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Founded 1945 in Italy
Based in Rome

Tailor Nazareno Fonticoli and entrepreneur Gaetano Savini opened the first Brioni tailoring shop in Rome in 1945.

Since 1985 the Brioni's sartorial school has been forming new generations of tailors, ready to take on the challenge of combining classical techniques with modern styles, creating timeless shoes of the highest quality.

They also make beautiful suits that perfectly matches their shoes.


Rome, Italy



Construction methods

Goodyear welted

Product ranges

RTW, Bespoke

Price range


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