With his carefully tailored, made-to measure suits that allowed plenty of freedom of movement, he revolutionised the male wardrobe and its vocabulary; from the pin-striped suit to the white dinner jacket and the safari jacket to futurist suits and high vinyl thigh-boots. Some of these items have become signature garments for the House of SMALTO.
The style favoured by the young Francesco also sought comfort and relaxation while preserving the line and the look. His love of the Far East is manifest in this quest for balance and purity of line.
Ever since he started out, Francesco Smalto has been patronised by great performers such as Claude François and Charles Aznavour who chose SMALTO clothing for their stage appearances.
Background picture: Straight suit in brown flannel with chalk pin-stripes
Couture Autumn/Winter 1964
Ensemble (blouson jacket, trousers) in grey tweed
Couture – Autumn/Winter 1966
Straight cut dinner-jacket in white wild silk
Couture - Spring/Summer 1963
Straight cut three-piece suit in grey flannel
Couture - Autumn/Winter 1964