• Official outfitter of the French national football team

    Because of Brazil, the official outfit of the French football team becomes lighten. Created by the House of Francesco Smalto and designed by its Creative Director, Youn Chong Bak, this is with a dark blue super 100’s wool two pieces suit, that our 23 players will fly the flag for France.

    The new made-to-measure outfit has required 2 fittings and is also composed of a white Egyptien cotton shirt with 7 hand made finishing details and of blue calfskin hand-patinated derbies. Ultimate personalization, each player will have his name embroidered inside the jacket.

    23 copies of this outfit – as a tribute to the 23 players of the team – will be on sale in the Francesco Smalto stores (Paris, Bordeaux, Cannes, Geneva and on-line : www.smalto.com). A subtle and elegant nod to a collaboration that Youn Chong Bak sums up with these words : « while both football and elegance have an instinctive component, they also require the mastery of specific skills and precise gestures”.


    About Maison Francesco Smalto

    Francesco Smalto is a French bespoke and masculine luxury ready-to-wear label established in Paris by Francesco Smalto in 1962. For the last 50 years, and with over 30 artisans and master tailors, Smalto has been perpetuating the bespoke tradition in its Parisian atelier. In 2012, “Francesco Smalto – 50 years of masculine elegance” was published the same year Smalto was received the State-awarded “Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant” label honouring heritage skills in France. The Smalto collections are distributed in over 140 retail points throughout the world and on www.smalto.com. Since 2013, Francesco Smalto is the official tailor of the French Football team - www.lesbleusbysmalto.com.


  • Maison Francesco Smalto dressed Tim Roth in Olivier Dahan’s movie « Grace de Monaco »

    Francesco Smalto collaborates with the cinema since its creation in 1962, appearing in movies such as «Death in Venice», «The Last Emperor» and « That Obscure Object of Desire ». More recently, Jean Dujardin has been dressed in "Möbius" and Kevin Costner in "3 days to kill". The Bespoke tailoring reference shows again all its known-how by signing Tim Roth made-to-measure dressing in « Grace of Monaco », a movie by Olivier Dahan, which will be projected for the opening of the 67th Cannes Film Festival.

    And as a reminder

    Francesco Smalto presents « L’Observatoire Gold Edition » during the 67th edition of the International Cannes Film Festival from May 14th to May 25th 2014. The House flagship store located in the heart of la Croisette becomes a unique and ephemeral place facing the Palais des Festivals.

    For this new edition, Francesco Smalto celebrates cinema and the quintessence of elegance. Very selected guests will have the privilege to relax and enjoy the best view on the most coveted steps in the world.

  • Observatoire Francesco Smalto - Gold Edition

    Francesco Smalto invites you to celebrate cinema and the quintessence of elegance at the 67th Cannes
    International Film Festival. For the second year, Francesco Smalto's Cannes Flagship location will
    transform into the ultimate hotspot, bringing international celebrities and trendsetters to the most stylish
    venue at the film festival. Located in the heart of la Croisette and facing the Palais de Festival, this venue
    offers a stunning terrace with incredible views of the red carpet.
    This location will also showcase an exclusive selection of the finest Francesco Smalto looks, selected
    by GQ magazine, that are available only during all the Festival.

    The House of Francesco Smalto has cultivated a strong presence in the film industry with more than
    100 collaborations in the past 50 years. The last edition was crowned by the charismatic French film
    Director, Abdelatif Kechiche, who donned a Francesco Smalto tuxedo while receiving his Gold Palm
    Award. Additionally, this year’s opening ceremony will feature Francesco Smalto’s exclusive wardrobe
    designs on Hollywood actor, Tim Roth, the leading man of the first official movie commencing the
    Cannes Film Festival ; Grace of Monaco directed by Olivier Dahan.

    L’Observatoire Francesco Smalto
    At L’Observatoire Francesco Smalto, guests will experience “Black & Gold decor” inspired by the
    Palme d'Or and symbolized by the timeless elegance of the precious metal. Additonal decor elements
    include the exclusive tailor-made furniture created in partnership with the esteemed french manufacturer,
    Henryot & Cie. Each unique masterpiece features contemporary lines and the tailor's iconic fabrics,
    detailed with handcrafted 24 carat gold. A certified “Living Heritage Company” by the French government,
    illuminates similarly to Maison Francesco Smalto with a unique French know-how.
    An exclusive Champagne Bar by Piper-Heidsieck will propose a “Cuvée Rare ” in a cinematographic
    atmosphere for the privileged guests. Custom-created cocktails will also be created by the most talented
    mixologists at the VIP bar.

    For this special occasion, a Francesco Smalto Collector “Gold Edition” case has been specially designed
    by Creative Director, Youn Chong Bak. It contains three exclusive bow ties as well as the Smalto
    signature silk carnation, handmade in the Parisian workshop of Maison Legeron. These ultimate accessories,
    in “Black & Gold” for the Festival, will be the elegant men’s sign of recognition on la Croisette.
    L’Observatoire Francesco Smalto has chosen to collaborate with the French photographer Lisa Roze,
    who will curate a “made-to-measure” exhibition portraying the new scene of French talents in music and
    cinema such as Thomas Dutronc, Matthieu Chédid, Jeremie Lippmann and Mathieu Demy… all
    donning Francesco Smalto suits. The photographer creates a link between cinema, art and convictions
    that underly Francesco Smalto’s values : precise gestures, creativity, couture and excellence. The
    “Gold by Lisa Roze” exhibition opening will take place on May 15th at L’Observatoire Francesco

  • Maison Francesco Smalto sponsor of an exhibition mécène de l’exposition « Masculine / Masculine. The Nude Man in Art from 1800 to the present» at the Musée d’Orsay

    “The beauty of a suit lies in the simplicity of each gesture it took to create it” explained Francesco Smalto, who has always considered himself as a sartorial architect.
    Through his relentless study of the human body’s lines and limitations in his search for perfect proportions, he achieved the balancing act of dressing the man without ever hindering his movements. It is through the art of bespoke that Smalto achieved quintessential sartorial knowledge and skill. Since 1962, the Maison has drawn elegance from each gentleman’s unique features, consistently concealing flaws and enhancing assets.
    Elegant paradox: By becoming the sponsor of an exhibition celebrating the nude form, the Maison Smalto intended to pay tribute to the artists who so masterfully “discovered” the male figure, the keystone of the Francesco Smalto allure.
    The exhibition is presented at the Musée d’Orsay from September 23rd 2013.

  • "L'Observatoire" Francesco Smalto in Cannes

    Francesco Smalto is pleased to present you the « Observatoire Francesco Smalto in Cannes », a 180-square meter exclusive hotspot overlooking the Palais des Festivals, located on the first floor of the Francesco Smalto store in Cannes transformed into the ultimate hotspot of the festival.
    Imagine the pictural atmosphere of a speakeasy bar during prohibition era, an homage to "The Great Gatsby", the opening film of the festival of Cannes. Give in to the charms of custom-created cocktails on the private terrace, offering the most incredible point of view on the red carpet.

    Youn Chong Bak, creative director of Francesco Smalto, has designed five must have essentials for your Cannes excursion including collector bow ties, a tuxedo jacket, a revisited white shirt, a velvet monogrammed sleeper and a slim business card holder in order to enhance your red carpet look.
    The exclusive guests will be offered a limited edition case including the ultimate must have :  the silk red carnation, the signature of the house, and three exclusive bowties designed by Francesco Smalto in order to shine during three key moments of the festival; daytime , cocktail and red carpet.
    We invite you to like our Facebook page Smalto to follow the latest news on the red carpet.

  • Francesco Smalto and the cinema

    Francesco Smalto cooperates with the cinema since the creation of the House. From « Death in Venice » to « The Last Emperor » and « That Obscure Object Of Desire » and more recently « Largo Winch »… The made-of-measure referent lends itself happily to the exercise and leaves its elegance signature on the characters.
    In 2013, Francesco Smalto invites itself again in movie theaters, while signing in the production of Guillaume de Tonquédec in « The Scape Goat », with Nicolas Bary and Tim Roth in « Grace of Monaco » by Olivier Dahan.
    Smalto dresses by its sophisticated touches Romain Duris in « Froth on The Daydream » produced by Michel Gondry and Jean Dujardin in « Mobiüs » by Eric Rochand.

  • LesbleusbySmalto.com

    Francesco Smalto invites you to share his view of Frances’ team, thanks to a dedicated website where you will discover the backstage of this great game:
    www.lesbleusbysmalto.com where you will find a short "making of", the official photo and exclusive photos of the players, you will also find dates for upcoming games, news related to our partnership but also Smaltos’ artistic director Youn Chong Baks’ secrets of fabrication.

  • Smalto, official dresser of the French Football Team

    Smalto is pleased to announce its partnership with the French Football Federation as the official dresser for the French team : the House of Smalto will dress the players for the next four seasons (until July 2016). (Photo representing the sketch of the official outfit).


    Within the framework of its international development, the House of Smalto is pleased to announce the opening of a new store in Yantai, China presenting ready-to-wear, and casual chic lines as well as the made-to-measure service, which made Smalto’s fame across the world. In a very cosy atmosphere in the brown and beige tones, composed of wood, brass and dyed Plexiglas, the connoisseurs will recognize what made the Smalto signature: a selection of refined accessories, some exclusive fabrics, precious leathers as well as suits, tuxedos and jackets, all with this unique fall and inimitable shoulder. The House of Smalto has now 19 stores in China.


    « First delivery » - A unique and exclusive online service from the smalto.com on-line boutique. From December, smalto.com offers an exclusive service to the man who – during the holiday season – is chasing after time that has already run out. The busy elegant man, if ordering before 12:00, will receive his purchases on the same day from 5:00pm. The House of Smalto also thought of these elegant shoppers and their last-minute gift purchases: to save unnecessary stress, on December 24th they will need only place their order before 11:00am and the ultimate gift will be delivered from 5:00pm. And Christmas will then be nothing but calm, luxury and sensuality. « First delivery » - Online from December 2012. Delivery by an electric vehicle to Paris inner city. Free service until December 24th 2012.

  • Francesco Smalto, 50 years of masculine elegance

    Architect of the cloth and exceptional tailor, Francesco Smalto establishes his bespoke tailoring house in 1962 in Paris, imposing his unique style and silhouettes. His signature has become an international and essential reference on contemporary masculine elegance. This book presents the history of a unique designer, his inspirations and passions, but also the transmission of an exceptional artisan craftsmanship. Between tradition and modernity, the Maison Smalto offers a behind the scenes in-depth look at the art of bespoke tailoring with an introduction to the visible and invisible codes of sartorial refinement. A journey through the unique heritage of a timeless label, shaping masculine elegance for the last 50 years. "Beaux livres" - 40 euros - Available in the bookshops from November 29th 2012.

  • Smalto certified "Living Heritage Company"

    This mark of recognition of the French Ministry of the Economy, Industry and Employment rewards the French firms for the excellence of their traditional know-how.
    Based on very precise critera – rarity, heritage and know-how transfer – the SMALTO House has been certified “Living Heritage Company” (“Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant” in French).
    In its bespoke workshop « Francesco SMALTO Couture » - composed of around twenty master tailors and based within the fashion house head office in rue de Bassano in Paris – SMALTO perpetuates and innovate in the bespoke tailoring since 50 years now. Thierry Le Guénic, CEO, is delighted about this official recognition of the house historical know-how and reminds about the fact that bespoke it at the heart of the strategy and thedevelopment of Smalto.

  • Made-to-measure

    Smalto proposes now a made-to-measure service for the shirt and the suit in a selection of selling points to bring a personalized answer to the lifestyles and to the morphology of every customer. A discrete luxury you have to guess and who’s not flaunted.
    The garments are made in an Italian workshop which respects in the perfection the tailoring tradition, the know how and the Smalto excellence which is rightfully famous for 50 years.
    Made only for you, tailor-made pieces are also made by you: you have the choice between several bodies, customization’s elements and a range of materials. The House Smalto is recognized for the quality of the fabrics. Sometimes rare, always fine, you will appreciate their exceptional touch.


    Smalto is an official partner of the world-renowned stable: the Luxury Racing with Ferrari composed of three 458 Ferrari contributing to 2 championships : the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) of which the 24H in Mans take parts and the FIA SRO International GT Championship.
    The team has obtained the title of ILMC car manufacturer champion with Ferrari in 2011.
    Luxury Racing plays on international racing circuits such as Sebring in the USA, TBD in China, Sao Paulo in Brazil, Imola and Monza in Italy, Sakhir in Bahrein and Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium.
    Anthony Beltoise, the top pilot of the racing stable will become a Smalto ambassador for the 2012 season.
    Anthony won the Porsche Cup France in 2005, 2006 and 2008 as well as the 24H in Mans in 2000 and 2001.