Tue 20 May 2014
Front Row Suit had pleasure of sitting down with Brioni master tailor Adrian Constanzo, who is in town for personal appointments at Harrolds.
Can you explain how does one become a master tailor – Becoming a master tailor started with a four year course in pattern making. I was lucky to be taught and tested in-house with Brioni, then finally passing a series of tests with the master tailor of the house.
Can you please explain your partnership with Harrolds and how long will you be in Australia for?
I will be in Australia for 2 days. We have a very tight schedule of meeting clients in-store at Harrolds for personal fittings that general take over an hour. During an appointment, a client is shown fabric and styling details of a suit they desire and measurements of the client is taken to map out for their Brioni custom suit.
How does it generally take for a bespoke suit to be ready?
Six to Eight weeks; it may take a little longer as we reserve our bespoke service for more difficult clients. Because at Brioni we are trained so technically, this is a service we offer for customers who may have found it difficult to work with an off-the-rack suit options in the past and who are happy to spend a little more for a perfectly fitted suit.
Are you trained to evaluate different body shapes?
The process of tailoring a suit to the body is a little like architecture. As no two clients are the same, you need to learn to concentrate and listen to the clients’ requests.
What have you learnt while at Brioni –
Brioni has a very unique identity with history that dates back to 1945. Traditional Italian craftmanship is fused with modern technology. Many clients buy Brioni Suits as it is something they trust and they associate with it.