Proudly handmade garments paying homage to limitless creativity
Raised in a family of tailors Angelo Inglese, the founder of G. Inglese, can trace his skillset back to his grandmother who made shirts in the 1950’s and passed on the craft to his father. Based in Ginosa, a small village in Puglia, the heel of Italy's boot, a region known to some for its ‘Gravina’, an archeological formation of ravines, with caves and churches carved into the rock. It is also home to G. Inglese, a small haberdashery, and shirt maker with a strong following among sartorial aficionados, which was catapulted into the headlines when it was selected by Prince William to make his wedding shirt.
Angelo took over the tailor shop founded by his father Gianni in 1955 when he was only 23, after his father passed away unexpectedly. As the success of his name captured worldwide attention, Angelo began taking his shirts around the world, showing off the extent of his workshop's talent and gathering enthusiasm from Tokyo to London. He is now proud to introduce these one-of-a-kind shirts to US customers for the first time.
In Southern Italy, sartorial taste usually comes with a dose of flair and color. Angelo Inglese is no exception to that rule — he is a man of great taste and panache. His desire to perpetuate traditions and skills passed on from his grandparents often push him to turn back the clock, dig out archives and replicate patterns and details that are now longer part of the world of shirt-making. A handmade shirt by G. Inglese is entirely cut and sewn by hand using the best Swiss fabrics. It is no surprise that it was deemed fit for a prince.
I apply myself to take abroad the true essence of Made in Italy. And that cannot be reduced to a brand. It should manifest itself in excellence. This is what the world expects from the Italians".
In addition to his namesake label, G. Inglese also supplies shirts to a variety of menswear labels which pride themselves on the value of original design, thoughtful details, quality of materials and craftsmanship. G. Inglese’s protocol of shirt-making requires that the shirts take no less than 25 steps to make, exclusively by hand and with silk thread. There is a personal touch that goes beyond simply stitching pieces of fabrics together, in his case there is an art applied to the craft that reflects generations emerged in a practice of passion. Producing only 4,000 shirts a year, Angelo meticulously approves each piece. There is something that evokes an old school heritage while maintaining both a regal and modern feel.