loi des Séries (limitées) which assembles a selection of objects, accessories and clothes – unique or numbered pieces – produced by artisans, artists and designers.
In order to promote the know-how and the characteristics of La Rochère glass factory, located in Passavant-la-Rochère in the French department of Haute-Saône, Made in Town conducted a series of four short videos shot in the heart of the company's workshops.