Apr 19, 2011

A Maître-à-Ganter

Andrea Spezzigu
Merola A Maître-à-Ganter

A luxury gantier which makes superio quality craft-made gloves to fit all types of hands. Alberto Merola, a third generation member of a family of glovers, whose story began in Naples in 1870, relaunched the company in the 60’s, once again making fashionable that which today is one of the prides of Made in Italy craftsmanship.

The company owns three workshops and employs a considerable number of seamstresses who produce some of the finest examples of craft-made gloves including made-to-measure gloves which are also available on request. Merola produces 20,000 gloves a year which are exported both in Italy and abroad.

From Roman Holiday with Audrey Hepburn to Australia with Nicole Kidman, it is almost impossible to name all the famous films that have featured Merola gloves. Its gloves have also graced not only the royal courts of Europe but also the imperial Japanese palace as well as being produced for Lanvin, Valentino, Saks Fifth Avenue and others besides.

Merola Gloves is featured in A Tailor-made Guidebook – Rome.


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Andrea Spezzigu

Andrea Spezzigu

Made in Sassari. He has always been passionate about fashion, he graduated in Law at LUISS University of Rome, where he lives and works, over the years he acquired an expertise in institutional communication. From now on, he is in charge of public relations and event planning, and he is also a consultant for AltaRoma.

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