A suit made by Francesco Smalto Haute Couture
creates a unique feeling of excitement.

The work that goes into producing a Francesco Smalto Haute Couture suit is the culmination of excellence.
Seventy hours’ work, 33 stages and 20 craftsmen are indispensable for producing each hand-sewn suit, using traditional methods of assembly. The cutters and tailors, full of enthusiasm and strive for perfection, having pursued their craft for 50 years in the Parisian workshops.
Life in the workshop is based on a combination of skills, the team devotes its whole time to applying its know-how and transmitting it to the apprentice tailors. This is a time-honoured tradition.

The cooperation involved in making a suit is the result of a special ritual, enabling each client to create his garment to his own measurements and taste. At each stage, the tailor is there to understand how the client sees his suit and to answer his needs with complete discretion. The advice is dependent on the client’s lifestyle, stature and preferences in terms of fabrics, colour and cut. The tailor guarantees the aesthetic balance and correct fit of the garment so that it matches both to tradition and to contemporary styles.

Discover the Smalto bespoke
1

PREPARATION

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CREATING THE PATTERN

1

PREPARATION

CUTTING OUT THE CLOTH
AND LININGS

PREPARATION OF THE SWATCHES

The fabrics to be used for tailoring the suit.

2

ASSEMBLING THE JACKET

SEWING
AND OVERSEWING

Manually sewing the edges of the cloth to prevent fraying.

2

ASSEMBLING THE JACKET

PREPARATION
OF THE INTERLINING

Sewing a piece of stiffener into part of the jacket to make it hang correctly.

POSITIONING AND SHAPING THE FRONT
OF THE JACKET

3

COLLAR AND SLEEVES

SHAPING,
SHAPING, OVERSEWING AND
INSERTION OF THE COLLAR

Visible stitching on cloth, usually for decorative purposes.

3

COLLAR AND SLEEVES

STITCHING THE SLEEVES
PLACING AND INSERTION
OF SLEEVE LININGS

Assembling the parts of the jacket.

ADDING THE SLEEVECS
ASSEMBLING THE ARMHOLES
AND SHOULDERS CONTROL

Opening in the body of a garment into which the sleeves are inserted.

4

FINISHING

CREATING
THE BUTTONHOLES

Hand-sewn slit into which a button inserted.

4

FINISHING

EMBROIDERING
THE DARTS

Small triangular embroidery used to reinforce a seam at a point at which there is likely to be strain (such as at the top of a slit in the jacket).

ADDING THE BUTTONS

5

FINISHING TOUCHES

FINISHING TOUCHES

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