Around the world in 80 years
THIS STORY BEGINS
in Taranto in the 1920s, where Leonardo Vinci had been tailoring unique suits from the age of 6, with the craftsmanship of an experienced tailor.
He became the youngest and most acclaimed tailor of the town in no time.
Like every talented youth, Leonardo had great ambition and longed to broaden his horizons abroad.
a big Montreal firm wants him as technical manager. Leonardo seizes this offer and, after moving to Canada, lets his fiancée join him in order to marry her. In 1953 Donato is born.
THE TECHNOLOGY AND PRECISION
of the machinery soon became familiar to Leonardo who, on the other hand, wanted to go back to his origins and apply his experience to the job.
AFTER MOVING TO GREAT BRITAIN TO WORK AT SIMON ACKERMAN
he finally set in Italy, in 1965.
With Cerruti and Armani, he was in charge of the production in a big firm which soon went from 60 to 650 workers.
AFTER MANY YEARS
the moment of bringing his lifetime dream alive finally came and in 1976 his son Donato founded “Vinci Uomo”.
IN THIS NEW ACTIVITY
the ideas of industrial custom-tailored and handmade come together, the northern rigour and a touch of sun from the south, always having the greatest attention towards the client and care for the process. Manual skills remain the core of the production with a wide range of luxurious and carefully selected fabrics; in Vinci Uomo’s atelier you can feel the craftsmanship and tradition.
Donato follows personally and carefully his clients and participates actively in the tailors’ activity. He’s been working with his daughter Giada from 2001, who manages their shop in Milan, opened in 1989.
Leonardo Vinci passed away in 2006.