The creation of Rifugio’s garment cannot be called an industrial product but rather a handmade work of art. Our tailors are skilled women and only with a needle and thimble can sew with a millimeter precision bearing in their minds and hands the measure of our masterpieces.
Bespoke cutting is an art and the cutters eye is all important.
We cut our leather to create a harmonious and flattering line, allowing for all the small imperfections of the gentleman's form.
Our tailors assemble each jacket without compromise; thousands of hand stitches join the jacket, linen and cotton interlinings.
The tailor works shape into the jacket to create contours in the garment; linings, edges and button holes are always finished by hand.
The team is comprised of the finest leather jacket-makers, alteration tailors, finishing tailors and pressers, trained in their craft here on the vision held by Alfredo Rifugio. The making of a single jacket can involve up to ten craftsmen, and up to 80 hours of work.