"True elegance: it's a question of proportion, balance, allure."

Francesco Smalto

At only 13 years old, Francesco Smalto joined a cutting school in his native Calabria. Having had a passion for cutting and fabric at a very young age, he then went to the United States to perfect his cutting technique at Harris in New York, President Kennedy's tailor.

Architect of tailored service, Francesco Smalto founded his own Maison in February 1962, imposing a unique style and line. His goal: "to dress men and help them relentlessly to forge their own style". His signature then became an international contemporary reference.

Fifty years after its creation, Maison Smalto was awarded the label "Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant" by the French Ministry of Economy for the excellence of its tailoring know-how.

Today, Smalto is a tradition reinvented in the service of urban modernity, a signature that combines the power of the know-how of a Master Tailor and a Parisian vision of masculine allure, imbued with audacity and creative freedom.