Tailor Trades



The origins of Italian tailoring are very old indeed.
A Tailoring University was set up in Rome, as far back as 1600, by Pope Gregory XIII. This closed in 1801, but was re-opened in 1947 by Master Tailor Amilcare Minnucci, in via Rasella, where it is still located.

The post-war period gave Italy a great boost in terms of creativity. In the years to come, tailoring became international and the Made in Italy label was finally created.

Today Made in Italy is an example of good taste, ingenuity and entrepreneurship.

It is one of the professions most praised in the foreign press and one of the most in demand, with thousands of vacancies in Italy alone.

The tailor is together designer, model maker and cutter, so he can design the outfit and then develop it according to the customer’s figure, reproducing it on fabrics: tailoring is a symbol of Made in Italy, a profession full of personal and economic satisfaction.

Becoming a tailor takes time and is demanding - study, knowledge of techniques and fabrics, application.

It takes years of experience to really learn the trade, but once it has been learnt, finding a job is easy.

Tailoring is also very versatile. A tailor can work on his own, creating tailor-made garments, depending on the work to be done and the quality of the fabrics, but he can also, for example, make costumes for films and the stage.

To an increasing extent today, the tailor has become a professional who cuts and sews clothes, with great sensitivity and taste.

The tailor is a specialized craftsman who manufactures men's and women's clothing; in Italy, this profession has marked the history of costume and fashion, including because of the particular ways in which it has developed.

This trade cannot be separated from some of the skills and requirements necessary for its normal development. While some of these develop naturally through culture, own style or study, others require more in-depth application and the aid of a professional tailor for refining skills and putting them into practice.

Tailoring and Made in Italy are almost synonyms. Italian tailoring style is in fact recognized and in demand worldwide

Anyone who wants to become a tailor today must prepare himself as much as possible, both theoretically and in the field. He must, in fact, be able to carry out all the operations related to the production of garments (to measure or in small series) from the selection of fabrics and the creation of the model to actual cutting and production. This figure is employed in small and medium-sized clothing companies or in artisan workshops in the trade.

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