Burberry and Villa Canestrari Launch the New Tailoring Line

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Burberry and Villa Canestrari “Suit” up to launch the New Tailoring Line

Article Melanie Payge Photography Leonardo Vecchiarelli

Burberry’s event was very exclusive, upon walking in and viewing the room full of suspiciously well dressed ladies and gentlemen, I knew I was about to learn something to “fit the occasion”.


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While waiting for Gianluca Negrini, men’s division supervisor, to join me I had a moment to taste Canestrari’s Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso. A very nice wine to begin the experience.

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Katia Noro, Export Manager Assistant for Villa Canestrari, Melanie Payge and Gianluca

Once I had Gianluca’s undivided attention, he introduced me to their tailoring specialist Guido Ciarfella. I couldn’t stop listening to his explanation about this project, which basically helps men to see exactly how they can be fitted perfectly. The right choice of fabric, color and suit style, of which they have three defined fittings: slim, modern, classic.

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Toasting with Burberry fans all the way from Brescia

My very favorite detail about the new line is that, although the brand is English the suits are “Made in Italy”. Guido also showed me the new travel collection! Amazingly he scrunched the sleeve up into a ball and it didn’t wrinkle – not even a crease. This patented weave is 100% wool, perfect for the traveling business man.

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Gentlemen enjoying the best

I wanted to taste one more wine before leaving, so I found Katia and she suggested the Amarone 1888 and ohhhh is it heavenly, it has a history in Verona like the Arena. In fact, I’m sure in 1888 everyone drank Amorone della Valpolicella before going to the opera.

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Villa Canestrari Amarone della Valpolicella 1888 Riserva

Many thanks to Burberry General Manager Giuseppe Colucci for inviting MilanoStyle.com and me to the exclusive and luxurious event.

IMG_2305 - CopiaKatia Noro, Leonardo Vecchiarelli, Melanie Payge, Gianluca Negrini

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Melanie Payge

Melanie Payge - personal stylist and assistant. Melanie is our special guest fashion blogger. After working for years in the luxury fashion industry and fashion publishing, today, Melanie is a private consultant and stylist. She knows Milan inside and out and can organize special shopping tours and showroom visit. www.melaniepayge.com